If you are planning on storing furniture for a period of time, you want to be sure it remains safe and secure. Here are some ways to make sure you can safely store away furniture in our storage units in Norwich, Suffolk and Essex.
1. Choose a Storage Unit
While storing furniture at home can work in the short term, over time you will need to look at better options. No one wants a spare room or garage packed full of furniture, after all. Our self-storage units in Norwich, Colchester and Ipswich, offer full security, are clean, and accessible at any time of the day.
2. Find a Location
You should use the services of a storage location that is relatively close by and easy to reach. Do an online search for storage locations near you. Check to see what services and facilities they offer based on your storage needs.
3. Pick a Size
Our storage units come in a range of sizes to accommodate your storage needs. To avoid having to cram too much into a unit with limited space, calculate the amount of space you think you will need or ask our staff for advice.
4. Arrange Transport
It is unlikely you will be able to fit all of your furniture in your car. So, hiring a van will help you move your furniture more easily. Here at Easy Store 24/7, we work in partnership with removal companies within the area to help you move furniture more easily.
5. Clean Your Furniture
If you want to make sure your furniture remains in good condition for a long time you should always clean your items before storage. This will help keep your furniture free of damp, mould or debris that could cause long term damage. Check for any infestations before storage as well.
6. Prepare Your Furniture
If possible, it is a good idea to take apart any furniture so that you can transport and store away more easily. Keep any screws in small bags attached to the relevant furniture part for easy reassembling later. You can also consider storing small items inside desk drawers to save space.
7. Cover the Floor
Keeping any parts on the floor can cause long term damage to your furniture. So, it is a good idea to use some sort of protective layer that will keep furniture parts off the ground. This can be in the form of a tarp, pallets, or some other flat object.
8. Protect Your Furniture
In order to protect your furniture parts you should wrap them in a protective covering. Bubble wrap will protect any fragile items, while dust sheets or even old sheets or bed covers will keep larger items free from dust. Avoid plastic coverings as these can trap moisture.
9. Store Furniture Efficiently
In order to maximise space usage you should try and store furniture as efficiently as possible. Store mattresses and sofas vertically at the edges of the unit. Paintings and mirrors should also be kept vertical for safety. If you are likely to need any items before others, store them closer to the entrance for easy access.
Choose Easy Store
Our self-storage units in Ipswich, Norwich and Colchester are perfect for safely storing away furniture and other items for as long as you need. To find out more about self storage, please get in touch with us today.