Safeguarding Your Tech Gadgets and Electronics

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As spring cleaning season arrives, you may come across electronics you don’t use often but aren’t ready to donate or throw away. Devices can have a lot of nostalgia attached to them. We want to preserve these albums and devices for those with extensive CD collections and aren’t yet ready to donate CD players or first-generation iPods. There also might be essential files stored on bulky hard drives or servers that don’t need to be kept in the office or at home but must stick around for future use and reference.

Electronics and tech can be important items to keep, but they can also take up valuable storage space in homes and offices. Whether you want to preserve retro video game consoles or store servers, hard drives, and computers in a secure environment, read on for off-site tech gadget storage solutions for enthusiasts and professionals alike.

Is It OK To Store Tech Gadgets in a Storage Unit?

The short answer is yes, absolutely. Tech and electronics can be stored in a storage unit. However, because these items can be fragile and expensive, it’s important to store them carefully to ensure that they’re preserved and kept safe when in storage.

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What’s the Best Way to Organize and Store Tech?

  1. Before packing up your belongings, test the tech you’re looking to store—it might not be worth storing bulky devices that aren’t in working condition. Are the cords in good shape? Do they need to be repaired or replaced? Do the machines turn on and accept a charge when plugged in?
  1. Clean your items before packing them up so that they’re free of dust and debris when in storage. If you don’t have a copy of the manuals, double-check them or find them online to determine the best and safest way to clean the device.
  1. If you still have the original box in which the item came in, store it in that container. The original boxes likely have Styrofoam pads built to house those specific gadgets. If you don’t have the original box, that’s OK—gather some similar-sized boxes and supplies like antistatic bubble wrap, blankets, or microfiber towels. Ensure that the materials you use aren’t shedding or pilling, which can cause buildup or scratching on the items. Wrap up the devices and ensure that there’s padding between them and the box they’re stored in. Trojan Storage has a variety of packing materials available for purchase to make it easy for you to find the best materials to use to protect your belongings.
  1. When you need to access your stored devices, you’ll likely need to locate specific items and boxes, so make it easy on your future self by clearly labeling each container. You can utilize a color-coding system, clearly marked labels written in permanent marker, or even include pictures to put on the boxes to identify what items are in each box easily.
  1. When storing boxes of electronics, it’s not always wise to stack them on top of each other since devices and gadgets tend to be fragile and liable to break if heavy items are placed on them. Instead, storing your tech-filled boxes on shelving units is beneficial. Shelves can store boxes without weight sitting on top of them and keep them off the ground.
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What Kind of Storage Unit is Best for Electronics and Devices?

Storage units can offer a secure place for our belongings, but did you know there are various storage unit options? The best choice for electronics is climate-controlled storage. These units offer a consistent temperature that protects your items from warping or overheating, making them a more secure storage option for gadgets.

At Trojan Storage, we understand that enthusiasts and professionals have items that require a safe place to store them. For those who work in crowded office spaces or are working from home, it can be a relief to save these items but store them in a place that doesn’t take up valuable space.

We offer a variety of storage unit sizes to accommodate our customers. Whether you’re looking to store a couple boxes of memories or a number of bulky devices that need to be stored for the foreseeable future, we can find the unit that best fits your needs. We also have countless safety features, so you can rest easy knowing that your valuable and sensitive items are secure.

Trojan Storage has numerous locations scattered throughout various tech hubs, making finding a location near your home or workplace accessible. Contact Trojan Storage today, and we’ll help you find a climate-controlled unit to house your essential devices, electronics, and gadgets until you need them again.

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