How To Store Furniture in Storage
Looking for the best way to store furniture? Read on!
Most people have furniture in their homes that they rarely use or don’t use at all, but don’t want to part with.
Maybe it’s an old mattress that you paid a lot for and don’t want to get rid of as it’s still good. Or maybe it’s an old dining room set that was handed down to you, but isn’t quite the style you want for your home or you are afraid of it getting wrecked.
No matter what the furniture is or what your reasons are for wanting to store it, we want to help you make sure that you are storing your furniture correctly so that, when you want to bring it out of storage, it’s in the same condition as it went into storage.
Clean the furniture thoroughly
One of the most important things you can do when storing furniture is to clean it thoroughly. This means getting rid of all the dirt, dust, and other particles that can cause damage to the furniture while it’s in storage.
You can clean furniture with a vacuum cleaner or a duster, depending on what type of furniture it is. If the furniture is wooden, you can also use a wood polish to protect it from moisture.
If there are any stains on the furniture, try to remove them before storing the furniture. Stains that are left to sit for long periods of time can be difficult or impossible to remove later.
Considering disassembling your furniture
When furniture is not in use, it can often be a better idea to disassemble it and store the pieces separately. This will help to protect the furniture from damage and will also make it easier to move around when you need to bring it out of storage.
There are a few things you need to keep in mind when disassembling furniture:
- Make sure you know how to put the furniture back together properly. If you have instructions, keep them in a safe place or consider keeping them with the furniture. You could also take a lot of pictures on your phone to use later when putting the furniture back together.
- Label each piece of furniture with its name or some other identifier. This will make it easier to put the furniture back together later.
- Keep the hardware in a labelled container. Consider writing down each part, how many of each there are, and a description of what they go to.
Wrap or cover your furniture
When furniture is being stored, it’s important to make sure that it’s covered or wrapped in order to protect it from dust, moisture, and other damaging elements.
There are a few different ways to cover furniture:
- If you have furniture that is made of cloth, you can use a furniture cover. This is a cloth cover that goes over the furniture and protects it from dirt, dust, and moisture.
- If you have furniture that is made of wood, you can use furniture wrap. This is a plastic wrap that goes around the furniture and helps to protect it from moisture and other elements.
- If you have furniture that is made of metal, you can use furniture pads. These are soft pads that go around the furniture and protect it from scratches and other damage.
Raise furniture off the ground
When furniture is being stored, it’s important to make sure that it’s raised off the ground so that it doesn’t get wet or dirty.
There are a few different ways to raise furniture:
- Wood pallets could be used to hold many different types of furniture.
- If you have furniture that is made of wood, you can use furniture legs. These are small legs that go under the furniture and raise it up off the ground.
- If you have furniture that is made of metal, you can use furniture risers. These are small plastic or metal risers that go under the furniture and raise it up off the ground.
- If you have furniture that is made of cloth, you can use furniture pads. These are soft pads that go under the furniture and raise it up off the ground.
Stack things strategically
A final tip to use when storing furniture in a storage unit is to stack things strategically:
- Place heavy items on the bottom. These could cause furniture to bend or have a permanent imprint on them from the heavy item.
- Place smaller items under or around bigger items. For instance, if you are storing a cabinet, maybe you could store other items in it, under it, on top of it, etc.
- Think about the order in which you may want to take things out of storage as you are putting them in, then put the things you may want soon in a spot where they are easier to get out.
- Make sure things aren’t going to get bumped or smushed as more things are added to your storage unit. For instance, don’t just place a lamp on a table uncovered. You may later add to the table and that lamp might end up getting damaged. Instead, wrap the lamp and consider placing it in a box.
Choose the correct sized storage unit
Another big mistake people often make when storing furniture is to either choose a unit that is too small for their stuff or choosing one that is too large. If they get one that is too small, many people end up cramming all their stuff in, which can lead to things getting damaged. If they get one that is too large, there may just be a ton of extra space. To make sure you get a unit that is an appropriate size, decide what you are going to store, measure it, and then consider what size unit it will all fit best into. Measuring is key!
Ace Self Storage: Furniture Storage
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