Collections are a great pastime; however, if you’re been at it for awhile, you’ll start to realize that you lose the space in your home to boxes and boxes of antique collectibles. If you’re found that you have no space for your collection it may be time to find a nice way to display it in your home. Below you will find a few great ideas that can take your collection from a boxed nuisance to a fun treasure for everyone to see.
Dust Be Gone
One of the most common problems that collectors have when trying to display their classic toys is the collection of dust. Dust easily gets in and on their collectibles making displaying them more of a chore than a fun experience. If this is a problem for you, there are solutions that will easily remedy the problem.
There are some places you can go and purchase display cases that are designed for collectible toys. You can often see these displays in toy stores in the Barbie section where the most popular items are. Ordering these display cases allows you to put your collection wherever you’ve like. The cases are clear all around making it visible to all however it is completely enclosed warding off that dust.
Glass Cases with Lighting
Another great way to display your classic toys in your home is to invest in a glass case. They are sold in different sizes and some of them are equipped with lighting that makes it easier to see your toys.
Your grandma’s china cabinet idea for displaying her fine china is another great solution that collectors of classic toys can try. If you have a decent china cabinet you can place your toys on the shelves. Since the cabinet doors are glass, they can make a great focal point in your living or dining room area.
If you don’t mind the dust too much, there is always the option to display your classic toys on a bookshelf. There are plenty of shelving arrangements now that have different sized shelves making it easy for you to customize your display the way you want to. Book shelves are already great display pieces and can be stored in any room in your house.
Designate a Room
If your classic toys are still in their original packaging and you intend to resell them at a later date than you will need to preserve them appropriately. Instead of taking them out of the boxes, you might consider designating a room or area where you can easily display the toys. For instance, if you have an attic or basement, add a few shelves that can mount to the wall. Place your toy boxes on the shelves for an easy display area.
When displaying your classic toys please keep in mind that they must maintain their quality in order to maintain its value. Therefore you should not store your items anywhere that there is intense heat, moisture, or cold. Keep the toys away from younger children who might play with them or open the packages, and more importantly store them out of the reach of your pets. Other than that, get creative in making your collectibles mesh with your living space for everyone to enjoy.