Visit the Unit Ahead of TimeWhen planning to store your furniture within a storage unit provided by a local provider, ensure that you visit the unit ahead of time. This process will allow you to check the space and make sure there’s enough room for all of your furniture. It will also allow you to speak with the storage company and find out more about their working process. What kind of steps do they take to keep the building environment under control? What should you do to protect your furniture? These are questions to consider when visiting the unit and speaking with a member of the storage company’s team. Obviously, you want to be reasonably sure that your furniture will safe and secure while it is in storage – some effort on your part before you move in is the best way to get an understanding of the quality of service and value being offered by the storage facility, and the things that you should do to protect your furniture.
Protect Rugs, Carpets, and Cloth Covered FurnitureTo avoid any damage to carpets and other fabric items, put them in a protective sealed box or bag. This will protect these kinds of items from moths or other problem insects and pests.
Make Climate Control a Leading ConsiderationClimate control should be the leading consideration when you’re considering how to protect your furniture while in storage. Relatively consistent temperature and humidity control will help protect your furniture. Too much humidity can cause damage to furniture. Similarly, major temperature changes experienced during storage can cause wood furniture to contract and expand, and can impact the look and strength of the piece.
Take the Extra Time to Disassemble FurnitureIf you have limited storage space within your unit, try to disassemble your furniture before you place it into the storage unit (assuming disassembly is possible). Trying to fit in a large chair or couch can often lead to scratching the material or otherwise damaging it.
Raise the FurnitureWhen placing furniture in a storage unit, take care to ensure that it is raised from the floor. This will help to keep furniture dry (from condensation on concrete, or from water from any source).
Keep the Furniture CoveredWithin the storage unit, keep the furniture covered to protect it from dust, or even humidity and condensation. Using a cloth cover (which is preferable to a plastic cover) and tying it over the furniture is the best way to protect the piece against scratches and accidental damage.
Tips for Choosing a Storage Services ProviderWhen selecting a local provider of storage services, consider the following:
- Their experience
- The security measures
- Site cleanliness
- The storage cost
- The size of the facility
Turn to Abacus Self Storage for Storage Services and Value Working with the trusted team at Abacus Self Storage, you can find your ideal furniture storage options. We have been serving the needs of storage service users in Richmond Hill, Thornhill, Nort York, and the surrounding area for over 20 years and have had hundreds if not thousands of satisfied and happy customers, who have enjoyed a full range of storage services from Abacus. We understand the challenges and needs that you have in satisfying your self-storage requirements, and we want the opportunity to meet your needs to your utmost satisfaction. To learn more about our company and our service options, please contact us today.