Storing your electronics seems self-explanatory – but there is more to it than just putting your television in a storage unit and leaving it there unattended. To be clear, that doesn’t mean you can’t store these items. However, there are some things to keep in mind while storing away your computers and televisions.
Electronics can be damaged if they are not stored away properly. They can also develop rust or mold if kept in the wrong atmosphere. The first thing to do when storing your electronics is to make sure they are packed and stacked properly. Electronics are very fragile and can easily be broken. Make sure to pack the item in a box that the piece fits in comfortably – and fill it with packing paper, bubble wrap or foam. Adding these in will ensure that the fragile item will be protected. Now, make sure the box is not on the floor. Stack it on top of something sturdy so it cannot be damaged by accidentally getting stepped on. Don’t put anything on top of this box, or else things might not end too well!
Another important thing to remember is to detach any wires or other accessories from the device. When storing your electronics, it is safest to tie the cords up. Either attach them to the piece of electronics itself or put them into the bottom of your box. By doing so, you lower the risk of cords getting lost or broken by being bent the wrong way. This also prevents them getting tangled up and causing you to drop the electronic device.
If your storage unit offers units with climate control, choose this option for electronics. You tend to pay more for a climate-controlled unit, but it will be better for your belongings and electronic devices in the long run. Especially during the hot summer months, a climate-controlled unit is essential. It keeps out humidity and moisture, protecting your electronics. At Noah’s Ark Self Storage, we offer both climate-controlled and regular storage units to choose from.
Need a place to store your electronics? Give Noah’s Ark Self Storage a call, and we’ll be happy to help you out.