You always want to be careful when storing electronics and appliances, and storing a television is no exception. You’ll want to take all precautions necessary if you want your television to work perfectly when you pull it out of storage. Luckily, if you follow these steps, storing a TV is no big deal. Today in the Affordable Family Storage blog, we’ll tell you how to get your TV ready for your storage space.
The first thing you’ll want to do, especially if you’re leaving it in storage space for a long time, is to clean it. Cleaning your television will mostly consist of dusting. Dust the entire TV thoroughly, making sure to get into all the small crevices and inputs. Once you’ve made sure to get all of the dust off your TV, it’s ready to be packed up.
Since you’re probably moving your TV to your storage space by car, you’ll want to make sure your pack it safely and securely. The best way to do this is to put it in a thin box that is relatively the same size of your TV. Ideally, you can use the box that it originally came in, but if you threw that box out, you can find a box at the store. You’ll also want to utilize bubble wrap to keep the TV cushioned in the box. The bubble wrap will not only protect the screen from impact, it will keep the TV from moving around. If you want to go the extra mile, you can even put pouches with silica gel, or desiccant pouches, in the box to soak up errant moisture. One extremely important thing to keep in mind when moving your TV and when putting it in your storage space is to store it upright. Putting a TV on its back can damage the components inside.
Heat, humidity, and extreme cold are all extremely bad for your TV. Humidity especially can cause major problems. Moisture buildup can cause the electrical components of your TV to be ruined. Heat and cold can cause parts of your TV to warp. Unless you’re storing your TV for an extremely short time during a temperate time of year, we highly recommend getting a climate-controlled storage space. This will ensure your TV stays at an acceptable temperature through the extent of its time in storage space.
If you’re in need of quality storage space, choose Affordable Family Storage. We have a variety of storage units available, including climate-controlled storage units. We specialize in storage, but we also specialize in customer service. Contact us today for more information and to start renting your storage space.