Wednesday 25 February 2015

Troubled With Damaged Photos? Check Out Some Storage Hacks

Do you know why your treasured photos get damaged? The most viable reason is the lack of proper storage methods. A shoebox or any other ordinary box isn’t an appropriate storage house for your photos.

The precious the photo, the more vulnerable it is:
Photos are primarily delicate. The older and more precious they are, the easily they get damaged when not stored carefully.

Safe Storage Hacks:
Archival sleeves:

Stocking up your photos and albums with archival sleeves protects your photos from elements like heat, light, bug infestations, water flow and fingerprints which have damaging effects on photos.

Acid-free photo storage boxes:

Stock up your albums in an acid-resistant photo storage box to make your photos chemical resistant.
Tip- Store your photos in the box after packing them in archival sleeves. It will secure your photos and albums against all harsh elements.

Precautionary measures to remember:
Using photographic paper or a mounting board can prove to be lethal sometimes due to their acidic content. It can cause long-term damage to delicate films and photographs.
Prior to storing photos in an acid-free box, don’t forget to remove items like paper clips, manila envelopes and anything which gives odor.
Troubled over long-term finger marks on photos? Wear cotton gloves during photograph handling.

When nothing works, rely on us:
Some photos need special storage facilities. Dustore provides storage facilities for storing all types of photographs. Our storage facilities consist of climatic control functions which protects not just photos but other delicate items like oil paintings from any kind of damage.

An event for all the photo-fanatics!
If you are in Dubai, you cannot miss the Everyday Middle East - Photography Exhibition. There you can experience a two-way exchange of finest photographs and arts.

Monday 23 February 2015

Concerned About Your Items Getting Deformed? Switch To Temperature Controlled Units

People are often concerned about their items getting deformed if not preserved under appropriate conditions. Dustore acts as a savior for such people. Dustore provides reliable temperature controlled self storage services in Dubai.

Why is there a need of temperature controlled units?
Many would opine that majority of items can be stored in non-temperature controlled units. However, certain electronic items, oil-based paintings as well as antiques require temperature controlled storage facilities. Otherwise, the items will get spoilt over a period of time.

Below is a list of items which require temperature controlled units for their proper storage:


You don’t want your beautiful furnishings and upholstery to lose their sheen, do you? Imagine you bought a brand new sofa. You decided to use this after 2 months and therefore decided to store it in your store house. However, don’t be surprised if you find something like this-

The right side reflects the sofa before 2 months and the left side after 2 months. Now this spoilage can be prevented by storing such items in temperature controlled units.

Easy solution: Whether it is concerned with personal storage or self-storage in Dubai, Dustore is at your service to provide robust storage services comprising of temperature and climate controlled facilities.
Similarly you can preserve the following items under the safest temperature controlled units.


We have special climate control equipments which prevent spoilage of antiques and paintings due to moisture and humidity.


Vintage cars

We have advanced temperature controlled equipments like anti-freezing tools, self-diagnosis and thermo-control units which sustain these cars in all-healthy condition.


Below are 4 easy tips for proper storage of items:
1. Ensure that items remain dry.
2. Keep  your items elevated (Dustore has elevated pallets installed at all its locations ensuring optimal safety of your items)
3. Keep a regular check on your items

And when all else fails, you can always rely on Dustore’s reliable temperature-controlled storage vaults.