Furniture takes up the majority of your living space, and so when you want to open up your home a little bit more, one of the best ways to do so is to put your furniture into storage. However, if improperly stored, your precious furniture can become damaged and unusable. When considering putting your furniture into a storage unit, there are a couple of things that you need to consider.
When placing your furniture into a self-storage unit, you should invest in plastic sheets. These have two main benefits: firstly, and perhaps most obviously, you should cover your individual pieces with plastic to prevent against moisture exposure and the resulting mold and mildew growth that often comes with it. However, you should also use plastic coverings to cover the floor of your self-storage unit to prevent moisture from seeping up from the floor.
Take it Apart
In order to get the most out of your self-storage unit, you should break down your furniture into pieces, and store the smaller sections in boxes, if possible. This helps you maximize the amount of space that you have in your storage unit, and also makes moving your furniture a much simpler process. Be sure to keep all screws, nuts, and small pieces in a bag or box that is clearly labelled to ensure that you can put all your items back again when the time comes.
For heavy items or any pieces of furniture that have sharp edges, you will want to invest in some padding to protect both those items and any items that may come into contact with them. Plastic sheets can be easily torn by wood and metal edges: as such, you should use old blankets or actual moving padding (available at most hardware and moving supply stores) to protect the edges of your furniture.
While it may be tempting to stack your furniture in order to make the most out of the space that you have available in your storage unit, it's not a good idea to do so. While placing a handful of small items on a flat, wide item like a couch or bed, you should avoid making tall towers of pieces of furniture, as doing so greatly increases the risk of them falling over and causing a huge amount of damage to themselves and other pieces that they come into contact with.
To learn more, contact a company like Sentry Mini-Storage Inc.