There are a number of reasons why you may need to keep your furniture in long-term storage in a Chilliwack mini storage facility. Whether you are moving, downsizing, or simply need to clear up some space, a self-storage unit can keep your furniture safe until you need to access it again.
You should take a few precautions in order to make sure that your furniture is well-preserved while in mini storage. Here are the 5 strategies that we’ve seen work best for the storage units at Chilliwack’s Access-Mini Storage:
Step 1. Give all of your furniture a proper cleaning
It might seem counterintuitive, but it’s a great idea to give your furniture a thorough clean before putting it in mini storage in Chilliwack. Dirt, bacteria, mold, and mildew can all cause damage to your furniture if left to accumulate while in storage. Prepare your furniture by dusting it off, wiping it down with the appropriate cleaner, and letting it dry in a well-ventilated space.
Step 2. Disassemble large pieces
Transporting and storing your larger pieces of furniture in Chilliwack mini storage is going to be much easier if you disassemble them first. Take drawers out of dressers and tables, remove legs from tables and sofa, and disassemble bed frames. Stay organized by grouping your items together and making sure to set aside all nuts, bolts, and any other small pieces which you needed to remove.
Step 3. Use the right packaging materials
When you’re done preparing the furniture itself, it’s time to protect it with packaging materials which will keep it safe and in good condition. Bubble wrap is a good choice for breakable items such as lamps and mirrors, but plastic packaging materials should not be used for wood and fabrics as they can encourage condensation and mold growth. Using blankets, sheets, and other breathable covers will protect your items and allow air to circulate.
Step 4. Use storage space wisely
Don’t fall into the temptation to stack all of your items haphazardly on top of one another without giving organization much thought. You should aim to leave some space between pieces of furniture, both to allow for accessibility should you need something, and to allow air flow around them. Leaving enough space will also help ensure that you won’t damage anything when it comes time to remove it.
Step 5. Choose the right mini storage unit in Chilliwack
While some belongings can do fine in unheated storage, furniture (especially furniture containing wood or fabric) is best kept in a heated Chilliwack mini storage unit. Many people also often make the mistake of choosing a self-storage unit which is too small to comfortably house all of their items. At Access Mini-Storage our units range from 3×5′ to 15×25′, ensuring that you can find the right size for your needs.
You can contact Access Mini-Storage if you have any more questions about how to prepare furniture for long-term storage. Or, if you’re good to go, you can make a reservation for a storage unit in Chilliwack today.