How to Properly Store a Couch in a Storage Unit

June 30, 2018

Storage Unit with Couch

One of the most common items people put in a storage unit is their furniture. Whether you’re moving or you just need more space in the house, a storage unit is a convenient way to keep your stuff safe until you need it again in the future. One of the most commonly stored furniture items is a couch. They also tend to be one of the most valuable or expensive items in your home. If you want to keep your couch nice for the duration of its time in a storage unit, there are a few precautions you should take. Read on for helpful advice from Affordable Family Storage in Topeka.

Clean Your Couch

Before bringing your couch to the storage unit, you should clean it thoroughly. You should vacuum it to get rid of any dust, debris, and pet hair if you have pets. If you have a leather couch, use a leather furniture cleaner and conditioner to help keep it nice while it’s in storage. If you have other materials, consider having it professionally cleaned. If you put your couch into self storage dirty, it’s likely to come out worse than before. Also, if there are parts of your couch that are wooden, it might be a good idea to use furniture wax on them.

Keep Your Couch Safe

One thing that we definitely advise against is wrapping your couch in plastic wrapping. It’s a common misconception that this will keep it safe. It may actually trap moisture in instead, which will lead to mold and mildew. Instead, some simple furniture covers will get the job done. Also, it’s not a bad idea to store your couch off the ground. Using pallets is a good way to do this.

Keep it in Climate Controlled Storage

Our last piece of advice for storing a couch is to store it in a climate controlled storage unit. Extreme fluctuations in temperature can do some damage to your couch. Heat especially can warp any of the wooden components. Climate controlled storage units will ensure that your couch stays at a constant temperature no matter the weather.

Choose a Storage Unit at Affordable Family Storage

If you’re looking for a storage unit in Topeka, Affordable Family Storage has you covered. No matter what your storage needs, we have a storage solution for you. Not sure what size storage unit you’ll need? No problem! Just use our handy storage calculator to help you out. For more information and to start renting, contact Affordable Family Storage today.

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