If you are a music enthusiast and need to store your instruments in a storage unit while you are looking for a new home, it is important for you to store them properly. Simply sticking the instruments in the storage unit and shutting the door is not a good idea because they could become damaged or warped. The guide below walks you through a few tips for storing different types of instruments in a storage unit properly.
Store Wind Instruments and Guitars in Hard Cases
You want to be sure to store wind instruments in a storage case before putting it into the storage unit to ensure there are no chances of pests getting into the instruments. If a mouse climbs into the wind instrument and gets stuck, it could die in the instrument and ruin it. Guitars should also be stored in a case before being put into a storage unit to ensure that no animals make nests inside of them.
Wrap Pianos in Blankets and Protect Them from Moisture
You need to protect a piano from moisture or it can quickly start to deteriorate. You need to fill the back of the piano with newspaper to ensure that any moisture can be soaked up before it has a chance to ruin the wires. You also need to wrap the piano with moving blankets to protect the surface from being dented and from having dust damaging the interior and exterior of the piano.
Store Drums in a Stacked Fashion
The first thing you need to do when storing drums is collapse the legs of drums that have legs attached to them and remove drums that sit on separate bases. Break down the bases. Place the drums into individual cases. When you take the drums to the storage unit, you need to stack them on top of one another. Start with the largest drum on the bottom and then stack the next largest drum on top of that one. Continue until all of the drums are stacked.
It is best to store instruments in a temperature controlled storage unit to ensure that extreme changes in temperature and high humidity do not cause the instruments to warp. It is a good idea to check on the instruments regularly to make sure that they are still in good condition and that no adjustments need to be made in the way that you are storing them.
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