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February 19, 2014

Prepare Furniture for Storage

When people rent a storage space, they often do so for the primary purpose of storing extra larger items, like furniture.  This is completely understandable, especially since it’s quite common to inherit furnishings from family and friends over the years. Fairless Hills Self Storage is prepared this month with furniture storage ideas.

While a storage unit enables you to affordably keep this furniture without unnecessarily cluttering up your garage, attic, basement or shed, you must prepare the furniture for storage first:

Wood-Based Furniture

If you have a piece of furniture that’s made of wood, you’ll first want to clean it and then apply any furniture polish or oil as necessary.  Check to see if you can take it apart for easier traveling and storage; beds and tables can customarily be taken apart so they take up less space.  Use older blankets, rather than bubble wrap or plastic wrap, to protect wooden furniture while it’s being stored.

Particle Board Furniture

Particle board is a cheaper alternative to solid wood furniture, which makes it a very affordable option for many homeowners.  However, it necessitates that the storage space be humidity-controlled.  Particle board is known for warping, so it shouldn’t be kept in an area that could become moist.  Try wrapping the particle board in plastic, since it doesn’t need to “breathe” like solid wood.

Glass Furniture

A glass table top or glass curio shelves need protection in storage, so use cushioning to prevent damages.  After cleaning it, protect it using several layers of bubble-wrap or a similar alternative.  Once in the storage unit, make sure it is sturdy.

Plastic Furniture

Wipe down plastic furniture, such as kids’ tables and chairs, and put into storage without much fuss.  There’s no need to put any protective covering on it either, because it is so easily washed.

Make Sure Your Storage Unit Is Ready, Too

Purchase some pallets or shelving so your furniture never touches the floor.  Also, plan out where everything is going in your unit.  Then, when you want something, you can find it without difficulty and won’t have to turn the whole unit upside down.

The more prepared your furniture is for storage, the better they’ll look when you need them again. Find furniture storage tips and more on our previous blogs. When you are ready to rent storage in Fairless Hills PA, give us a call or choose your storage unit online.