Spare furniture is a great asset to have during the holiday season and for parties, but for the majority of the year, it gets in the way. That’s where Grace Self Storage comes in handy. We provide a convenient and easy solution to declutter your home of spare furniture. So, now that you’ve ordered your Grace Self Storage box, it’s time to get packing. Here are our top five tips to storing your spare furniture.
1. Clean furniture
It’s always best practice to clean your furniture before packing it into your storage box as nothing will be able to grow while it sits in an enclosed space. Avoid mould growth by making sure the furniture is dry before packing. Cleaning your furniture will also prevent odours from travelling to nearby storage boxes and prevent the amount of dust from growing in your storage space.
Where you can, disassemble your furniture. This way you’ll be able to maximise the space in your storage box. Disassembling your furniture also makes it easier to move and pack the items. If you get loose bolts, screws or other small items after disassembling the pieces, put them in a clearly labelled bag and store them in a secure place within the storage box.
3. Protective layer
Use old sheets, blankets, drop cloths or plastic wraps to cover the furniture pieces and protect them from dust and moisture. Take care not to wrap furniture with thick plastic covers that will seal in moisture because that can create condensation and the furniture would eventually swell or mould. Make sure your furniture can breathe.
4. Packing strategy
Have a strategy for packing your spare furniture that takes into account the weight, size and importance of the furniture. If you need to access the furniture soon, be sure to pack it at the front of the box. If your chairs weigh more than the table, don’t pack them on top of the table. Think about the shape of your furniture too so you can maximise the space you’re working with.
5. Safety first
Don’t lift anything that you can’t handle as you’ll risk hurting yourself. Always make your personal safety a priority. To move large and heavy pieces of furniture around, use a trolley. If you’re still not comfortable or if the furniture item is bulky, speak to Grace about our helpful packing and loading service. Not only will we do the heavy lifting for you, we’ll also wrap and protect it for you, keeping it safe and secure while in storage.
Grace Self Storage are able to help you with packing your spare furniture to protect it in its current state and prevent damage to any other items in your storage box. Get in touch with us today to discuss your convenient self storage.