Storing fragile items is a tedious task. Even if you are a well-organized person, the shape, size, and material used in the items you will be storing must be taken into consideration to keep them safe from any danger.
In this post, we will give you tips and guides on how to store common fragile items which may be in your possession right now:
To store mirrors, properly wrap it entirely in a paper, preferably acid-free one. Once wrapped, store them vertically with at least one-fourth (¼) inch distance in between. To provide the said barrier, you may attach a foam board of the said size prior storing.
Furniture must be protected from dust, stains, and scratches. Depending on the material the furniture is made of, you may cover them with fabric cloth to prevent dust from contact. Your upholstery may also benefit from a simple cloth cover but it is best to use drop cloths which are widely available in many hardware stores. Should you wish to prevent stains, plastic cover may be used first prior application of the drop cloth.
- Electronic items
Since electronic items are made up of sensitive materials, storing them may be a more challenging chore. It is widely advised that these kinds of items be stored in bins like ESD totes or those containers which are made of conductive metal, over layered in plastic and wrapped in static dissipative coating. These components allow electronic items to be stored properly and provide physical protection especially for devices which are static-sensitive.
- Rugs and Carpet
Before storing rugs and carpet, make sure that they are 100% clean. This is to prevent bacteria from growing over time while they are stored. Once cleaned, you may begin storing by wrapping them inside an acid-free tube. Neatly tie both edges of the tube tightly to cover completely. Once done, store them upright and check them once in a month to protect your rugs from pest infestation.
Storing your precious items is surely hard but following these tips and guides will surely put you on track so you can prolong the good conditions of your treasured things.