How to Prepare Your Furniture for Storage
A self-storage unit is the perfect way to keep furniture safe and out of the way during a move or renovation. At Migson Public Storage, we understand the importance of keeping your furniture safe while in storage—even small nicks and scratches can cause ruin the visual appeal and financial value of a furniture piece. Here are just a few tips for preparing your furniture for storage to ensure that it stays in mint condition.
Wood furniture requires a few special precautions to keep it safe during storage. A finish or polish will help to keep the wood moisturized, preventing cracks or splinters from developing. Wood furniture should be covered in a cloth fabric while in storage to prevent excessive dust buildup. Make sure all pieces of wood furniture are completely dry before going into storage to avoid mold and mildew growths. Get a temperature-controlled storage unit to prevent the legs, arms, and backs of your wood furniture from warping under extreme environmental conditions. Dissemble tables, desks and dressers if possible for more convenient and space-saving storage.
Furniture that is upholstered has slightly different needs than wood furniture. Before putting your upholstered furniture into storage, spray them completely in antibacterial fabric cleaner to ensure the dirt and dust don’t ruin the quality of the fabric over time. Make sure that all upholstery is completely dry before putting it into storage. For leather furniture, have the leather polished and waxed before putting it into storage and avoid placing other items on top of leather furniture. Put mattress covers over your mattresses to keep it protected from dust.
Keeping your furniture in storage during a move or a renovation is an easy and hassle-free way to make sure all your times stay pristine. With the right preparation, you can ensure that your furniture comes out of storage exactly how it went in. For more information about the secure and adaptable units available from Migson Public Storage, contact us today.
Posted on September 26, 2016 | General Tips