Mistakes to Avoid When Putting Electronics into a Self-Storage Unit
If you’re moving or rearranging your home and you aren’t sure what to do with your unused electronics, a self-storage unit may be the ideal place to keep them safe and secure. Storing electronics requires specific preparation and care—if you don’t store your electronics properly, they’re more likely to get damaged. Here are a few mistakes to avoid when putting your electronics into storage so you can ensure that your possession stay safe and undamaged no matter how long you keep them in storage.
Ignoring Climate Control
Many electronic items such as computers, mobile devices, and cameras are sensitive to extreme heat or cold. Cold temperatures can cause parts to freeze, and warm temperatures can cause the development of moisture and rust. That’s why it’s important to choose a climate-controlled storage unit for your electronics. With a temperature controlled storage unit, you can ensure that your electronics won’t succumb to any weather-related damaged.
Improperly packing your electronics for storage can cause damage in the long run. Careful packing not only prevents damage, but it also help to increase the longevity of your electronics. Make sure to bubble wrap electronics—bubble wrap acts as a shock absorber in case of accidental falls. Cover your belongings with a cloth sheet to prevent dust for collecting. For longterm storage, avoid plastic wrapping your electronics because plastic can trap in moisture, leading to rust and mildew damage over time. Proper packing is the best way to keep your electronics safe and secure while they’re in storage.
A self-storage unit is the best long and short term storage solution for your electronics. With the right preparation, you can ensure that your electronics remain safe and sound no matter how long you’re planning to keep them in storage. For climate controlled and secure-locking private storage units, choose Migson Public Storage. We offer the highest quality storage facilities and services in several locations across Ontario. For more information about our storage units, contact us today at Migson Public Storage.
Posted on January 24, 2017 | Electronic Storage