Sometimes you may need to put your laptop or computer into storage. When the time comes, you should make sure you store them properly. Affordable Family Storage in Topeka has climate-controlled storage solutions for all your needs, but you will still want to take proper precautions before putting your computer or laptop in long term storage. In today’s blog, we’ll give you all the details for safe and secure computer storage.
The biggest thing you have to worry about when storing your laptop or computer is the internal components. Dust, heat, cold, and other factors can all cause damage. So much so that your device may no longer work when you pull it out of storage. That’s why our first recommendation is to make sure and store your laptops and computers using a climate controlled storage solution.
Your next concern is protecting your computer or laptop from dust. The easiest way to do this is properly store it in a sturdy plastic container with a good fitting lid. Neatly wrap up all the components and put them in a seperate box. If you have a desktop computer, you may want to store the tower and monitor in seperate boxes. Make sure the box is relatively the same size as the computer. We recommend wrapping your computer in bubble wrap to protect it as you move it to your storage. Seal the box tightly so that dust can’t get in. Finally, label the box so you know exactly what’s in it.
Special Considerations for Laptops
Laptops can be treated relatively the same way, but there is another component to consider. The battery. Laptop batteries can be very sensitive, so you remove them from the laptop and make sure you store them carefully. If you’re putting it in storage for a long time, you may even consider taking the battery out and just keeping it with you at your home.
If you’re in need of protective storage solutions, choose Affordable Family Storage. We have a variety of storage solutions to meet your every storage need. With the proper precautions, you can safely store your computer or laptop. If you’re not sure what size storage unit you need, just use our easy and free storage calculator. For more information, contact Affordable Family Storage about our storage solutions today. We’ll help pick the perfect storage unit for you.