How to Store Furniture Effectively

by Dusty Rhodes on Sep 23, 2016  in 
  • Storage Tips
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If you have ever done a home improvement project or you are currently in the middle of doing one, then you know first-hand that there are many steps involved in the process.  And if you have not ever had to perform this task, there more than likely will come a time when you will have to tackle this chore. During this process, you will have to find something to do with the furniture in your residence to prevent it from getting damaged. Listed below are tips to help you store furniture effectively. 

Space Maters- When storing furniture, it is important to consider the amount of space you have available. Many times when things are being stored or packed, they tend to rub up against or get knocked into other items if not stored in spacious containers. To prevent this from happening, consider giving your larger items their own containers if that is financially feasible. 

Take Things Apart- If it is possible to disassemble your bigger belongings that need to be stored, then do it. This will allow you to save space, as well as further protect against possible damage that could occur if the furniture remained completely assembled during storage time. Also, disassembled furniture maybe easier and lighter to transport while you are packing and unpacking storage units.

Temperature Control is King- Due your research. There are some moving and storage companies that offer temperature-controlled storage options. This is very beneficial because temperature changes can be harmful to certain furniture items. Humidity can cause the growth of mold or mildew, which could cause wooden furniture to rot. Storage units that contain wooden interior will help prevent against these harmful, furniture-damaging substances.

Raise It and Cover It- Covering furniture, especially the wooden type, will help prevent possible scratching and other permanent damage. Use cloth, not plastic. Using cloth will prevent against condensation during storage. Raising your furniture during storage, more specifically putting it on blocks, will protect your furniture against water damage in the event something happens. 

An Attic is an Option- The attic or home storage are very reasonable options, should you choose to forgo a climate-controlled storage unit. Just make sure everything is properly covered. It would be wise to also consider the use of a humidifier or dehumidifier to help regulate air flow.

Most furniture is a long-term investment that can add tremendous value to any residence.  We want to do everything we can to help you preserve that long-term value. Hopefully these tips will be helpful to you as you consider your furniture storing options. Feel free to browse through our additional Blogs on a variety of topics about moving and storage.

Dusty Rhodes