How do we wind up with so much stuff? It’s astonishing how many things you accumulate over the years! We tend to hang on to items that have sentimental value, things that were gifted to us, and things that we bought because they seemed like a good idea at the time. If you have furniture that you’re not quite ready to sell or give away but don’t have space for, read our top tips on how to store your furniture.
It’s important to maximize the space in your storage unit. You can store furniture more efficiently when it has been dissembled as it will take up less space. It’s also easier to move furniture when it has been dissembled as it will take up less space. It’s also easier to move furniture from your home or office to your storage unit when it’s in smaller pieces. Don’t forget to store the hardware, screws, and miscellaneous bits in a clearly labelled box or bag. This will save you time when you decide to reassemble furniture.
Clean the Furniture
It’s important to clean your furniture before storing it. This will help to preserve your furniture and to prevent any stains from settings in. Vacuum and shake out any cushions or fabrics so that there are no food crumbs left. You can also use a steam cleaner to clean fabrics. This will prevent any pests from taking up residence in your furniture.
You can wipe down wooden furniture with a damp cloth. Make sure to dry the wood completely. You can also use furniture polish to protect wood furniture.
Cover Your Stored Furniture
Covering your furniture will prevent it from getting dusty while it is being stored. Plastic tarps or wraps can trap moisture. This may cause mould to grow in fabrics and upholstery. We suggest using old sheets or blankets to cover your furniture.
Label Smaller Items
Labelling smaller items will save you a lot of time and energy in the future when you are trying to find them. You should also clearly mark any breakable items as “fragile” to prevent them from being accidently broken. We suggest packing these items in bubble wrap to add an other layer of protection.
Call Today to Store Your Furniture
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