According to MovingLabor.com, May is in the peak moving season. It’s a time where you could be relocating to a new neighborhood in the same city or perhaps across the country in pursuit of a job. You may have weeks or even months of time that you could be between homes, and while you may find lodging, there’s very present struggle of where to keep all your belongings.
Fortunately, whether you’re relocating to a new state or maybe even into a smaller apartment that won’t have enough room, self storage can be the perfect solution to your additional space needs.
How to prepare your furniture for self storage
The first thing you should do when storing any furniture, whether wooden or upholstered, is a thorough cleaning. Using an antibacterial wipe or cleaner will help eliminate any unseen thing on the surface of your furniture, which could otherwise grow into mold or mildew down the line. This is also a good time to disassemble any larger pieces of wooden furniture, cleaning every surface. From here, some items should best be wrapped in plastic wrap or sheets. This will keep your items clean as well help prevent any pests from burrowing into the furniture.
For electronics such as lamps or televisions, it’s always best to place them back into their original packaging. If unavailable, securely wrap all components, including chords, in bubble wrap to prevent them from being damaged in any bumps along the ride to the storage unit.
Self Storage features for storing furniture
Storing furniture is one of the most common uses of self storage, especially in larger units for relocations. Not all needs will require a 10×20 unit, though, so it’s important to assess your items to find the right size storage unit you’ll need. For instance, you could be moving in with someone who already has a couch, but don’t want to sell your own. A small 5×10 unit would suffice just fine.
Beyond size, another important storage feature to consider is climate control, especially in cities that experience extreme seasonal temperatures and precipitation. Fluctuations in temperature and warp wood and damage electronics, while high levels of moisture can promote mold growth. The climate control feature maintains a constant temperature and humidity level in your unit, preserving the condition of your belongings.
Other features to consider include:
- Security: When storing costly items such as furniture, security should always be a priority. Find a storage facility with strong features such as electronic gate access, which requires a keycode to enter, as well as video surveillance and onsite management to prevent any theft or vandalism.
- Drive up access: Furniture is often heavy or awkward to carry, so reducing the amount of carry time is always convenient. The drive up access allows you to pull your vehicle directly up to the storage unit for easy drop off and pick up.
Store your furniture today
With a few simple steps, placing furniture in a storage unit can be a breeze. When it comes time to store your furniture, Storage.com is here to help. Using our massive directories and filters, you can pinpoint the unit that best first your situation and reserve directly online today.
Plus, should you have any questions, you can always call in to one of our friendly storage representatives, and they’ll be happy to help! Thanks for using Storage.com for all your storage needs.