Storing furniture in a storage unit can be a great solution for temporarily freeing up space in your home or for protecting your belongings during a move. Here are some tips to help you store your furniture properly:

Clean and protect your furniture

Cleaning and protecting your furniture before storing it is an important step in ensuring its preservation. Dirt, dust and other particles may settle on your furniture during storage which may end up damaging the finish. 

Wrapping your furniture in plastic or covering it with furniture pads is an extra step that can be taken to protect your furniture from scratches, dents and moisture damage. 

By taking these steps, you can make sure that your furniture comes out of storage in the same condition as when you put it in.

Disassemble larger items

If you have larger pieces of furniture, such as a bed frame or a bookcase, it’s a good idea to disassemble them before storing them in the unit. This will not only help you save space but it will also prevent damage. 

Use pallets or plastic containers

Did you know that putting your furniture on pallets in storage can protect it from damage? In fact, it can also make it easier to clean and maintain while also saving space in your unit. 

This small step can have a big impact on the preservation of your belongings during storage.

Store heavy items on the bottom

When stacking items in your storage unit, be sure to place the heaviest items on the bottom and the lighter items on top. This will help to prevent your furniture from becoming damaged or unstable during storage.

Leave some space around the furniture

When packing your storage unit be sure not to pack it too tightly. Leaving  space around your furniture allows air to circulate and prevents mould or mildew from growing. By following these tips, you can ensure that your furniture is not only stored properly but that it’s also protected while in storage. 

Investing in quality packaging plays a large role in keeping your furniture safe. Wigwam Chipping Norton supplies a large range of top-notch packing materials! Call us today  on 01608 656 300 to learn more about what we have to offer.

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