Whether you are in the process of moving, renovating, or downsizing, moving and storing furniture has the potential to give you a headache. Amy’s Attic Self Storage is here to help! Keep these furniture storage tips in mind as you start the process of moving and storing your furniture:
- Clean the furniture
Before dropping off furniture at your storage unit, the first thing to do is to take out anything inside if applicable, and then wipe down the surface with water and mild soap. For wooden furniture, make sure to use an appropriate cleaner that would protect the existing finish. For metals, use a metal cleaner to remove any oxidation build up.
- Taking it apart
Taking apart furniture that can be taken apart presents many benefits. Not only does it save you space during storage, but it also reduces the risk of accidental scratches or dents during the moving process. One thing to keep in mind is to properly store loose parts such as screws so that you can find them easily when you need to reassemble the furniture again. One good way of doing this is to put them in a small bag, and then label the bag accordingly and put the bag right next to the corresponding parts.
- Covering it up
One of the biggest concerns for customers wanting to store wooden furniture in storage units is mold. A necessary precaution to take is to cover everything up, with blankets if you can, or tightly wrap plastic wraps against the furniture, since loose plastic could cause a buildup of moisture and condensation. Another good idea is to cover the floor of the storage unit with a sheet of thick plastic. The plastic layer on the floor helps prevent damage if furniture were to scrape the floor and prevents moisture from the ground from moving up to the furniture.
- Leave some space
When storing your furniture in a climate controlled storage unit, make sure to leave some space in between. This prevents furniture from accidentally bumping into each other, and allows air to move between furniture, which prevents a build up of moisture in one part or section of the storage unit.
Now that you know more about the best techniques for storing furniture, it’s time to consider storage unit options. At Amy’s Attic Self Storage, we offer safe and convenient storage, with climate control, surveillance cameras, and 24-hour access through our keypad entry gates. Below is a map of our Central Texas Storage Locations. Please note that many of our locations offer a free truck to new customers to assist with move-in.
We also have experience with several local moving companies in Temple, Killeen, Salado, and Copperas Cove. Feel free to contact us to get our moving company recommendations or additional tips on how to make your move as stress-free as possible.
In an effort to make your self-storage experience as convenient as possible, our storage facilities offer DampRid (which is a high capacity moisture absorber) on-site as an optional product / service. All-natural DampRid attracts and traps excess moisture to eliminate musty odors. DampRid is the perfect product to control moisture and musty odors in storage units for extended periods of time. Amy’s Attic Self Storage customers who use DampRid benefit from cleaner, fresher, and overall drier air in their storage units.
Also, many customers have questions about how large of a storage unit they might need if they have several pieces of furniture to store. Please contact us at 855-426-9728 with any questions about sizing and what will fit. As a general rule, a 10 x 30 storage unit (300 sq. ft.) or a 10 x 25 storage space (250 sq. ft) is a good size unit for furnishings of a three or four bedroom house with appliances, patio furniture and multiple boxes. We have 10 x 30 or 10 x 25 units in several Texas storage locations. Please call to confirm or verify availability as our inventory can change quickly depending on demand and season of year.