There are many reasons why people choose to use self storage. Some are in the middle of a divorce, some getting married, moving across country, a frequent traveler, spring cleaning, a business storing files or brave men and women needing protection for their belongings while they serve overseas. This is the second part in a series of tips for the most common self storage items.
The first part of our storage tips centered on furniture. Our second section of tips concerns electronics. Especially in the tech age we live now, electronics are deemed nearly worthless in a few years time. Computers, radios, boom boxes, stereos, TV’s, fax machines, printers and scanners are always being replaced by the newer, bigger and better items. The problem is some of the electronics you have are new or work like new so why get rid of them?
Electronics Storing Tips
- If you still have them, put any TV’s, computers, radios, stereos etc in their original boxes. Many people don’t think to keep the boxes however, so specialty boxes can be purchased at some storage facilities or through moving companies.
- Be sure to match all of your electronics up with their accessories. Put batteries and chargers with phones and cameras, HDMI cables with TV’s etc. If you store everything with its accessories, it will be that much easier when you need it all later.
- If there is enough room in each of your boxes, wrap separate pieces individually. Computers, keyboards, modems, your mouse and mouse pad and speakers should be wrapped up but combined in the same boxes so you do not mix them up later.
- If there is more room left in the box, stuff it with towels or bubble wrap to keep the boxes full and sturdy. This will also be helpful if you are stacking boxes on top of one another as they will be less apt to break or fall in on one another.
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