Creating a Time Capsule

We all want to preserve our favorite memories. From simply wanting to share a special pastime with your children to collecting your favorite childhood toys, nostalgia takes many forms, and time capsules are an especially popular form. According to The Edges of Time, an online publication, time capsules have been a part of society for thousands of years – both intentionally and unintentionally. If you’re interested in reminiscing, consider making a time capsule to store your most cherished memories.

Create with a Loved One

One of the best things about preserving memories is doing so with the ones you love. Recruit the help of a sister, grandchild or dear friend and begin planning your time capsule. Together you can both contribute memories and even make some new ones while working.

Be Creative

There’s no hard and fast rule regarding what a time capsule must be. If you enjoy videography, think about making a video to capture the memories you want to preserve. If you decide to go a more traditional route, buy a box and fill it with keepsakes, items that represent the time you grew up and other memorabilia that’s special to you.

Set a Date and Time to Open Your Time Capsule

Discuss when you would like to reopen the time capsule. The graduation day of your youngest child? The birth of your first grandchild? Your 50th wedding anniversary? Pick a date that’s special to you and don’t be tempted to peek.

Store Your Memories

According to the Library of Congress, you need to ensure your memories are stored in a cool room that is also dry and does not allow light in. One way you can keep your time capsule protected is by putting it in a climate-controlled storage unit. The added bonus is that you won’t be quite as tempted to open the box or view your preserved memories until you’re supposed to if it is out of sight and out of mind. SecurCare Self Storage offers a number of affordable storage units and friendly professional service. Check out a location near you today.