The storage of archives is a specialty business of its
own, with unique needs and requirements. In storing any type of archives,
make sure that you will have easy and immediate access to records at
any time you may need them. Likewise, organize and file your records
thoroughly before storing them, so that retrieval will be easily achieved.
By labeling files clearly, you’ll save yourself time and effort
when visiting your archived records.
To transport your records to the storage facility, box them in
clearly marked file boxes and secure the boxes well. Alternatively,
you may hire your moving company and/or storage facility to pack
and transport the records to their storage space. Additionally,
these specialized businesses may offer services of archive retrieval
and delivery in the event that you need to access the records.
Because moisture can quickly destroy paper records, climate control
is a must in archival storage. The storage facility you choose for
your archival needs will need to offer climate control including
protection against humidity.