How to Store Furniture in a Storage Unit

With these furniture-specific storage tips, you will know how to correctly store furniture in a storage unit along with protecting it to ensure it stays in peak condition.

Measure Up

Research your storage options. Here at Stratford Self Store, we have a variety of different units and other storage facilities available to rent on a short- or long-term basis, depending on your requirements. Make sure that the space you are renting is large enough to fit everything you need with space around it to reduce damage etc.

Clean Up

Ensure you clean your furniture thoroughly before putting it into storage. This will reduce the amount of dust collecting in your storage unit, and help prevent any unwanted smells or mold.

Break Down

If you can disassemble the furniture, you should. Not only will this help prevent any breakage, but also it will make your job much easier transferring the furniture in to and out of storage. If budget is a consideration, it may even reduce the size of the storage unit you need.

Wrap Up

If you are storing your furniture in storage for a long time, we recommend wrapping your furniture correctly. To do this, you can use old blankets, sheets, bedding, or plastic wrap. To do this, you can use blankets or plastic wrap. We also sell special wrap bags and covers, that you can buy in reception, with prices starting from £3.99. This is a small price to pay to protect your furniture from moisture and dust.

Pack Up

Any glass items or mirrors should be protected. In order to do so, using bubble wrap is an ideal way to give further protection when transporting. Once the items are wrapped and protected, it’s time to box them up. Using boxes allows you to make the most of your storage space, and also makes it easier to move your items. Here at Stratford Self Store, we sell many packaging items on-site at reception.

If you are looking to hire a self-storage unit for your business, contact us at Stratford Self Store on 01789 720 027 or fill out our online contact form to enquire today!