When your favorite television program stops being shown, one of the only ways that you can continue to enjoy it will be to purchase the series as a collection of DVDs from a company like My Video Classics. Unfortunately, many people will make critical mistakes when storing DVDs, and these errors can cause them to become severely degraded or unusable.
Keep The DVDs In A Dry Location
If you are needing to store DVDs for an extended period of time, it is necessary to keep them in a very dry location. Moisture can easily collect on the discs in the form of condensation. Over time, this can lead to permanent watermarks on the disc, mold, or other issues that could cause the disc to become unreadable. When storing the DVDs, you should place silica gel packs around them so that any excess moisture in the air is absorbed.
Avoid Temperature Extremes
Temperature extremes can be another potentially damaging problem to these discs. Intense heat can cause these discs to melt. Even if the disc only partial warps, this damage will likely be enough to render the disc useless. Extremely low temperatures can make the disc very fragile, which can lead to it cracking or breaking. By storing the discs in an area that experience stable mild temperatures, you will be able to protect your discs against this potentially ruinous damage.
Pad The Container That Holds The DVD Collection
Due to the amount of space that a DVD collection can require, many people will need to store these discs in boxes due to a lack of shelf space. Unfortunately, standard cardboard boxes will offer little in the way of protection for these discs, and this can expose them to a risk of suffering damage from things falling on the box or it getting dropped. Protecting your favorite DVDs against this problem will require you to thoroughly pad the interior of the box. Newspaper, old garments, towels, and bubble wrap can all be effective for absorbing the force of these impacts before they can harm your DVDs.
If you have invested in buying the complete collection of your favorite television show, you will want to make sure that you are taking care of these discs. Failing to adequately protect your DVD collection can result in you being unable to view these discs. If you are prepared to store these discs in a dry location that experiences stable temperatures and you pad the box, you can greatly reduce the risks that your favorite DVD collection gets destroyed.