Preparing furniture for storage

Preparing furniture for storage

Putting your furniture into storage is an excellent way to make sure that it remains safe and secure even when you are not using it.   Proper packing and preparation is the key component in making certain that your furniture will be able to keep its beauty, finish and shape until the time comes when you once more want it back in your home.

When you are looking for a storage facility, you need to find several that are heated or offer climate control in order to be able to compare their storage terms and costs.  Hours of operation, location and price might be very important factors that you need to take into consideration.  Before you sign any contracts you should visit the storage facility you like the most in order to check it out.

You should keep a lookout for secure walls between lockers and wide doors, and make certain that the building shows no signs of water damage.  The main cause of damage to furniture that has been placed in storage is moisture, which means that every precaution needs to be taken in order to make sure that your items are kept dry at all times.

Get a number of thick plastic sheets and lay them over the whole floor of the storage facility before you put your furniture in to prevent humidity and moisture from the concrete reaching your furniture, which could cause mold to grow on your items.  Putting your furniture on wooden pallets will also keep moisture away and let the items breathe.