Creating a Quick Home Sale

Creating a Quick Home Sale

What Is The Proper Way To Store Electronics?

by Lillian Bishop

When you store your items in a self-storage unit, you may find that some are trickier than others. While you know how to store plastic storage bins and wooden furniture, electronics require some extra steps. The humidity and moisture in a storage unit can make it hard on your televisions, stereos and computers, so it is important that you follow these tips for storing them properly.

Choosing the Right Storage Unit

The self-storage unit you choose makes a big difference in the quality of your electronics after it has been stored for a while. Electronics need a climate-controlled storage unit because extremely high or low temperatures can damage them. You should never leave your electronics in a storage unit that is prone to temperatures in the triple-digits, high humidity, or freezing cold temperatures with ice and snow. Choose a unit that is temperature-controlled, and set it a modest temperature. If you can also get one that is moisture-controlled, that is even better.

How to Prepare the Electronics

Once you have selected your storage unit, you can start preparing your electronics to be stored. Before you start packing them away, make sure they are cleaned thoroughly. Dust and debris is their biggest enemy. Dust in a computer or television's air vents can destroy it while it sits there being stored. Clean all of the electronic items thoroughly using a microfiber cloth or compressed air duster.

In addition to cleaning the electronics, you also want to back up all your data. Try to choose multiple locations for backing up your data for extra protection. Also make sure you have removed CDs, DVDs, video games, and memory cards from all electronics before packing them up.

Storing Them Properly

To protect your electronics, make sure you do not cover them in plastic. Plastic has a tendency to attract moisture, which can then turn to mold and mildew, as well as attract pests. Instead, cover it in sheets of foam padding, securing it with tape. You can then either store them as-is or in plastic containers if they are small items. Most electronics are large enough to where they don't need to be placed in a box. Avoid putting any cardboard boxes in your storage unit.

Keep the electronics from the floor of the storage unit by placing them on top of pallets or wood boards. You don't want them to get ruined if there is rain or a flood nearby. To protect your computer monitors and television screens, get a dust cover to protect them before storing them. Covering them in comforters is another good option.

For more information, contact Regency Self Storage or a similar company.


About Me

Creating a Quick Home Sale

One of the things that helped sell my home quickly, at least according to my real estate agent, was the time I spent fixing up the landscaping. I knew about the importance of eye appeal, but who would have thought that something as simple as a storage shed or a backyard veggie garden could make such a big difference in the sale price of a home, and the length of time it takes to sell said home? Well to prove that my landscaping techniques worked, I helped three friends sell their homes using some of my tips and tricks. It seems to have worked, because every one of them were able to fetch their asking price and sell before their goal deadlines. So, I figured I should help others out there who could use a little help in the home selling department… hopefully you'll find inspiration on the pages here.