Musical instruments can cost a lot of money, but they can last a lifetime if cared for properly. Sometimes musicians need to place their instruments in self storage, but doing this can be risky if proper storage techniques are not used. To ensure your instruments retain their original quality, you need to store them properly. It is important to understand how to store musical instruments in hard cases, as well as drums, pianos, woodwind, and string instruments.
Store musical instruments in a hard case properly
If you are storing musical instruments for some time, you need to do more than just stick them in a case. You should place instruments in a hard case. This will protect them from damage if other items fall on them. A hard case will also keep your instruments safe from harsh UV lights or other environmental damage, and protect them from insects.
The soft lining inside many hard cases can actually be damaging to musical instruments over time. Place a layer of acid-free tissue between the cushion and each instrument before storing it to protect against this damage. If you have a large instrument, you might want to consider using a clean, cotton bed sheet as a layer of protection.
Drums and piano storage
If you own a piano or set of drums, there are few tips to follow before placing them in a self storage facility. If you are storing a drum set, you should loosen the drum skin to prevent it from stretching. Your piano strings should be safe, as they are designed to handle a lot of pressure. However, the legs, piano bench, and pedals should be wrapped to protect them from damage. It is always a good idea to cover both drum sets and pianos with a sheet or tarp to keep the dust off of them.
Woodwind and string storage
When storing your woodwind or string instruments, you should separate them into sections so pressure does not harm their joints. You should also place tissue paper between the pads of your woodwind instruments such as saxophones, flutes, and clarinets. Make sure the instruments are clean before you store them. Use the right tools for cleaning off dust such as soft cloths or a vacuum and avoid using household cleaners.
Finding the right self storage facility
Once you have properly prepared to store your musical instruments, you need to find a reliable self storage facility. If you are looking for a self storage unit in the Amarillo, Texas area, contact Sparky’s Storage Solutions today. We offer an access controlled gate and closed circuit video surveillance. Call us today at (806) 353-9500 or Contact Us by email for more information about our self storage unit sizes and features. You can also visit us online at www.sparkysstorage.com or in person at 7550 Golden Pond Place in Amarillo.