If you rent a storage unit to house your Christmas decorations or extra furniture, you might find it hard to remember what you have packed into that tiny space. I found myself with this problem a few years back, after I moved a bunch of extra stuff that I had inherited into storage. However, your storage unit doesn't have to become an unsightly mess. This blog is all about simplifying your storage space by helping you to organize things. Check out these articles to learn how a clean and tidy storage unit might help you, and how you can make changes today.
Without the regulated temperature and constant air circulation that a climate controlled storage unit provides, storing a large amount of fragile electronic equipment like computer monitors and DVD players would be very difficult. Whether you need the unit for business or purely personal reasons, efficiency is important if you want to free up as much space as possible for non-electronic storage without compromising safety. Use these three tips to help you with efficiently storing lots of valuable electronics in a climate controlled storage unit.
Consolidate All Cords And Keep Them In An Open Box
If you leave all of the cords on your electronic devices instead of concentrating them all into one box, they'll push against each other and make it very difficult for you to build straight piles that don't have a tendency to move around and topple.
Keep the box you put all your cords in open so that you can take advantage of the constant air circulation in your climate controlled unit. Otherwise, the dust in the box will settle down onto the cords, possibly rendering some of the older and more vulnerable ones inoperable. Since few storage boxes are completely airtight, you can also count on a little bit of dust seeping into a closed box from outside. While the air circulation systems in climate controlled storage units are designed to minimize dust, a lot can still build up if you're planning on leaving your box of cords alone for a long time.
Encase Laptops In Several Layers Of Bubble Wrap
Stacking a bunch of laptops directly on top of each other is dangerous because the top parts of them that slide up and down are very vulnerable to breaking and snapping under pressure. The best way to head off this problem is to store all the laptops you have sideways while putting several layers of bubble wrap between them.
The bubble wrap is for protecting the laptops against a sudden shock caused by you moving or accidentally kicking the rack they're contained in. The plastic material is also useful for protecting the screens of tablet PCs and other types of electronic equipment that you want to stack on top of each other.
Put A Mat Or Carpet On The Ground
Since temperature isn't an issue, the biggest threat to your electronic devices is the prospect of them shattering because of a long accidental fall to the floor. To mitigate this problem, set a large mat or carpet down in the unit. This is especially important if you mainly handle smaller electronic devices because larger devices will often suffer damage anyway just because of their own weight. For more information, contact companies like North Star Mini Storage.