Got too much stuff ? Looking for Storage for your extra Furniture ?
If you have old furniture items, or antique pieces that you would like to keep in your possession but can’t find a place for them in your current decor, it is recommended that you store them away. You can retrieve them from storage in future whenever you feel like it.
Storing your valuable furniture pieces away requires proper planning, as you do not want them to get damaged during this period.
Below we have taken the time to put together a list of detailed tips on how to store furniture safely.
The first thing you need to do when it comes to storing your furniture safely is to clean each piece thoroughly. Use a dry piece of cloth to completely wipe down the furniture. You can then follow this up with the recommended cleaning procedure for the specific material used in making the furniture.
It is worth noting that you should place the pieces in a spacious aerated area after cleaning with water to allow all the moisture to dry off. Any moisture trapped in the furniture can result in damage during the storage period.
Prepare The Furniture
Once the furniture pieces are clean and ready, you can then prepare them for storage. If you will be storing wooden furniture pieces for an extended period, it is recommended that you prepare them appropriately.
Wood can crack if stored in dry conditions for an extended period. It is therefore recommended that you take the time to treat the wood with polish so as to lock in the necessary moisture required to keep the wood in pristine condition over an extended period. Remember to give the furniture enough time to dry after treating it.
Storing large furniture pieces can take up a lot of space and be quite inconvenient. As such, it is recommended that you prepare larger pieces by taking them apart first. Beds, large chairs and dressers among others, should be dismembered and all items from each piece grouped together. Taking the furniture pieces apart makes transportation and storage as easy and convenient as possible.
Use appropriate Covers
Once all the furniture pieces are ready for storage, you can wrap them with the most appropriate covers in a bid to protect them during this period. All items that are easy to break including those made with glass parts should be covered in bubble wrap.
It is recommended that you steer clear of using plastic bags in storing wooden furniture pieces and fabrics. This is because they are known to lock in air and moisture which can cause unpleasant smells with time.
To ensure that everything is stored appropriately, you can research the best covers to use in covering furniture items.
Have A Plan
Perhaps the most important tip in storing furniture is to have a plan. Make a plan of the arrangement to be used in storing all the furniture pieces in consideration. Strategically arranging the pieces to in storage will help keep them in the best condition throughout the storage period.
Turn to the above tips to preserve your furniture in the best condition for an extended storage period.