Storage Tips For Vintage Cassette Tapes, Records, And Musical Equipment To Keep Items Protected And Organized


If you own a small shop that sells used vintage cassette tapes, records, and musical equipment and are going to be moving your inventory to a larger building in the near future, organize and pack the items that will temporarily be placed in a storage unit by using the following tips. By keeping all of your inventory in order and protected from damage, on the day of the move you will be able to load everything up with precision and locate specific items with ease once you arrive at the new location. 

Sort, Clean, And Alphabetize Recordings

Sort through all of the merchandise that you have for sale at your business before packing up materials to place in a storage unit. Lay out items according to type. Inspect records and cassettes to make sure that they are not damaged. If they are in bad shape, place them in a separate area so that they can be repaired or disposed of.

Once you have determined which items you would like to store in a unit, set them in separate stacks, according to type, and alphabetize everything by artist or song title so that you won't have difficulty locating a specific song or artist in the future. 

Place Materials In Airtight Containers Or Cabinets

Purchase airtight containers that have lids or cabinets that are designed to hold records and tapes to place merchandise inside of before moving it to a storage unit. Do not stack records or tapes on top of each other, since doing so can cause a lot of weight to be placed on specific pieces and cause them to become damaged. Instead, stand up records so that they are stored, side by side. Place cassette tapes in individual holders that are built into a container or cabinet or that are purchased separately.

Stabilize And Cover Musical Equipment With A Leak-Proof Cover Before Labeling 

Pack musical equipment, such as stereos, record players, and tape cassette decks, in a large bin that is made out of sturdy materials. Separate the pieces of equipment so that units aren't touching other ones. Place foam pieces in between items that are lightweight and that may shift while they are being transported to a storage facility.

Lay a leak-proof cover over all of the equipment and label the outside of the container with adhesive stickers that describe the items that are located underneath it. A leak-proof cover will prevent materials from becoming damaged if they are exposed to moisture. Once you place the lid on the bin, apply a label that lists the contents on the outside, as well.

Place everything that you have packed up inside of a rented storage unit. On the day that you are ready to move the items to the new establishment, you will be able to keep track of the location of merchandise that is being transported and will be able to unload containers upon your arrival and place items in designated areas without confusion. 

For more tips, go to websites of local moving companies.


28 July 2016

Streamlining Your Next Move

After my boss told me that I would probably be moving a lot for work, I realized we needed to get a little more organized. Instead of gathering produce boxes and hoping for the best, we started analyzing our mistakes and successes of previous relocations. We realized that we usually got hung up on the packing, which is why we asked my employer to pay for a professional service. Our next relocation was a breeze. This blog is all about identifying storage problems so that you can avoid hassles, delays, and expensive mistakes that could destroy your overall budget.