Sometimes, storing your belongings can run very close to hoarding your belongings. It’s very easy to get carried away with what you keep and, before you know it, your storage unit is full of t-shirts that you haven’t worn in 20 years. However, the one item that is almost always viable for storage is furniture. People don’t typically just throw furniture into a storage unit to get it out of the way. Facebook Marketplace made that easy. Often, furniture is stored for future use, whether it be for when your child moves into their first apartment or when you finally get that lake house and need pieces to furnish it with. Keeping your furniture in good condition is important, and Affordable Family Storage wants to give you some tips on the best ways to store your furniture.
While most people are concerned about how their belongings will be handled once inside their storage unit, items are just as likely, if not more likely, to be put into a unit in a condition that is damaged or gives the potential of damage. The first step of moving your furniture into storage should be making sure that it is in the best condition possible. The best way to do this is by cleaning each piece. Use the appropriate cleaning tools for this, such as wood cleaner for tables and deep cleaners for couches.
Once that is done, it is always wise to invest in a good covering for your furniture. While you can get away with a cheap tarp or a blanket, you should never simply leave your couch in your unit without covering. Affordable Family Storage recommends investing in a higher quality cover that will cover the entire piece and not easily be moved or ripped.
Like all self-storage facilities, Affordable Family Storage has a variety of different unit sizes. If you settle for a smaller unit, you will have to be strategic in your storing. Bubble wrapping breakable pieces is a good step but should be avoided with wood and fabric, because it can suffocate certain materials. It is important, however, to make sure all of your breakable items are protected and that all couches or ottomans that can be ripped do not have anything resting on them.
Once you have a plan, it is time to execute it. In a perfect world, you don’t want any belongings resting on couches or ottomans, but if space constraints don’t allow that, make sure that you store light objects on those pieces. Another potential solution is breaking down tables or bed frames and storing them in boxes. This saves space, preserves the items and keeps the pieces ready to be used at any time. Once you get everything moved in, make sure that you have all of your furniture covered well.
At Affordable Family Storage, we want your furniture to stay in the best condition possible. We also know, however, that that isn’t always easy. We would love to help you. Contact Affordable Family Storage today at (417) 815-0098 or visit the Republic Affordable Family Storage webpage for more information.