These days self-storage is the way to go, we all know that. But let’s be honest and admit that not all of us know how to store our valuables properly. Besides having an organised storage unit, putting your furniture in storage requires a bit more effort than just putting a few boxes neatly atop one another.

With these tips, you’ll gain a bit of insight into how you should be storing your furniture in any kind of storage unit, whether the unit has climate control or not. Leave a comment below if you think we’ve missed anything!  

Do your homework

Storing furniture anywhere for any reason can be a costly exercise and a tricky decision to make – do you keep the furniture long-term or just sell it and buy new furniture when you need to? The decision is yours, but in many cases, storage is the best solution because of the monetary and sentimental value that some furniture may have.

When storing furniture, protection from the elements is an essential factor to consider. Before choosing your storage space, you need to ensure that the storage unit you’re going to rent out is well equipped to protect your furniture. If it’s an option, you should go for storage units that offer climate control, especially if you’re serious about storing your furniture long-term.

Our climate-controlled storage units have all the protection you’ll need to store your furniture, contact us today to learn more!

But what if climate control isn’t an option?

Take everything apart and wrap them up

Before moving your furniture out of its original location, you may want to consider disassembling everything first. This includes items like desks, bookshelves, chairs and tables. Doing this will make it easier when you need to pack and unpack your items as well as offer you the freedom to properly package those disassembled parts to protect them while they’re in storage.

You can use old sheets of plastic sheeting and any other protective material to accomplish this; whatever you do though, always remember to cover the floor of the unit to prevent moisture from seeping into your items.

Give extra protection for glass items

This one is a bit of a no-brainer; glass items are at most risk when going into storage, so you need to take extra care of them. First, you’ll need to wrap the item with packaging paper. Don’t tape the paper directly to the glass though because it’ll leave nasty residue you’ll need to clean later.

Next, either cover the glass in bubble wrap or put the entire item into a box for added security. Use a long, wide and flat box – something similar to the shape of your glass item.

Are you ready to commit to short or long-term furniture storage? Great! Get in touch with us today to find out how we can help you make that happen!