How to protect furniture in storage

Maintaining furniture will be much easier if you’ll always keep them clean, and in a well-tended state. If you have enough furniture in your home and are planning to keep the ones not entirely used today and store them for future use, or for those who are running a furniture business, then you need to follow some steps on how to take care of these furniture even if they are kept in storage.

First, you must have a thorough inspection on the area where you’re planning to keep all the furniture. Observe properly if there leaks on where water can enter to avoid damaging of your items. Make sure that the area is clean and dust free, and if there may be some problems, make sure to do any required repairs and cleaning before you store your furniture in it. Line the floor with extra coverings, like thick plastic sheets to give further protection from dust, molds, and other scratchings.

If there are pieces of furniture that can be disassembled, take them apart before keeping them in storage so you will be able to save a lot of space for other furniture. If there may be screws, nuts, and other small parts, place them in small plastic containers which can be sealed, and keep them taped to the furniture so it will be much easier to find them when the time comes that you need to bring them out.

If you have antiques and other pieces that needs extra care, keep them waxed and cleaned. Encase them in soft padding to avoid breaking and bumping its edges to other furniture. Take extra care when unloading them from your vehicle and moving them around your storage area. When it comes to storing cupboards and drawers, make sure to keep the much smaller pieces into the empty spaces. Wrap them up with a bubble wrap and tape them, and avoid stacking them up altogether on top of each other as this may cause the furniture to fall and increase the possibility of damage and breakage.

Electronic items like TV, radio, refrigerator, etc. should be kept in their respective boxes. Other breakable items like glasses and mirrors should be wrapped thoroughly with bubble wraps or old newspapers to avoid breakage when being transported, and they should be placed in a box marked with “fragile” to point out that the items need extra handling and care.

If you can afford it, try buying an alarm system for your storage if you have really important pieces that need extra care. When packing pieces of furniture for storage, make sure to put the much bigger and heavier pieces at the back, and the smaller ones on the front. Ensure that everything is protected and stored properly before closing and locking your storage room.