Are you moving to a new location or moving back to your parents home while your home situation is getting fixed? If you are congrats! Now you have to find out where to store all your belongs. Leaving your belongs in your parent's garage in a box is probably not the best idea, especially your electronics. You can store some clothing out in boxes in cold garages, but not your brand new smart TV. The cold temperatures will end up damaging your expensive electronics and furniture. The safest option is to store electronics in a climate-controlled storage area.
Cold temperatures are damaging to electronic devices. These items are to be kept at constant room temperature. Extreme cold weather will start to create unwanted condensation and even freezing. Freezing will occur if you store electronics like LCD screens, which have liquid inside of them, or any device with working motors.
Storing electronics in storage units.
Climate controlled storage units are the best option for storing electronics. Most storage unit facilities provide two kinds of storage unit options: indoor and outdoor options. The outdoor opportunities provide you with outdoor drive-up options, but many are not climate controlled. Indoor storage units are climate controlled, this will ensure your electronics stay safe and working for their next use.
If storing electronics in storage units sounds like your solution, you do need to take the proper steps to safely store your electronics. Just placing an electronic out in the open without a box is not ideal. Dust and small pests could get into your electronics. It will over time damage the performance of your electronic device.
Storage units are the safest place to store your storage units. However, if you don’t properly store them, they can get damaged. You should invest in a good box and take about five minutes out of your day to prepare your devices for storage. To ensure your electronics work like new when you remove them from your storage unit you should follow these steps:
Remove all batteries.
If you are storing an electronic device, whether for a short or long time, you need to remove the batteries from the electronics. Batteries don’t belong in storage. When they are kept in storage without use, they can explode and leak acid. The battery fluids will then damage the inside of the electronics. Make sure to remove them and throw them away if there is no use for them.
Don’t wrap with bubble wrap.
You would think that wrapping an expensive electronic like a television or computer in bubble wrap is the smartest thing to do - sadly this is not true. Bubble wrap will retain the moisture of your electronic devices. The moisture will be trapped and cause condensation. Everyday electronics are made to survive daily accidents, so there is no need to use it.
Use original wrapping.
The best way to keep to store your electronic is with the original packaging. These products were packed the best and most successful way. They have survived through long journeys from factories, trucks and into the stores.