Storage Tips: How to Store Furniture
Do you need to store couches, beds, tables, dressers, desks, and other furniture pieces in self storage? Whether you’re storing furniture while moving to a new home or just clearing clutter from your current home, consider the following storage tips from Extra Space Storage.
Find a Secure Storage Facility
Especially if you plan to store the entire contents of your home during a move, a secure storage unit is most likely a priority. Extra Space Storage utilizes advanced security measures to provide you with peace of mind, so be sure to find a self storage facility that uses one or more of the following features:
- Perimeter fencing around the property
- Individually-alarmed storage units
- Electronic gate access with keypad entry
- Security access to your floor only (for multi-level facilities)
- Video surveillance cameras
- Controlled-access building with indoor storage units
- Facility manager who lives on-site
Rent a Climate-Controlled Storage Unit
Furniture is often made with delicate materials like leather, wood, and fabric, all of which can get damaged by extreme heat and cold in self storage if not kept in a climate-controlled unit. With climate control, which maintains an environment between 55 and 80 degrees at all times, your furniture is better protected from rust, warping, fading, and other serious temperature-related damages.
Pack & Store Furniture Carefully
To preserve furniture and prevent damage in both short-term and long-term storage situations, take the time to properly pack, move, and store your furniture. Follow the packing and storage tips below to protect your furniture pieces in self storage:
- Create an inventory list of all furniture being stored for insurance purposes
- Take apart large furniture (such as tables and bed frames) to make moving and storage easier
- Tape a bag with all screws, nuts, bolts, and other hardware to the furniture it goes with
- Spray furniture with cleaning sprays before storage and allow to fully dry before moving
- Wrap all furniture in moving blankets, bubble wrap, or wrapping film to prevent damage
- Utilize corner protectors on the edges of bed frames, tables, mirrors, and large wall decor
- Use wrapping film or moving tape to keep dresser or cabinet doors closed during transportation
- Stand couches and mattresses on end to maximize storage space
- Store larger furniture toward the back and side walls of your storage unit
- Keep all furniture off the ground with pallets in your storage unit
- Place heavier furniture on the bottom and lightest on the top
Have questions? Remember that your facility manager is an excellent resource for additional tips and assistance in protecting your furniture in self storage!
Extra Space Storage Inc., headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah, owns and/or operates over 1,600 self-storage properties in 35 states, Washington, D.C. and Puerto Rico. The Company's properties comprise approximately 750,000 units and over 80 million square feet of rentable storage space, offering customers a wide selection of affordable and conveniently located and secure storage solutions across the country, including personal storage, boat storage, RV storage and business storage. We are committed to being the most convenient, secure and professional storage solution in your neighborhood. And it is this commitment which has allowed Extra Space Storage to become the second largest storage units operator in the U.S. with over 1,600 properties across the country.