Most people have no idea how to properly care for their electronic devices, which means that they often end up having to replace them sooner than they should have. Electronics are made to last far longer than most people take care of them, so it’s important to treat your electronics well to maximize their lifespan and performance. Here are some basic dos and don’ts for caring for your electronics to keep them working as well as possible.

Preparing For Storage

Regardless of whether you’re taking a break from your device or it’s not in use, it needs to be properly stored to minimize wear and tear. Batteries also need time to cool down, so never remove them from an electronics product before storage. Before putting an electronic device away, you’ll want to perform a clean wipe-down with a damp cloth. Next, leave the battery out while allowing any liquids to dry before putting the battery back in. For long-term storage, keep your product at room temperature (less than 60 degrees Fahrenheit) in a location that doesn’t receive too much dust or sunlight. You can also purchase accessories like screen protectors or cases which will better protect your devices while they’re not being used.

How to Store

Cables always tangle up when you throw them in a drawer. Wires get all wrapped up in one another. And eventually, your mouse, power cord, and speaker wire will start to break from being yanked around so much. Be careful when storing devices in tight spaces because they might get scratched against other objects inside the bag or suitcase, just like how keys rub against each other inside your pocket. Another way devices might be damaged while traveling is if they were stored near liquids – making sure they’re kept away from cups and drinks will help protect them during flights and car rides alike! Whether you’re storing a few wires or an entire electronics collection, these easy steps will ensure that they last a long time:  -Start by organizing things by type. For example, store all the USB cables together. This way you’ll never have to go digging through piles trying to find what you need. -Zip ties are your friend! When possible, bundle cords together with zip ties. It makes it easier to grab exactly what you want without having to uncoil anything. -Labels are also helpful if there are too many cords and cables in one area. Put the label on the individual cable where it meets its counterpart. That way, if someone wants to use their iPhone charger on their laptop, they can just read the label and attach the right connector. If you do this every time you use a cord or cable, it will make life so much easier down the road! -Keep connectors and plugs in one location. You can use a plastic container like Tupperware to keep them all organized. -If you want to take care of your electronic devices, think about investing in some shock-proof cases for each piece of equipment.


Today, gadgets are an integral part of our lives. It is not only important to know how to use them but also how to care for them. Some devices even come with detailed instructions on what you should do if something goes wrong. Sometimes a device may come with guidelines on how you should care for it after the purchase date is up – this is known as warranty coverage (Cohen). Unpacking the electronic device out of its packaging is usually the first step towards your enjoyment of it. Be sure to unpack everything that came in the box, including batteries and cords. Once you have unpacked all of these things, read through any user manuals that came with the product. They will detail how to set up or use your device properly. If there are any questions about anything from setting up or using your device properly then don’t hesitate to contact customer service!

Avoid Moving Around With Electronic Equipment

A favorite new way to listen to your music is by using wireless earbuds. No matter what type of device you use, it is important to take precautions when using these devices to avoid damaging them. One new trend for listening to music is utilizing wireless earbuds instead of a traditional pair. This may seem safer but the use can lead to more issues if not taken care of with the proper precautions. When moving around it is important to make sure that all electronics are unplugged or turned off before leaving the area. The second problem with this setup is that earbuds have been known to drop out of people’s ears while moving around causing an accident waiting to happen. It’s best not to run around while wearing wireless earbuds because they will be less secure and could fall out at any time making this just another risk of personal injury that can occur while using these headphones.

Repackaging After Use

Repackaging is one of the most important steps in caring for your electronics. Sometimes the repackaging can be even more important than what you store them in, which is why we recommend an eco-friendly way to repackage your devices. The first step is to gather up all of the little pieces, cords, adapters, and other accessories that are laying around and try to place everything back into their respective boxes. Yes, this will take a little time but it will save you so much headache later when you’re trying to find a cord or adapter that was used on another device but ended up getting lost. Once you have gathered all of the little bits and bobs, start by placing all of the items with similar-sized connectors together: USB cables should go together, power cords should go together, etc. Take an elastic band or twist tie and wrap it around the groupings so they stay put and out of each other’s way. You’ll need to separate those groups into three piles: ones that get used often; ones that get used less often; ones that rarely get touched at all.

Charging Your Electronics

-Don’t leave your electronics in the sun or in a place that is too hot. This will cause the device to overheat, which could lead to serious problems. -Do charge your electronics every night so they can reach full power by morning. -Do use only the charger that came with your electronic device. Using other chargers may make your device stop working or cause other damage. If you are using a travel adapter, make sure it matches the voltage requirements of your device. -Do not connect two devices at once while charging them; this will overload the charging circuit and may cause a fire. -Do turn off devices when not in use if you want them to last longer; if turned on all day, these devices are running all day long even when unused and this drains their battery life very quickly.

Airplane Travel with Electronics

Airplane travel is a fast way to get from point A to point B. When you are flying with electronics, some tips will help you stay productive and make your flight go smoothly. If you have children who need access to entertainment, be sure to bring along an iPad or a tablet loaded with movies, books, and games. All electronics should be fully charged before you get on the plane so your battery doesn’t die mid-flight. It is a good idea to place any electronics inside of something protective to avoid spills or breakage during turbulence. Additionally, make sure that any audio devices do not emit sound at high volume as this can irritate other passengers around you.

Cleaning Electronics

To clean electronics, use a small amount of distilled water or a no-residue cleaner to wipe away fingerprints, oils, and dirt. If you’re dealing with grime that won’t go away easily, try using a little rubbing alcohol. Be sure to unplug your device first! This will help you avoid the static electricity that could build up in the item while you’re cleaning it. You should also avoid abrasive pads like paper towels, as they can scratch plastic components inside your machine. A good tip when cleaning a touch screen: use either a dry microfiber cloth or compressed air cans which don’t leave any residue behind. If you want an odorless alternative to traditional cleaners like alcohol or ammonia, try cleaning with equal parts white vinegar and distilled water instead!

Buying New Devices

When you buy a new device, give it a thorough look over to make sure it is free from any scratches or blemishes. Give the buttons, screen, and camera a try. This may not sound like too much fun but if something seems amiss with your devices, such as an area that feels sticky or an unfinished edge on the case then you can always return it. Make sure to review your warranty at this time to find out what is covered in the event of breakage. Also, check for updates before using your device to make sure you are up-to-date with the latest versions.  A good rule of thumb when handling devices is never to hold them by their edges so as not to risk damaging them. Avoid Extreme Heat, Cold, Dust, Moisture, and Vibration Never leave electronics in your car, or extreme temperatures, during the day or night. Heat and cold exposure can cause damage to an electronic’s internal circuitry and change how it operates. Dust and moisture can lead to rust and corrosion of circuit boards and cause their insides to short out. Vibration is another no-no because it could damage sensitive circuitry components.

Proper Use & Disposal Of Batteries

It is important to dispose of old, used, or damaged batteries properly. Old batteries should not be disposed of in the garbage; rather, you should take them to a hazardous waste collection point. Disposing of old, used, or damaged batteries at a hazardous waste collection point will keep them from being a fire hazard in the landfill. Additionally, you can return the battery and get an in-store credit or cash refund.