If you need to store some of your extra furniture, renting a storage unit may be among the more affordable and convenient options for this task. However, those that have never stored furniture can make some simple mistakes that may increase the wear and tear that the furniture experiences while being stored. To help you avoid these errors, you should keep these tips in mind when you are storing your furniture.
Clean Your Upholstered Furniture
Prior to placing the furniture into storage, it is important for you to thoroughly clean it. This is especially true for upholstered pieces of furniture because dirt and dust can get lodged in the fabric of the upholstery. In addition to making the furniture smell musty, this problem can also contribute to making the furniture a bigger target for insects and other pests. By steam cleaning your upholstered pieces of furniture before putting them into storage, you can help to eliminate these problems by removing any dirt or organic material, such as dead skin cells and sweat, from the fiber. For the wooden parts of your furniture, you may want to apply a protective finish. This finish will help to prevent the wood from becoming discolored due to dust and moisture exposure while in storage.
Use Cloth To Cover The Furniture
Unfortunately, your furniture will collect dust while it is being stored, so you will need to take steps to minimize these accumulations. While some people may assume that plastic or bubble wrap will be suitable for this task, it should be noted that these materials can trap moisture against the furniture, which may damage the furniture. Luckily, you can avoid this problem by using a cloth to cover your furniture. The cloth will be able to prevent dust from landing directly on your furniture, and it will still allow ventilation for the furniture, which can help you keep it safe.
Avoid Stacking Items On Your Furniture
Getting the most from your storage unit will likely require you to fit as much as you possibly can in it. Sadly, some people will take this too far and stack boxes and other items on their stored furniture. The weight of these objects sitting on the furniture for a prolonged period of time can create indentations on the furniture. In some instances, this damage may be permanent. While avoiding stacking items on your furniture may require you to rent a second storage unit, this can be a minor price to pay in exchange for keeping your furniture safe from this source of wear and tear.Share
10 June 2016
As soon as my boss asked me to move tor work, I started worrying about the upcoming relocation. I was worried about how my kids would respond to the new surroundings and how I would cope with a different office. Fortunately, I had a helpful friend at the time who walked me through the entire process. He gave me a few tips that helped me to dramatically improve the moving process, including working with movers to handle packing and disassemble my furniture. I wanted to make other people more aware of the resources they have available to them, which is the reason I made this blog.