How to Store Your Electronics
Electronic devices can be large and difficult to store. If you’re in the process of moving or you need to make some extra space in your home, a self-storage unit is the best way to store your electronics. A self-storage unit will protect your electronics from physical and environmental damage, keeping them in perfect condition until you’re ready to retrieve them. Here are some tips for storing your electronics in a self-storage unit.
Preparing Your Electronics for Storage
Electronic equipment such as television sets, computers, speakers and hand-held devices contain sensitive material that can be easily broken. That’s why it’s important to properly prepare your electronics before putting them into storage to prevent the risk of damage. Wrap electronics in bubble wrap or plastic wrap—bubble wrap acts as a shock absorber, reducing the risk of damage in case your electronic item falls while in storage. However, don’t leave your electronics wrapped up for too long—plastic material can attract moisture, which can damage electronics. Make sure to remove and replace your plastic wrapping every few months to prevent moisture buildup.
Choose a Temperature-Controlled Unit
Many electronics are sensitive to environmental conditions and subtle shifts in temperature, which is why it’s important to choose a temperature-controlled storage unit for you electronics. During the winter, keep your storage unit at a heated temperature to prevent ice from developing on your electronics and causing damage to its internal mechanisms. In the summer, it’s important to keep your storage unit dehumidified to prevent moisture and condensation from causing permanent damage to your electronics.
Electronic equipment is valuable and often expensive. It’s important to have a safe and protected environment to store your electronics if you don’t have room from them in the house. At Migson Public Storage, we offer temperature-controlled and secure locking units, security cameras and on-site staff members to keep your electronics safe. For more information about our self-storage accommodations, today at Migson Public Storage.
Posted on August 30, 2016 | Uncategorized