There are many reasons why people choose to storage their instruments in a self storage unit. Some people don’t use their instruments any longer, some have too many and don’t use them all, some got them as gifts and will “get to them in the future” and others may have had them passed down. This is the first part in a series of tips for the most commonly stored instruments.
Keep in mind, instruments need to be properly prepped and cared for prior to being placed in a self storage unit. Long term storage can cause damage to an instrument if it is not properly cared for. Temperature and humidity can also have adverse effects on instruments which is why we highly recommend storing instruments in a climate controlled storage unit. In saying this we continue on….
The first section focused on brass instrument storage, the second was wood instruments, third was piano, fourth was percussion, fifth was electric guitars and now we focus on keyboards. Storing a keyboard is a simple process as well. Be sure to clean and dust the keyboard in order to remove any dirt, dust and smudges. It is best to remove the cord and store it separately from the keyboard as not to scratch it during storage. Cover the keys, and even the entire keyboard if you wish, in a soft cloth in order to prevent dust from entering. Lastly, store the keyboard on a shelf or pallet so it does not get kicked or damaged lying on the ground.