New technology turns old rather quickly. We know the joke about a computer becoming obsolete once you take it out of the box, but some people do find value in hanging on to tower units, monitors and other peripherals. With spring on the way, it’s the perfect time to organize our folders and conserve memory. It’s also not a bad time to think about the proper way to put an unused computer into storage.
Whether you’re saving a laptop or desktop setup for later use, storage in a climate-controlled unit helps preserve the machinery so there are minimal issues when you retrieve them. Here are a few tips to keep in mind:
- Make sure all connections are detached. USB cables, the mouse, external drives and speakers shouldn’t remain hooked up. You can pack these in separate, smaller boxes – don’t forget to label them.
- Bundle and tie each cord so they don’t get tangled, then label them so you will know where they connect on your computer. You can store cords in plastic bags before placing them in boxes to ensure they don’t become unraveled.
- Ideally, it’s good to return the computer to its original packaging if you kept it. If not, use cotton towels to cover components for cushioning before placing in a box or clear bin.
At Eden Way Storage Center, our tenants enjoy spacious rented self-storage units. Computers and other electronics will remain safe and preserved until you’re ready to use them again.
Once you’ve cleaned out that old computer, you can clean out your house! Let us help with the storage part. Contact us today for availability.