How to protect your delicate electronics in storage?

Using storage units can be of great help. Whether you need to temporarily store away items during relocation, or store them long-term, they can be used for anything. It’s so easy to find affordable storage Boca Raton nowadays. However, you have to be careful when you’re storing your electronics. They require extra attention in order to stay in the same condition as you left them in. So, we are here to help you protect your delicate electronics in storage and teach you how to prepare them for it. Whatever your reason is for using storage, you should still make sure that everything you put inside is safe and secured. Read on to learn more about this preparation!

woman typing on a laptop
No matter if you’re planning to store your electronics short-term or long-term, they should still be protected.

Protect your delicate electronics in storage like a pro

If you’re new to this business, you may not know that there are two different types of storage units out there. Those that have climate and temperature control and those that do not. In the situation where you’re going to store your electronics, you should opt for the first option. These units will make sure the temperature inside stays the same and that there is air circulation. Changes in temperatures throughout the year can create condensation in a regular unit. We all know how important it is that your electronics stay dry, so that is why storing them long-term in a regular unit may not be a choice you want to make. After all, you can always contact City Movers and have them provide you with the perfect unit for your tech equipment! 

If possible, store your tech in the original packaging

We understand that not many people keep the packaging their electronics came in. Let’s say you buy a new TV. You’ve spent a lot of money and got a large one to hang on your living room wall. However, the box is too big for you to keep – especially if you live in a smaller house or an apartment. Therefore, you end up cutting it up and throwing it in the nearest trash can. Or, in a better scenario, you have it recycled.

What you didn’t realize is that you will be moving in a few years and you’ll want to take that TV with you. The box it came in was the perfect size for transportation, as it didn’t allow the TV to move around, and it had protective material around it. That is why you should always try to save the original packaging, as it is the one that will keep your delicate electronics safe during relocation and storage.

flat screen tv in a living room
Each TV comes in a box designed specifically for that model. If you store it in a bigger box, you risk it falling and getting damaged.

In case you threw it away or you can’t find it, it’s not over yet. Ask your family and friends if they have any that match the size of your electronics. Also, you can ask around in shops – maybe they’ve got extras they were already planning to throw away. In the end, you can always get packing services from your moving company and they can wrap it properly for you. They may not have the exact box either, but they’ve got the proper packing materials that will keep your electronics safe.

Protect the screens when storing electronics

The screen is typically the most sensitive part of an electronic device. Whether it is your TV, a phone, a monitor, or a laptop, you can’t use it if the screen breaks. During storage and transit, you have to go the extra step and ensure your screens are safe. First things first, you should wrap it in non-abrasive padding to ensure it doesn’t get any scratches. Next, you want to make sure that padding doesn’t slip and fall off over time. Wrapping plastic serves great for this purpose, and in this situation, don’t try to save it. Use as much as you can! Then, you definitely want to store your sensitive electronics upright, and face the screen against a wall. That way, you’ll know that nothing can fall on top and potentially damage the screen.

In order to protect your delicate electronics in storage, separate and label the cords

If you didn’t know, storing cords improperly can cause a lot of damage. They can become stiff and if you try to bend them, they can break or crack. Before you put them in storage, organize, and secure them. You can also use a label maker to know which cord goes with which device. Your future self will thank you for this – trying to unravel a bunch of cords and figure out which one goes on the TV is a nightmare. Additionally, you can put them in see-through plastic bins or get a specific cord organizer box. Whichever route you go, properly organized cords and electronics in a storage unit will make you happy once you come to retrieve the items. Everything will be set and ready to go!

cords and a smart watch next to a white box
Sorting your cables and cords may be a boring task to do, but it will help you a lot in the long run.

If in doubt, read the manual

Many people rarely read the owner’s manual once their tech arrives. It’s usually used only to set up, and then you chuck it in the trash. Believe it or not, many manuals actually have instructions on how to protect your delicate electronics in storage. After all, you can always contact the manufacturer and ask for more details and tips on how to prepare the item for storage. In the end, always consult your movers as well, and read their FAQ page to see whether others have asked the same question as well. We’ll be happy to help you keep your electronics safe during transport and storage.

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