How to protect your furniture from getting damaged whilst in a Storage Unit
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
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
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
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
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!