Top 3 Tips For Storing Electronics

tips for storing electronics

Whether you are moving or just decluttering if you have electronics that you are not currently using but that you are not ready to part with, storage is an excellent option. And since these are generally quite expensive purchases, they could be an extra television, stereo or even computers among other things, you need to make sure you choose the right storage locker.

Here are the top 3 tips for storing electronics in a storage locker:

Choose a climate controlled storage unit

Temperature controlled units are the ideal choice for storing most things but especially electronics. These are like little investments and you want to make sure you don’t ruin them by letting them get too cold or damp.

Say you are storing a printer for example. If you do not get a unit that stays warm in winter, you could find your ink drying up and freezing. This, in turn, can cause them to expand which can cause irreparable damage to the printer.

Pack things up right

Follow these packing tips to make sure you protect your electronics and get the most out of a storage locker:

  • Bubble wrap everything for an added layer of protection
  • Cover electronics with a sheet or canvas to keep dust out of its delicate parts
  • If you are planning on long-term storage don’t use plastic to wrap your items as this can lead to mold and mildew by holding in moisture.
  • Add warning labels to packaging so you remember this is a fragile device

Get expensive electronics insured

While the vast majority of storage units are very secure there are still things that can go wrong. For example, there could be a fire or a flood that could damage your items. That is why it is important to get your most valuable items insured.

If you are ready to get your own storage locker give Valet Storage a call. We have exactly the storage space you are looking for, no matter how small or large of a unit you need. To learn more or to set up an appointment, give us a call today.