Sorry if this is the wrong place to ask, but this is more of a question on what do to with equipment that is NOT part of your system configuration. I converted a lot of my families home movies to digital this past year. I acquired a VCR, Beta player, and Super8 camcorder in order to play all the various formats. Right now the devices are stacked up in my home office which doesn't look very good. I don't really want to waste space in the room or a closet to store them so I was hoping to move them into the garage.
My question is whether I can store these electronics in the garage in sort of a "pack and forget" kind of way? These are pretty old components so I don't know if they have much life in them anyway, but I would like to have some chance of them working if I need to use them again in the future. I live in Northern California in the Bay Area where there is moderate humidity (70-80%) and the temperature is between 40-90F degrees for the most part. If it helps, I have an old, disconnected refrigerator in the garage if that might provide good storage. Should I pack silica crystal packets or is that not a good long-term solution.
Any thoughts or suggestions?