Most of us understand the importance of backing up our computers. These days, so much of our lives is stored on our hard drive – family photos, financial data, our entire music library – all it takes is one fatal crash to underscore how vulnerable our digital information is. But it is also important to understand that backing up your computer involves more than one backup done on an external hard drive sitting next to your computer. Continue reading
There are a number of factors that need to be considered when deciding whether or not to rent a climate-controlled storage unit. If you are storing things like garden tools, bicycles, or holiday decorations, or are doing very short-term storage, temperature variation might not be very important. But if you are storing items with a great sentimental or monetary value, you might want to give serious thought to renting a climate-controlled unit.
Here are some materials that can be affected by extremes of temperature:
Wood (furniture) – can crack and warp from expanding and contracting as temperatures swing from extreme hot to extreme cold. Continue reading
If you are going to be taking a long trip, extended leave of absence, or have just decided to put away the electronic trappings of civilization for a while, there are special considerations for storing computer equipment so that it will still be in working order when you return. Continue reading