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How to Store Electronics in A Storage Unit

Feb 19, 2019 | Storage | 0 comments

More tips from Chesley storage on how to safely store electronics in a storage unit. Simple follow these steps to ensure that your electronic devices are stored safely and securely:

  • Create a log of all electronics that you will be storing
  • Try to find the original packaging if possible
  • Make sure you have good quality packaging
  • Prepare you electronic devices for storage

Create a log of all the electronics that you’ll be storing

Deciding which items you will be storing is a good start. Creating a detailed log will make life much easier in the future because you’ll always have something to refer back to. Keep a record of which room each electronic device belongs to and separate the large heavy items from the smaller and lighter ones.

Try to find the original packaging if possible

Original packaging may take up valuable space in your home, but it has been designed specifically for the actual device you want to store. The foam inserts and cardboard supports fit your device perfectly and offer the kind of safe storage protection that generic foam and paper doesn’t.

Make sure you have good quality packaging

The best way to store your electronic devices is to make sure you only use good quality packing materials. Thin tape and paper just won’t cut it. Invest in some extra strong boxes, packing tape and gun, bubble wrap, loose foam filler and cable ties. This will ensure that your devices will be safe during transit and whilst in storage for many years to come.

Prepare you electronic devices for storage

Individually preparing each electronic device starts with tagging cords and cables with coloured labels. Taking pictures on your camera or smart phone will help you to easily re-connect your devices in the future. Roll cables neatly into circles and then hold in place with cable ties.

If you no longer have the original packaging, simply wrap the item in bubble wrap as though you are wrapping a Christmas present. Once you are happy with the end result, simply place into a suitably sized box and fill any voids with scrunched up paper or foam pieces.

Make sure your items can’t move around inside the box. Using your tape gun, seal the top of the box with packing tape. Label the box with the relevant information that correlates to you inventory. Writing ‘fragile’ on the top and sides of the box will help you to organise items at the storage container.

If you are planning on storing items for a long period of time, it is always advisable to remove batteries or unstable items to avoid spillage or damage.

Larger items and white goods will require extra time and care to prepare. Most white goods will come with manufacturers advice for storage requirements. Make sure all goods are completely dry before storing to avoid the risk of mould and mildew.

We hope that you’ve found this guide useful. Now that you have a guide to storing your electronic devices safely, you’ll need a storage facility you can trust. Chesley Storage have containers and various sized warehousing options available. Please get in touch for a no obligation quote or call us on 01795 844144 for an informal chat.


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