Tips to Storing Your Belongings in Facilities without Climate Control
For some homeowners engaging in furniture removals, you may find you need to put your items into temporary storage as you relocate. The reasons for this may vary from moving to a smaller home that may not have sufficient space to moving long distance and trying to reduce your cargo. No matter the reason, you would have to ensure that your belongings are well protected when they are going into a storage facility. It should be noted that one of the ideal options you could consider when opting for long-term storage would be a climate-controlled facility. Nevertheless, not everyone may be able to afford the fees associated with this type of storage. If you will be storing your belongings in a facility without climate control, here are some handy tips you could use to ensure they stay in pristine condition.
Tips for wooden furniture
The first thing to consider when it comes to your wooden furniture items is disassembling them before they go into storage. Items such as headboards. Table legs, footboards and more should be stored separately and clearly labelled. The screws and bolts used to connect these pieces should also be stored in individual baggies and labelled so as to prevent any confusion. By disassembling the furniture, you not only make it easy to transport them but also to prevent the risk of them acquiring damage when they are in transit.
Another thing to consider when it comes to your wooden pieces is ensuring they are thoroughly cleaned and waxed before they go into storage. The wax will create a barrier against any moisture that may be present in the facility's air. Lastly, cover all wooden items with cloth once they are in storage to prevent the accumulation of dust on their surfaces.
Tips for upholstery
Upholstery tends to be quite susceptible to mould, silverfish and a range of other infestations when put into long-term storage. Without the appropriate measures in place, you may find your furniture has acquired severe staining while it was away. The fabric may also have started disintegrating.
Before storing your upholstered items, ensure they have been thoroughly cleaned with an antibacterial cleanser. Once the cleaning is done, let the upholstered items dry completely to ensure they will not be going into storage with any moist spots. Lastly, cover the upholstered items with cling film to ensure they are protected from dust or from becoming musty.