How to store furniture
Moving furniture into a storage unit can be quite a stressful decision for some people. First, you need to decide which furniture to move, then how to pack it and then the actual transit of the furniture. In reality, preparing to store furniture or other items is not as hard as you may think. With some planning, our storage guidance experts at Econo Moving & Storage can help you to plan and store your furniture or other belongings at virtually no stress. Here are our top tips to get you started.
Deciding what to store
One of the first steps to planning storage is to determine what you want to save. Once you store your furniture you may not be able to easily bring it back and forth without assistance from a moving company and the pertinent costs. It is important to plan and decide which furniture you need and which you don’t. Additionally, you may want to decide if some furniture is not in a reusable condition you can discard it instead of paying for storage.
Preparing for furniture movement
Once you decide which furniture you want to store, the next step is to prepare the furniture for moving. Most furniture in our homes is made by assembling different parts. Before moving into the storage unit, most of this furniture needs to be stripped into parts. This includes taking out shelves, lightbulbs, and drawers.
Furniture needs to be protected from breaking, cracking and scratches during transit. For this, bubble wrap is the most popular solution for furniture moving companies in West Vancouver. However, many people also choose to wrap it in thick blankets, cardboard boxes, etc. Items that are prone to breakage should be stored separately and with adequate insulation. For furniture that has a fabric like a sofa and chairs, adhesive tapes can leave marks. With items that need extra care and critical handling, they should be marked ‘fragile’ so that your moving and storage company makes sure to handle such items carefully. Make sure to keep all furniture items on their feet as other parts of the furniture may not be equipped to bear the load.
When storing furniture, most storage companies are aware that different kinds of furniture need different kinds of storage. Some of the basic guidelines to the right storing conditions are as follows:
- Patio furniture can be stored in any kind of room conditions, except damp.
- Fabric couches need to be stored covered in plastic or all-weather covering sheets so that they are not stained during transit or in storage. You can also place desiccants inside the cover so that they remain dry and odourless.
- Leather furniture must be wrapped in shrink wrap to protect it during the moving process.
Moving and storing furniture can seem overwhelming, but when you have the guidance and expertise of Econo Moving & Storage, it can be quite a smooth and efficient process. If you are planning to hire a storage unit for storing your furniture, speak to one of our associates and get excellent advice and great deals for your overall storage plan.