Guide to storing computers and similar electronic equipment

In today’s day and age we are surrounded by computers and digital technology. Whether it is for business or personal needs, there may come a time when you need to store your computers and electronics and storing them in a reputable self storage facility is an excellent option. Are you looking for business storage North Melbourne? Look no further! Cheap Furniture Storage are here to help with all of your business storage needs. Here is our guide to safely storing computers and similar electronic equipment:

Choose a safe space to store your items
Storing computers and electronic equipment safely should be a straight-forward process as long as you take the proper precautions and find a suitable space to store them in. Whether you are storing computers, printers, scanners, external hard-drives, or any other high-end electronic equipment, it’s important to consider protecting them from rust, mould, mildew, temperature fluctuation, breakage, burglary, flooding, and vermin. Choosing a reputable storage facility such as Cheap Furniture Storage will ensure your items are protected from all of these things!

Back-up your data
These days, we store lots of important business and personal data on our computers and other digital devices. The risk with storing this data on one device is that if that device fails, or is damaged or broken during transit or while in storage, that data will be nearly impossible to get back. This is why it is important to back up ALL of your data in many different places including cloud services, external hard-drives, or USBs before you move your computers into storage. It is always better to be safe than sorry!

Safe storage
Once you’ve backed up the data on your computer it’s time to pack everything safely into its original packaging. Remove all cords and wires, and eject all CDs and DVDs from devices before packaging. Use bubble wrap, foam, and cardboard to protect computer monitors, screens, and any other glass. If your computers will be in storage for a long time, don’t wrap them in plastic as this will trap moisture and lead to mould and mildew. Finally, cover equipment with a cotton sheet to prevent dust build up, don’t use plastic as this will prevent air circulation.

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