Storing musical instruments in a storage unit can be a great solution for musicians who have limited space at home or need a secure location to keep their valuable instruments. However, it's important to take the necessary precautions to ensure that your violin, guitar, or other instrument is properly protected from damage and theft.
By following these five tips, you can make sure your instruments are properly prepared for storage and protected from damage.
Ensure They’re Thoroughly Cleaned
Before storing your musical instruments, it's essential to give them a thorough cleaning. This will not only help to preserve their appearance, but it will also remove any dirt, dust, or grime that could cause damage to the instruments over time. Clean all surfaces, including the body, neck, and hardware of the instrument. If you're unsure how to clean your specific instrument, consult the manufacturer's instructions or a professional for advice.
Take Instruments Apart Where Possible
Some instruments, such as drum kits and saxophones, can be disassembled into smaller parts for storage. This can help to save space and reduce the risk of damage to the instruments. Be sure to follow the manufacturer's instructions when taking apart your instruments and keep all parts and hardware in a safe and secure place.
Store Instruments in Their Original Cases
Storing your instruments in their original cases is one of the best ways to protect them while they're in storage. The cases are designed to fit the instruments perfectly, which can help to prevent any damage caused by movement or shifting. If the original case is not available, consider investing in a hardshell case that will protect the instrument well.
Opt for a Climate-Controlled Unit
Extreme temperatures and humidity can cause damage to musical instruments, so it's helpful to choose a storage unit that's climate-controlled. This will help to keep the instruments at a consistent temperature and humidity level, which can prevent warping, cracking, or other types of damage.
If your storage unit is not climate controlled and you live somewhere with cold winters, you may want to remove your instrument during the chilliest months or wrap it in blankets for extra insulation.
Choose a Storage Container That’s Safe
Keeping your instruments safe from theft is also crucial. When choosing a location to store your shipping container or storage unit, look for one that has good security measures in place, such as surveillance cameras and coded entry gates, and barbed wire fences.
Mobile Storage Solutions for Utah Residents
Whether you need to store a musical interest, furniture, business inventory, seasonal gear, or anything else, AAA Mobile Storage is your storage solution. AAA Mobile Storage is based in Cedar City, Utah, and provides shipping container rentals, leasing, sales, and transport to customers throughout Utah, Nevada, and Arizona.
We carry a wide inventory of shipping containers in a variety of sizes, and can help you with sourcing if you want something specific. In addition to rentals and sales, we also have a professional modifications team that can help you install doors, windows, heating and cooling, flooring, insulation, electrical, and more into your shipping container to make it suitable for whatever use case you have in mind. Contact us today to learn more.