Self-Storage and Furniture
Whether you’re moving or downsizing, you may find yourself left with extra furniture that you do not want to part with. Your local self storage facility may be the answer. Here are some tips to help you store that extra furniture.
1 – Ask your self-storage manager if they can provide pallets to put down on the floor of the storage unit. You may even want to cover those pallets with plastic sheeting to create a moisture barrier.
2 – Cover furniture with sheets or canvas tarps ( not plastic) to allow for airflow.
3 – If you recently used furniture polish or oils on any items, allow them to dry thoroughly before storing to avoid mold or mildew.
4 – Avoid completely sealing any items in plastic – trapped moisture can cause mold and mildew. you may want to consider placing moisture reduction products, such as Damp Rid in the corners of your unit.
5 – Disassemble Furniture items when possible to save space. Place chairs upside down on a sturdy surface – Place table tops face down on a soft blanket.
6 – Stand couches and mattresses on end to maximize storage space. Stack lightweight boxes on dresser tops, and place small items inside dresser drawers. Bags specifically designed to cover bedding and couches can usually be purchased at your self storage facility’s office. Many self storage facilities also sell packaging specifically designed for glasses, dishes, mirrors, lamps, and even flat screen TVs.
Hopefully these tips will help you with your furniture Self Storage needs, but don’t be afraid to stop into the office of your local self storage facility with questions. I’m sure that they will be happy to help you out!