November 21, 2022
Some Furniture Storage Tips When Downsizing or Moving Home
We all require furniture storage at some point in our life. In the garage, attic, or basement, we occasionally have extra space at home for it. Our generous friends or family members may even have extra space in their homes to keep some of our household items for a time being. However, a self-storage facility is an economical, adaptable answer when those two choices aren’t your choices.
No matter the reason for furniture storage—downsizing, remodeling, moving, traveling, being a student, or simply needing more room to live a less congested life— it’s crucial to store furniture properly to prevent damage while it’s not in use. We’ve been in business for more than decades and believe ourselves to be true authorities on all matters pertaining to furniture storage services. Following are some ideas and tips for storing furniture that we’ve learned over the years:
- Always apply a surface treatment to wood furniture before storing them in self-storage facilities to protect and deter dust.
- Items should be completely dry before storage and should be cleaned and polished. Dirty or wet furniture may smell, and develop mold, or rust over time.
- Never wrap or box anything that is being stored in plastic, as this might lead to mold and mildew.
- When storing upholstered or wooden furniture, used sheets are an excellent option for protection.
- To allow for ventilation, leave a little gap between the wall and your stored objects. Pallets are a good way to stack your things to increase airflow.
- Store your bulky furniture on its legs at all times. It wasn’t intended to support its entire weight while standing upright on just two legs and an armrest.
- Some furniture should be disassembled before storing. This facilitates moving and storing these larger items while reducing damage, particularly scratches. Keep the hardware wrapped in a bag that is taped to the legs or bottom and stored there.
- When feasible, use bubble wrap or boxes to protect windows, doors, picture frames, and mirrors.
- Don’t overcrowd your self-storage unit; doing so puts you and your furniture in the store at unnecessary risk of damage. It is important to select the appropriate size self-storage unit when trying to store things for a time being during a move or home renovation.
- You’ll locate and find what you need more quickly if you make and keep a master list of everything that’s in each box and space in your storage unit.
These are a few tips to help you out when you want to store some of your furniture and other household belongings when downsizing or moving home. We can meet all of your furniture storage wants and needs at affordable pricing on demand. We provide extremely secure self-storage at our warehouses to meet all your specific requirements and goals when storing furniture. Contact us for more details.