Relocating and storing musical instruments can be tricky. They are very delicate so you can not just dump them anywhere. You must know your instruments and know-how to prepare them for storage properly. Also, you can not rent just any kind of storage, especially if you are living somewhere where it is constantly warm. In those situations renting a climate-controlled storage unit is a must for storing musical instruments in warm climates. So, if you are interested to find out more about this topic keep on reading.
Rent a Climate-Controlled Storage Unit
As previously mentioned, you rent a climate-controlled storage unit. Otherwise, all your expensive and valuable instruments might get damaged. In places where it is constantly warm, there is a possibility of mold and rust. And that is something that you definitely do not want on your musical instruments. So, do not try to cut corners on this one! Give Coast Transfer and Storage a visit, and they will tell you everything you need to know about storing your musical instruments in warm climates.
Storing Woodwind and String Instruments
If there is a possibility to break any instrument into smaller sections, make sure to do it. Also, it is a good idea to clean them thoroughly before packing and storing them. Then, after you have separated the parts and cleaned everything, it is time for packing. In the case of woodwind instruments like flutes and saxophones, you should place tissue paper between the pads. That prevents the instruments from becoming sticky. And when it comes to string instruments, you should release the tension on strings before storing stringed instruments for long periods of time. Doing so will help prevent the strings from snapping or the neck from warping. Finally, both kinds of instruments should be placed in their original boxes. If you do not have them, do not make typical moving mistakes, order a custom crate for them.
Storing Pianos and Drums
Pianos do not need any loosening as they are designed to handle a lot of pressure. So, before relocating them to the storage unit, make sure that you wrap piano legs, pedals, and the piano bench in a lot of bubble wrap and heavy padding. Also, cover them with a sheet to prevent dust. Bear in mind that pianos must be stored in climate-controlled storage units. And, when it comes to drums, you should loose drum skins as that will prevent them from stretching. Separate as much as you can and wrap each part separately. Moreover, if you want your instruments to extra safe, you can order custom crates for them as well. That will help you organize your storage unit and keep your instruments safe and sound in warm climates.