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Whether you’re a business owner or a home mover after self-storage solutions, you may be looking for somewhere to store items of furniture. This may include beds, sofas, chests of drawers, tables, chairs, desks, and more. Believe it or not, there is a whole art that goes into making the most of a self storage unit space.
At Now Storage, we’re here to offer some insightful suggestions on storing furniture in self storage.
Start with lining the outer walls first, and pack from back to front. Place the largest items of furniture at the back. Remember to fill in any gaps as you go along, but still try to create a walkthrough space if possible so you can navigate your way around the self-storage unit space more easily.
If there are any items of furniture you may need to access more frequently or easier than others, try placing those at the front. That way, you will have easy access to these important items, and won’t make your life harder by having to tread over hordes of furniture all the time to get to them.
If you stack furniture in a self-storage unit vertically and it immediately topples apart like a tower of Jenga, then you’ve not taken the right approach to stacking your furniture. You want to ensure your furniture is stacked together neatly and has a sturdy base. To ensure this, you must stack heavier items of furniture at the bottom layer, and place lighter items towards the top.
You need to protect your furniture in storage from the elements. Furniture left in self-storage units over a long period of time can suffer wear and tear from dust, lack of moisture, and ageing.
Putting protective materials like dust sheets and bubble wrap around pieces of furniture and on the floor space of the storage unit can help to preserve the quality and prevent breakages and damage. Covering wooden furniture with dust sheets will allow the wood to breathe a lot more freely in storage, and bubble wrap is great for looking after glass mirrors, tabletops, and picture frames.
Wooden furniture left in a storage unit over a long period can quickly become dry. Treating your wooden furniture with wax before putting them into storage is another top tip to help give them a sufficient amount of moisture.
Make sure you get the right size self storage unit and avoid overcramming. Measuring the dimensions of your furniture before putting it into storage will give you a good idea of what size self-storage unit you will need. There’s nothing more frustrating than running out of storage space halfway through!
Thankfully, you are able to take apart many large items of furniture made of various parts, and this makes arranging them in self storage units to maximise space simpler. However, remember to keep everything together and not lose important items. For example, after taking apart a wardrobe, put the nuts, bolts, and screws in marked plastic bags, and attach them to the wardrobe’s shelves with sellotape.
We now hope you will be a bit savvier when it comes to storing your furniture in a self-storage unit. Interested in hiring a self storage unit as a remedy to your storage dilemmas? Get in touch with us Now Storage today by calling our head office on 0800 0787 110, or sending a message on our website.