How To Prep Your Furniture For Storage In A Unit

It's imperative that you properly store your furniture after you decide to keep it in your storage unit. Do not fret, however. There are some definite steps you can take to ensure that your furniture is properly stored. Throughout the course of this brief article, you will learn about a few of the steps to prep your furniture for storage.


Make sure all of your furniture is clean before you store it. If you store dirty furniture then you might be inviting insects and other pests into your home. This is a simple task. Simply take a dry cloth and wipe your furniture up and down. It does not matter if your furniture is largely constructed from wood, metal, or cloth, but a dry cloth wipe down is imperative. If there are any cloth portions that can be washed, do so, but also make sure that your furniture is dry. Moisture can be a huge problem, especially in storage. Not only can moisture create the perfect conditions for mold growth, but it can also serve to attract various insects and rodents.


If you have furniture that can be disassembled, do so before taking it to the storage unit. Almost all pieces of furniture have at least some part that can be disassembled. Tables, couches, and beds can usually be disassembled, which will not only make storing the pieces easier, it can also be much easier when it comes to transporting the furniture. Make sure that you keep track of the disassembled pieces and do not mix them up or lose them, as this can pose a significant challenge to you when you reassemble the pieces of furniture in the future.

Cover and Protecting

It is important to cover your furniture, as this can help protect it from scratches and dings, and also keep out unwanted pests. Generally speaking, you should never cover your furniture with a plastic cover, due to the fact that the plastic can damage many portions of furniture, no matter its construct. The plastic can hold in moisture that can damage different materials. This is especially the case with wood. It can cause wooden furniture to weaken and break much more easily.

This brief guide should have given you some idea of how to prep your furniture before storing it in a unit. For more information, contact a profession from a company like Glenbrook Self Storage.