Guide to storing a flat screen TV

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    Normally, a flat-screen TV is something that is always present inside one of the rooms in your house. It stands to reason that you don’t even think about storing it until you absolutely need to. Since it is a delicate piece of electronic equipment, you will need to take precautions when storing a flat-screen TV. Choosing the appropriate storage unit is the first step, (e.g. student storage NYC) after which you will need to prepare the TV and store it properly. In this article we will be guiding you through the entire process, ensuring that nothing happens to your valuable flat screen.

    The best storage option when storing a flat-screen TV

    You never know when you are going to need your TV in a pinch. Therefore, you will want to choose a storage option that allows you to skip going to the storage unit when you do. There are a few additional options that you may consider, but most of the time you will want to use valet storage. For example, while you can definitely use one of the bin storage NYC solutions, they are kind of impractical for a flat-screen. But, if that is your only option, as they say, “beggars can’t be choosers”.

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    Once you decide to store your TV, valet storage is your best option.

    Benefits of valet storage

    The greatest benefit of valet storage is that you don’t need to visit the storage unit by yourself. You can simply have your storage provider come and pick up the TV and deliver it back when needed. A good example of this is the storage service that Simplify Valet Storage & Moving NYC provides. With our valet storage option, you can simply contact us whenever you want the TV to be brought back to you. This is the best option you have when you want the most convenience when storing a flat-screen TV. It allows you unparalleled flexibility, as we can bring the TV to your home or another location. This saves you valuable time and energy that you can invest somewhere else.

    Valet storage literally does all the heavy lifting for you, all you need to do is pack your TV and we will take care of everything else. We will transport it to our clean, safe, storage facility, where it will await your call. You will have several options to contact us and you can choose any that is most convenient for you.

    Downsize with ease

    Furthermore, you can utilize our storage services for a multitude of other purposes. You can reduce clutter in a very convenient matter, as valet storage takes a lot of time out of your schedule. Therefore, it is the optimal solution for when you are downsizing. You are also paying only for the space you need, which saves you a considerable sum of money in the long run. With our short term storage NYC solutions, there are no hidden expenses, no cancellation fees, or anything of the sort. You will not be required to sign a long-term contract and will be able to keep more of your money in your pocket.

    Extremely safe

    With self-storage units, safety is always a concern. There are moving companies that offer this option and some of them can easily scam you. But if you choose to utilize one of our moving bin rental NYC options, you have nothing to worry about. Our storage facilities are top-of-the-line, with extreme security, as no customers have access to them. This means that your belongings and your flat screen TV will be as safe as possible.

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    Our valet storage offers unrivaled protection for your flat-screen TV.

    Preparing your flat-screen TV for storage

    Before you can store your flat screen properly, you will have to make sure that it is clean and dusted. Dust, in particular, is quite dangerous to most electronics, flat-screen TVs included, as it can get inside the air vents and wreak havoc on the components.

    What you want to do is utilize a compressed air duster and remove as much dust as you can before the TV is cleaned with a microfiber cloth. Immediately after that, cover the TV with plastic wrap, preventing any further dust from accumulating. It will protect against scratching, as well.

    As for the packaging, use the original box if you have it. It is the best solution, as it is specifically made for storing purposes. If you don’t have it, you might want to check with your local stores and ask if they happen to have one.

    Alternatively, you can either use one of the “TV kits” that are specially designed to protect flat screens during transportation and storage. These will have everything that is required to provide maximum protection for your TV. In the city of New York, you will have no problems finding what you need. You can also find these kits all over the internet.

    But if even that is not an option, you will need at least two boxes of similar size as your TV. You are going to put the flat screen inside one box and then put that box inside another box. Fill in any gaps between the boxes with additional packing materials to ensure that there is no “wiggle room”. Gently shake the TV once packed and see if there is any movement. The less movement is better, none is ideal.

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    Preparing the TV for relocation is very important.

    Storing a flat screen TV the right way

    Once you have the TV safe and sound within its box, it is time to consider how to properly store it. You are going to need to pay attention to the following:

    • Alignment: Always store your flat screen upright. Avoid storing it on its back or sides, as that can damage it. The box itself needs to be properly labeled, to indicate which side is “up”.
    • Positioning: If you are storing your TV alongside other items, make sure that nothing is stacked on top of the TV. Doing so can put extra pressure on the screen, potentially causing heavy damage. You will also want to “barricade” the TV between taller items. Doing this will help you remember that you should not be stacking anything on top of it.
    • Temperature: It is extremely important to take note of the temperature of the storage unit. Having your TV inside a unit that has extreme temperature ranges can harm it, potentially rendering it useless. Therefore, you might want to consider it keeping it in an air-conditioned space. Of course, for maximum security, you will want to store it inside a climate-controlled storage unit.

    Storing a flat-screen TV is all about careful consideration and preparation. You want to minimize the chances of any damage and ensure easy storage and retrieval. If you have any doubts about the process, you can always contact your nearby storage professional.

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