A Guide to Storing Furniture in a Self Storage Unit
Our home storage units at The Self Storage Company are perfect for storing furniture correctly, especially if you’re decorating your home and want to avoid paint splashes on the sofa or you’re decluttering and need extra storage space.
Storing furniture in a private garage or loft space may be an option, but if you’re looking for a secure space that offers maximum protection in a convenient location, then using self-storage can keep your furniture in great condition.
TSSC self-storage facilities benefit from site-wide CCTV, intruder alarms and smoke detectors, so you can store furniture worry-free. As well as our standard access hours, Monday to Friday 8am – 6pm, Saturday 9am – 4pm and Sunday 10am – 3pm, we can also offer 24/7 access on request, perfect for renovation projects or if you’re moving house room by room!
Our 25sqft self-storage unit offers the equivalent space of a transit van and is perfect for small furniture storage. Our 275sqft self-storage unit can store the contents of a six bedroom home. For help choosing a storage unit size, take a look at The Self Storage Company Size Guide.
Our professional home storage units are perfect for storing fabric furniture, leather furniture, metal furniture and wooden or plastic furniture correctly. Book a secure home storage unit for furniture storage today and receive up to 50% off your first 8 weeks of self-storage as well as a further 5% off when you book online.
How to Prepare Furniture for Storage
1 – Preparing and cleaning furniture before placing your furniture in a storage unit will reduce the risk of dampness and mildew, especially if you’re choosing a long term storage solution. Make sure you remove any crumbs or debris to avoid pests, and use an upholstery cleaner for fabric and leather pieces for a deep clean. Plastic and wooden furniture should be scrubbed with mild soap and water and treated if necessary to stop woodworm or rot. You should also use a polishing cloth on any metal pieces to remove any existing oxidation and reduce the build-up of tarnish.
Please note all your furniture items must be completely dry before placing them into your home storage unit.
2 – When you choose a TSSC self-storage facility you can choose a storage unit size from 10sqft to 500sqft. However, to make the most of your storage space it’s best to disassemble the larger pieces, such as bookshelves, beds and drawers, and pack furniture methodically.
However, if you do take your furniture piece apart, ensure that you have the original instructions or take photos so that you can easily put it together again. However, it’s also a good idea to keep the screws and bolts for each item safe and attached to the correct furniture.
3 – It’s also important to protect and wrap furniture in storage, especially valuable furniture pieces. Our on-site Box Shop at The Self Storage Company offers everything you need to store your furniture safely. Use our click-and-collect service to purchase bubble wrap, plastic wrap, furniture dust sheets and other packing materials to ensure your furniture is well-protected.
Try to avoid using thick plastic sheeting on fabric items as it can cause moisture instead opt for a breathable cover to reduce dust settling and colour fading. Make sure you pay particular attention to fragile pieces and protect glass items using bubble wrap.
4 – When storing furniture in a self-storage unit, you should also ensure that you stack your items correctly, placing heavier furniture items at the bottom and lighter furniture items on top. Do not place anything sharp on top of fabric items and use corner protectors if necessary.
Try to store your furniture by considering which pieces you will require first, and make sure these furniture items are easily accessible at the front of the storage unit rather than at the back!
It’s also important that you don’t over-stack or fill your storage unit as you will increase the chance of damage, mould and mildew build-up. If you need a larger storage unit, just ask our friendly and experienced team!
Book furniture storage online at The Self Storage Company today for up to 50% off self-storage for the first 8 weeks! Use our industry-leading online booking tool to view our competitive self-storage prices. For a perfect storage solution, choose The Self Storage Company!