We are becoming more of a technologically-connected society. From printers to the TV, the modem to game consoles, all of these electronics need a place to be stored and charged throughout the day. Unfortunately, space is at a premium in many homes. This can lead to feelings of chaos in a home. Did you know improper storage could also lead to degradation in your electronics? Get organized with proper storage and design ideas from Closet & Storage Concepts of Philadelphia and South Jersey.
Avoid Stacking Electronics on Each Other
In many homes, we see that electronics are stacked on top of each other. In a living room or den, cable boxes, DVD players, Blu-ray disc players, and gaming consoles could be stacked on top of each other. The same thing can occur with our computing devices in home offices or bedrooms. You may stack a router, modem, or scanner on top of a printer or computer tower.
This tactic should be avoided at all costs. Electronic devices can build up heat. When devices are stacked on another device, the heat can cause damage to your electronics or even cause electrical problems. You may also end up blocking exhaust vents or fans to keep devices cool. When this situation happens, the heat can begin to impact circuit boards and other components inside the systems. So, what are some solutions?
Organize and Store Your Electronics Properly
There are several ways to organize electronics without having them stacked up. Here are some steps to take to make the most out of your space.
Check how the electronics are vented: Not every device will vent from the back. Many devices will have vents on the side or the top. Determine where the vents and fans are so that you can leave the right amount of space between storage devices.
Use Individual Shelves on Entertainment Systems: Instead of using a small console table, consider investing in a custom wall unit entertainment system. This setup provides plenty of cabinet and shelf space so that gaming devices, DVD/Blu-ray players, and cable boxes will each have their own space. For devices that aren’t used often and don’t require a signal from a remote control, place these items in cabinets with doors to keep dust away. A local home storage company such as Closet & Storage Concepts in Marlton, NJ can help design an entertainment system that is right for your home.
Invest in Desk Storage: For electronics in an office, invest in a proper desk. Custom desks and office storage will provide ample space for office supplies and electronics. This will give you a zen space to be productive when working from home.
Prolonging the Life of Your Devices
Take care of electronic devices so they don’t become damaged. Make them accessible and get organized today! We hope you found these organization tips helpful so your electronics can last for many years. If you need additional help, contact us today for your free estimate.