Packing up your flat screen television or computer monitor for storage can be a bit stressful, since you are likely worried about damage to your investment. The good news is that there is a safe way to store the TV as long as you take the time to do it correctly. The following guide can help.
Leave no dust behind
Dust wages a two-pronged attack on your TV – it can scratch the screen and it can get into the electronics via the vents to cause issues. Defense is simple. Use a microfiber dusting cloth to dust the outer screen and case. Then, take a can of compressed air and clean out the vents.
It's all about the padding
In a perfect world you still have the box, padding, and the little anti-static bag your TV or monitor cam in. If this is not the case, you may need to get creative. It is possible to purchase anti-static TV bags from electronics stores and packing supply providers. This should be your first choice. Otherwise, simply wrap the TV in a non-flannel sheet (flannel produces too much static). Then, wrap the TV in a large, thick blanket, comforter, or even foam padding. Secure this with tape or twine.
Box it up
If you have a large enough box, line it with bubble wrap or foam, and then place the TV inside with screen-side down. You don't want to store a TV on its back, because this can damage the connections and electronic parts on the rear of the unit. Then, place all cords into a labeled plastic bag and slide these into the box. Finish up by filling in any empty spaces in the box with bubble wrap, packing peanuts, or foam -- you don't want the TV to have any ability to shift. Once this is done, you can tape up the box and label which side should face up.
Choose the right unit
A climate controlled indoor unit is the safest place for electronics. You won't need to worry about extreme temperatures, humidity, or water coming in underneath the door. Once you have your unit, you also need to think about storage location inside. If you are also storing a large table, laying the TV flat on top of that is ideal, otherwise you can store it flat anywhere in the unit. Just make sure that nothing is placed on top of it.
For more storage help or tips, contact a storage facility in your area like Airport Road Mini Storage.Share
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