Storing Vinyl? Here’s the best way

Vinyl records, as we know them today, have been around for quite some time, but they’re still a relatively pricey item and one that is easily damaged and deemed unlistenable fairly easily.

Storing Vinyl
Vinyl Records

But don’t worry, if the time comes you need to put your prized Vinyl collection into storage with us we’ve got a few handy tips that’ll keep them in perfect condition!

  1. Always store them upright

It may seem like the right thing to do to lay your records flat on top of each other, but this actually allows for bending and warping of the vinyl that can cause serious damage to the record. Storing them in an upright position stops this from happening and allows the best playback is ensured when you decide to give ‘em a listen.

  1. Buy inner sleeve covers

Inner sleeve covers stop dust and other particles getting into the record themselves. The paper sleeves that mostly come with records don’t always stop this and over time can become fused to the record itself. The plastic ones stop this happening and act as a protective barrier – and for as little as around a tenner for 50.

  1. Outer sleeve covers

Records sleeves are quite often the main attraction for a vinyl as they are adorned with a whole host of interesting designs and images. Keep them in mint condition by buying a plastic outer sleeve that leaves you still able to see the beauty of the cover but with the peace of mind that they are protected and won’t get sun damaged or marked.

  1. Keep cool and dry

Being made from plastic the vinyl tends to warp or the grooves to stretch if they get too hot, so it’s super important to keep them out of direct heat and sunlight.

Luckily, our purpose-built warehouse is temperature controlled and the perfect, dry place to store that collection you’ve worked so hard on since your Uni days when you first jumped on a set of decks at a house party.

Head to the homepage to get your booking with us underway and let us take full care of your Vinyl and we promise to care for them as if they were our own!

Author: Craig

bySTORED's twenty-something content editor keeping you up to date on all the goings on around our hometown of London and all things #stressfreestorage

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