If you are downsizing, you might not have enough space in your new home for all your furniture. Using a self storage unit is often the best option when it comes to storing wardrobes, sofas and mattresses. However, if you want to keep your furniture in good condition, you can't just throw furniture into a storage unit and hope for the best. It is important that you take the action to keep your furniture from becoming damaged. Below are 3 things that you need to carefully consider when putting furniture into a self storage unit.
While you might think that plastic is the best thing to protect your furniture from damage while it is in storage, this is not the case. Plastic sheeting will not allow your furniture to breathe, which can result in moisture being trapped within the furniture's fabric coverings. As time passes, this will cause an odour that will be very difficult to remove. You should use sheets to cover you furniture as this will protect them from dust while also allowing moisture to escape.
Changes in temperature or humidity can cause serious damage to your furniture. When looking for a storage unit, you should look for one that is fully climate controlled. A climate controlled self storage unit uses air conditioning and heating to maintain a stable and safe climate within the storage units. This protects your furniture from bad odours and other damage such as warped wooden panels.
Placing the Furniture Inside the Unit
No matter how well the climate is controlled within the storage unit, if you do not place the furniture inside the unit in the correct way, it could still be damaged. While it might be tempting to cram as much furniture as possible into the storage unit, you should make sure that you leave some space around the furniture. This will allow air to circulate around the unit and between the furniture, which will help to prevent the build up of moisture and dust. You should also try to avoid placing items of furniture on the directly onto the floor with no space beneath them. This will also impede the floor of air and will also put your furniture at risk if the unit floods.
If you are considering placing your furniture into a storage unit, you should contact a professional self storage unit company for advice and assistance.Share
22 June 2016
Storing stuff is an art. You need to understand the value of purging so you don't waste money storing things you don't actually need, but you also have to have a keen eye for future value so you don't get rid of something that could be useful later. In addition, you need to know the best storage and care tactics for your possessions. Hi, my name is Mary, and as a world traveller, I have had to put my stuff in storage many times, more times that I can count as a matter of fact. I'm at home now, and to stay active, I decided to start this blog to help other travellers or really anyone who needs to use storage. Thanks for reading.