How to Safely Store Furniture Part 2

August 27, 2017

Furniture can be a big investment, and in order to keep it safe in storage, you’ll need to take a few precautions.

Most of the time, when you are putting something in your storage unit, you can just leave it and forget about it until you need it again. But furniture isn’t cheap, and it’s often made of wood and other materials that make storing it safely a challenge. Luckily, your friends at Store It Right & U-Haul in Ruckersville are ready to help. If you haven’t already, take a moment to read out our previous blog to learn about the tips for safely storing your furniture that we’ve already covered. Keep reading to learn more.

#5. Add some padding between items.

Many different pieces of furniture have sharp edges. This could include bed frames, coffee tables, end tables, chairs and even couches. If you plan to store anything fragile or highly prized with your furniture, take care to wrap these items carefully in blankets, clothes and other soft materials. Even if you aren’t planning on storing anything besides furniture, you can prevent scratches and other damage to your furniture by wrapping those sharp edges and any pieces that stick out with pads or blankets.

#6. Cover wood and upholstered furniture in plastic or shrink wrap.

Wooden furniture can easily become scratched or dinged, and upholstered furniture can get ruined if it’s exposed to excess moisture. It’s always a good idea to carefully wrap your wooden or upholstered furniture in shrink or plastic wrap before you store it, even if you plan on keeping it in a climate controlled unit. If you don’t plan to store it in a climate controlled unit, wrap it at least twice. This will help to protect it against burrowing rodents and insects, as well as humidity and temperature shifts.

#7. Keep size and weight in mind when stacking.

In many cases, people stack their furniture in their storage units. This makes sense, as furniture is bulky and takes up a lot of space. If you don’t have a lot of space on the floor in your storage unit, your only option is to stack your furniture. While this can be a great solution, you’ll want to carefully plan how to execute it. Make sure that your largest, heaviest pieces are placed on the ground, and then stack smaller, lighter pieces on top. Keep in mind that you don’t want to make your stacks too high. Anything that falls could damage your furniture or put you in harm’s way.

#8. Make security a priority.

Storing your furniture isn’t like storing your old VHS collection or clothes you no longer wear. Not all furniture is valuable, but a lot of it is, and if you are storing anything valuable, it’s essential to ensure that it will stay safe. Not all storage units are secure, so before you store your furniture, ensure that you’ve found a secure storage solution. Here at Store It Right, we offer the latest in security to keep your furniture safe. From a security gate and perimeter walls and fences to door alarms and continuously monitored security cameras, we make security a priority.

Turn to Store It Right for all of your storage needs.

When it comes to storing your furniture, there’s a lot to think about, but luckily, you have the experts at Store It Right & U-Haul on your side. We offer a wide variety of self-storage units to choose from, including climate controlled units, mini units and temporary units, and we serve Ruckersville and Charlottesville. We can also provide you with the knowledge and experience necessary to keep your possessions safe and free of damage. Contact us today to get started.

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