Do you have a passion for collecting things? You’re not alone. In fact, most people are collectors of something; whether it be small things like football memorabilia, shot glasses, and stamps, or big things like cars, furniture, and artwork. While there are several different psychoanalytical explanations behind why humans feel the need to accumulate belongings, at some point these items begin to overrun personal space. Finally, you’re forced to either stop collecting or move your collection to a new location, like a storage unit.
Like you, these five A-list celebrities have extensive collections which could benefit from the advantages of storage units.
1. Angelina Jolie – Knives
After visiting a Renaissance fair when she was 12, Angelina Jolie became fascinated by the symbolism of knives in the history of older cultures. Not only does she collect knives, but as seen on the Conan O’Brien show and her starring role in The Tomb Raider, Angelina is incredibly skilled in knife handling and operation.
By putting her knives in a storage unit, Angelina could ensure that her knives are safely stored away from her kids or young guests. At Simply Self Storage, you have the option to provide your own lock and key, which gives you the power to determine who has access to your belongings.
2. Jay Leno – Cars
As you may know, Jay Leno has perhaps one of the largest car collections in the world. With novelties like the 1966 437 Ford AC Cobra, the 1955 Buick Roadmaster, the 1917 Fiat Botafogo Special, and the 1936 Cord 810/812, Jay could benefit from a storage unit by keeping his most valued automobiles safely in the confines of a secure, climate-controlled location. With units up to 10’ x 30’, even Jay’s Lamborghini tractor would fit easily and comfortably.
3. Kiefer Sutherland – Gibson Guitars
Inspired by legendary guitarists like Jimmy Page and Angus Young, Kiefer Sutherland started playing classic Gibson guitars when he was a kid. Since then, he’s developed a love for collecting the six-strings and owns all 30 original models and his own special instrument called the Gibson KS336 Kiefer Sutherland Signature Guitar. Though he keeps all of his guitars in a private studio, Kiefer’s collection could benefit from the well-lit, temperature-controlled environment of a storage unit where he could rest in peace that they were behind the safety of locked doors.
4. Tom Hanks – Typewriters
You may know Tom Hanks from his award-winning performances in movies like Forrest Gump, Saving Private Ryan, and Cast Away. What you probably don’t know him for, however, is his love of typewriters. Tom has a collection of over 200 portable typewriters. Though he says he only spends about $50 on each one, Tom’s collection could remain in mint condition in a storage unit. With options like mini storage, Tom could store his typewriters in the perfect sized unit while keeping them safe, and out of the way from his personal home space.
5. Shaquille O’Neal – Superman Things
It may be the letter or possibly the man behind the mask, but Shaquille O’Neal has an obsession with all things Superman, which makes him the perfect candidate for storage units. Whether he wants to keep his Superman-themed Cadillac in prime vehicle storage or his Superman t-shirt collection in long-term storage, Shaq can use storage units to keep his Superman collection safe and sound.