Storing furniture in Self Storage facilities is very common. When it comes to Self Storage some of us forget just how heavy furniture can be and how much room and takes up until it comes time to move!
Using our Self Storage spaces can cut down how often you end up moving lounges mattresses, desks or cupboards: we provide peace of mind for your furniture and home storage.
It’s wise to put a sheet of plastic down on the floor of the Self Storage unit to protect against concrete dust or marks. Stand lounge suites and mattresses on their ends to maximise space. If you are storing mattresses for a long time, ask the manager about mattress protectors.
Don’t make boxes to heavy; you will get no thanks from the removalist or your chiropractor! Boxes become weak with age like the rest of us, so don’t over packed them!
If you want to store a table that you cannot pull apart, consider putting a moving blanket on the floor in place a table on its top. Place the chairs on top of the table. A simple way to prevent draws from sliding out of cupboards is to use glad wrap. Wrapping around the shelves. Remember to empty the contents of shelves they get too heavy.
On timber furniture it’s common to give them a polish before storing. Do this at least two weeks prior so that the polish has a chance to dry otherwise you may promote mould. Consider an antibacterial spray for soft furnishings, it can help make sure that no nasty start growing.
Use untreated paper to wrap glasses and crockery. Don’t use newspaper as you will contaminate food containers with Ink.
Unless you have one of those plastic sealing systems that suck all of the air out of plastic, be careful sealing plastic bags as you will trap moisture and again promote mould.
Use a couple of layers of cardboard to protect and insulate TV’s.
If you plan to move back into your house in a staged process, put the items you will need first, closest to the door: that will make it easier and faster for you to recover your stored goods.
Don’t forget to make a list of what you stored; and if it is worth storing it is worth insuring. Ask our manager for details.
Moving is fun!