Video Game Storage Best Practices


The past few generations of video game consoles produce a fair amount of heat. So, first, always be sure to store any video game systems that still get play time in a well-ventilated area, and maintain as much separation as possible between all heat-generating electronics.

Another general storage tip is to keep your consoles and other electronics at least one-to-two inches away from surfaces that can seal off air vents. There are many entertainment stands and shelving options that allow for good airflow. You should also avoid operating your consoles on carpet or rugs.

Depending on just how vintage your systems are, you may be able to get away with storing them in closer quarters. Check the owner’s manual to be on the safe side. If your copy is lost (or just in another castle), don’t worry. A handy PDF version is at your fingertips with the help of your favorite search engine.

If you will be putting away the console for an extended period of time, you should think twice before stashing them in the basement or attic. Consoles of all generations struggle with extreme heat, cold and humidity. Consider a climate controlled storage unit at a storage facility near you.

Video Game Storage

While digital distribution is catching on with modern consoles, many people still enjoy having a physical collection of discs, cartridges, manuals and cases. If your collection is older, chances are you already have quite a few. Luckily, there are a variety of ways to keep them from cluttering up your room.

Shelves aren’t just for books. You can use them to showcase your prized gaming pieces. Or, consider custom-made storage cases, devices and shelving systems specifically made for video games and DVD or Blu-Ray style cases. If you have an entertainment center with closed off areas like cabinets, it’s better to reserve those for your cartridges and discs as they don’t need room to breathe.

Arcade Game Storage

Do you have an old Pac Man or Space Invaders arcade-style video game gathering dust in the basement? Or maybe an arcade version of NBA Jam or Mortal Kombat? You don’t want to throw away these iconic monstrosities, but you really don’t have any room for them, either. Consider moving your arcade game into your storage unit, as well, while also including your vintage consoles and games. If you need help transporting your arcade games in the Brunswick, GA area, contact Canal Road Self Storage. We offer a free moving truck that could help lighten your 8-bit load!

Long-Term Storage for Video Games and Consoles

Canal Road Self Storage offers climate controlled storage units in Georgia which would be great for your vintage video games or consoles. Stop by our facility to day to learn more about how to store video games, and other storage tips, that will steal back much-needed space around your home. Our expert staff can help identify the right unit for you, and make your storage experience extremely rewarding.

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