If you collect certain valuable items (like vinyl records, action figures, first edition books, etc.), here are two reasons why you should keep your collection in a storage unit.
They'll be safer than they would be in your home
The biggest benefit about putting your collectibles into a storage unit is that they will almost certainly be safer than they would be in your home. This is important because keeping your collectibles in pristine condition is important if you want their value to go up.
It's safer to put them in a storage facility because things such as fires are less likely to occur in a building like this they would in a residential property (as unlike a house or apartment, the facility won't have any cooking equipment, open fires or cigarette smokers which could potentially lead to the property and its contents being damaged by flames or smoke).
Furthermore, because of the high security levels in a storage facility, they are not normally targeted by thieves, as it is incredibly difficult for anyone to break into any of the units. In contrast, unless you have a very high-tech security system in your home, there is a chance that your home could be burglarised and that your collectibles could be stolen. As such, if you want to keep collecting your chosen items but have worries about them being taken or damaged, it would be wise to transfer them to a storage unit.
You can expand your collection as much as you want
Another amazing perk that comes with putting your collectibles into a storage unit is that you can carry on expanding your collection almost indefinitely. Even if your collection starts to outgrow the size of the unit, all you need to do is transfer it to a larger unit in the same facility or rent an additional unit.
In contrast, if you keep your collection at home, you will, at some point, have to stop collecting (unless you collect extremely small items, such as stamps), when you run out of storage space for these items. Even if you have quite a large home with plenty of storage areas, keeping an ever-growing collection in your home might eventually make it look extremely cluttered. If this happens and it begins to bother you, then you might have to choose between having a neat and spacious home and continuing to expand your collection. If you don't want to make this choice, then it's definitely best to start keeping your collectibles in a storage unit.