Are you someone who needs to migrate and has numerous items that you can’t take with you? Or does your current residence lack sufficient space to store all of your belongings? On top of that, are you concerned about the electronics you own, unsure whether they will work after long-term storage? Firstly, you’re not alone in this situation, and secondly, this blog will provide you with all the necessary tips and tricks on how to store your electronics safely.
Properly storing electronics demands extra care, as these devices often face issues when left idle for extended periods, leading to malfunctions. To ensure your electronics remain in top condition, Here are the 9 tips you need to work on:
Safely Extract Batteries
Before taking any other steps regarding the storage of electrical appliances, the first thing you should do is to remove the batteries from the devices, especially if the devices have removable batteries. Make it a habit to always remove a it when the electronics are not in use for a longer period. Batteries tend to leak if they aren’t used for some time, and this can seep into the hardware, which could be a problem later on.
Safeguarding Electronic by Covering Gaps and Vents
When storing your electronic devices, especially for long-term storage, always ensure to cover every gap, hole, and vent on the device. This will prevent dust or pests from entering the electronics. Regarding pests, avoid storing your devices in spaces where dirt and pests may be present.
Proper Packing for Secure Storage
Always try to keep the original packing safe so you can use them for conditions like this when you have to store your luggage for a longer time period. There is no doubt that factory packing is always the best option when it comes to repacking the devices as it is specially designed to withstand wear and tear.
Bubble Wrap for Extra Protection
It’s really helpful and convenient to store your appliances in their original packaging, but not everyone used to save the packaging or have enough space to do so. In that case, try to pack your luggage in a similar manner. Don’t leave ample space in the cartons for the appliances to move. If the there are gaps in the packing, chances of breakage are high. Try to fill those empty spaces with spare, rough-dusting cloths or soft white foam packing blocks. It is even better to cut them according to the requirements. Lastly, use bubble wrap. Using bubble wrap is one of the safest ways to pack your luggage, especially electronic devices. It is highly recommended to use bubble wrap when screens are involved, such as TV screens, and on those sleek edges that can easily get broken.
Data Backup Essentials
This is an important step, especially when storing devices that may contain important data that you may later need. Always secure your data by backing up your devices. There are many ways you can back up your data from your devices. You can use External Hard drives, CDs, and flash disks to transfer the data and store it. You can also consider cloud storage which is affordable and also has the advantage of accessing your data from anywhere and on any device using the internet.
Moisture Defense: Silica Gel for Humidity-Free Packing
If your electronic device is moisture-sensitive, it is highly recommended to use silica gel in the packing. It’s not necessary to use the gel, but you can acquire it as an additional safety measure for your devices if you want to. In case you are wondering what silica gel is, well, if you have ever bought a new pair of shoes or a handbag, you may have found some white salt-like crystal packets inside; that is what silica gel is, and the only reason they put them there is to absorb moisture.
Clear Labels for Easy Identification
Seal the packing off with “Fragile” tape labeling together with the “handle with care” sticker to strike a warning to the movers or warehouse attendant. This doesn’t always guarantee the total safety of your devices but it can make a big difference, and always remember to indicate on the carton which side is UP, and stick “Do Not Stack” tags if you feel they shouldn’t be stacked.
Cable Control: Managing and Organizing Cords Effectively
Organizing cables during electronic device relocation or storage can be a challenging task. However, by adhering to a few guidelines, you can simplify the process. First and foremost, capture a photograph of the cables while disassembling your electronic device, ensuring you have a visual reference for each cable and its corresponding port.
It’s advisable to keep the cables in the same packing box as your device, but if that’s not feasible, consider using a cable organizer box or bag. Ensure proper labeling for each cable to facilitate easy identification. This method helps prevent confusion and saves time when you need to reconnect your electronic devices.
Choosing the Right Storage Space
Well these are the things you need to do while packing and organizing your electronics as it is mentioned above the other most crucial thing is the storage space. Electronic devices are prone to damage in unfavorable conditions such as hot and humid places, dirt, and pests. The location where you store your electronics should not only be neat, clean, and pest-free but also temperature-controlled.
If you are having difficulty finding a suitable place or are confused about the rental costs, feel free to contact our customer service for consultation and advice. Our customer service representatives will not only provide you with price information but also suggest the most suitable option tailored to your storage needs. You can also use our storage calculator to get a rough estimate of the storage space you need and the associated costs.