Vinyl Record Storage, LP Record Storage, Vinyl Records Storage
Are You Protecting the Value of Your Vinyl Record Collection?
Vinyl records must be handled with love and care if you want to protect their value.
What Happens to Vinyl Records That Are Not Stored Properly?
Vinyl is sturdy, but it can be ruined easily if not cared for correctly. Vinyl albums and 45s can gather mold and dust, break, bend and even warp if you are not making the effort to store them properly. This makes them unplayable, and a vinyl record that can’t be played has no resale value.
Vinyl Record Storage Tips
Below are some tips for storing vinyl records to help preserve their value:
- Vinyl records should be stored vertically, either on sturdy shelves or in properly sized and tightly packed boxes. If you stack them on top of each other or store them flat they may warp, which could make them unplayable. If you store your LPs on shelves, be sure the shelves can handle the weight — each linear foot of vinyl LPs weighs around 40 lbs.
- LP’s, 45’s and 78’s should be stored separately to minimize the possibility of breakage.
- Avoid exposing vinyl records to extreme heat or humidity. Heat can warp vinyl and humidity can cause album covers to stick together.
- To minimize the effect of heat, don’t store your vinyl records near its source, like under ceiling vents or close to radiators.
Why is it So Important to Properly Store Vinyl Records?
Improperly storing your records can result in:
Warping – Exposing vinyl records to heat or storing them at severe angles can cause a lift in what should be a flat surface, rendering the vinyl unplayable in extreme cases.
Chips – Dropping records can cause chips in the edge or even cracks across the playing surface. Either can make for an unplayable record. Properly storing vinyl records on shelves or in tightly packed boxes can minimize the possibility of breakage.
Scratches – When records are stored outside their protective sleeves, they rub against tables, shelves, and other records. This rubbing can cause scratches, which can compromise the sound of vinyl records and negatively impact their value.
Vinyl Record Collections in Storage
If you have a collection of vinyl records in storage — either in a storage facility, your home, your garage, shed, etc. — call DJ Records. We will come to you, do the heavy lifting, and pay cash for your collection.
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