Self-Storage Tips: Storing Your VHS Tapes

Published on 2/13/2023

VHS tapes may seem like outdated technology, but many people are discovering that their old tapes have become surprisingly valuable. In fact, vintage VHS tapes can fetch a high price, making it all the more important to make sure they are stored properly. In this blog post, we'll discuss some tips for storing old VHS tapes to help ensure their longevity and value.

  1. Store tapes vertically: VHS tapes should be stored vertically, rather than stacked on top of each other. This will prevent the tapes from becoming warped or damaged, and will also make it easier to access the tapes when you need them.

  1. Keep tapes away from heat and moisture: Heat and moisture are two of the biggest threats to VHS tapes. To protect your tapes, be sure to store them in a cool, dry place. Avoid storing tapes near heating vents, in attics or basements, or in other areas where they might be exposed to high temperatures or humidity.

  1. Label tapes clearly: When necessary, labeling your tapes clearly will make it easier to find the tapes you're looking for, and will also help to prevent damage to the tapes. Use a permanent marker to label each tape, and consider using a protective cover or label to protect the label from wear and tear.

  1. Invest in high-quality storage containers: VHS tapes should be stored in high-quality storage containers that are designed specifically for video tapes. These containers will help to protect the tapes from dust, dirt, and other environmental factors that can cause damage. Not sure what kind of container to use? Check out our post about choosing a storage container.

With the sudden surge in value of vintage VHS tapes, it's more important than ever to store these tapes properly. By following these tips, you can help ensure that your tapes are protected and preserved for future generations to enjoy.
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