Your furniture is one of the most important things you will store. No one wants to buy all new furniture when moving, so protecting your items as best as possible is like providing your own insurance policy. It helps prevent damage and ensures that when you’re ready to move things back into your space, they look like they did the day you put them into Louisville self storage.
We recommend the following:
**If possible, use wooden pallets or skids. Anything that lifts your furniture off the ground will help to keep it clean, dry, and well ventilated.
**Disassemble pieces that can be taken apart, store them nicely, label things and keep screws and parts handy in a bag.
**Clean items before putting them in storage.
**Wax wooden and leather items to prevent them from drying out and cracking.
**Spray fabric items, such as couches, with an antibacterial spray that is safe for fabric. Clean fabric items to protect them against mold. Make sure items are not wet when they’re placed in your self storage unit!
**Polish metal items to prevent rust.
**Wrap mattresses or fabric items in sheets or similar items instead of plastic wrap to aid ventilation and keep them clean.
**Keep pictures and mirrors upright and protect them with cardboard.
**Keep furniture in its normal position when possible to ensure the weight is evenly distributed, especially if you may store things long-term.
Taking a little extra time to care for and protect your things before placing them in a self storage unit is one of the smartest things you can do. Following these suggestions will keep your furniture in good condition, and make your life much easier on moving day!