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Last update: 04.18.2019
Are you downsizing to a smaller residence, but don’t want to part with the furniture that won’t fit in your new place? Or maybe you’re renovating a room or two in your home and you need somewhere to keep all of their contents during the process.
Whatever your reasons or situation, if you’re in need of space to store your furniture, Boxie24 can help. From sofas and recliners to entire bedroom sets and more, our climate-controlled storage units are available in a variety of sizes to meet your needs.
Are you holding on to antique family heirlooms that don’t fit your modern décor? Do you have cribs and baby furniture you are waiting to pass down to your children? You’re not alone. Lots of homeowners have furniture cluttering up their space. Furniture storage can help you reclaim yours. If you are choosing to store your furniture though, make sure you follow the proper steps for preservation.
If you want to be sure your furniture is in the same condition when you retrieve it from storage as it was when you put it in, you may want to rent a climate-controlled storage unit. This should most certainly be considered if your furniture will be stored for a lengthy period of time.
A climate-controlled unit is the best way to ensure your furniture stays safe from moisture and changing temperatures.
Leather, for instance, is susceptible to cracking and peeling in extreme heat or dryness. Excessive humidity and dampness can contribute to mold and pest infestation.
Wood that's stored in unstable temperature conditions can crack, swell or shrink, causing glued joints to loosen.
Never ever put dirty items inside your storage unit. Doing so will raise your chances of mold and item deterioration.
Begin by wiping down your pieces with a fresh cloth. Then, for plastic furniture, use a mild soap and water. For wooden pieces (especially antiques), use a wood cleaner to protect the existing finish on the wood. Or you can apply paste furniture wax to the wood with a soft cotton cloth.
Be sure to also clean fabric items like couches or seat cushions with fabric or upholstery cleaner. Check that everything is completely dry before you start packing it up. Patches of trapped moisture can damage your item over time, and create marks of discoloration.
Polish any metal with a polishing cloth and metal cleaner. This step will help remove any existing oxidation and delay the build-up of tarnish.
Take any larger furniture pieces apart before moving them. Remove legs from tables and sofas, take out drawers from dressers and cushions from couches, and remove planks from bedframes. Pack and label everything to stay organized. Put all screws, bolts, allen wrenches, and other small items in a labeled baggie, and attach the baggie to the furniture it belongs to.
This extra step will make your storage unit easier to pack and it will also reduce the likelihood of anything breaking or getting damaged.
Never put furniture into a storage unit uncovered. Use old sheets, blankets, drop cloths or plastic wrap to cover the pieces and protect them from dust and moisture. Wrap furniture so that it can breathe by loosely draping the material over the furniture.
One thing you’ll want to avoid is shrink wrapping your furniture. Shrink wrap can trap moisture and even melt in the heat, sticking to and ruining the surface of your furniture. Plastic shrink wrap should not be used on wood or leather in any circumstances. The slightest bit of condensation can cause damage to leather or finished wood surfaces. Even during a brief move, wood and leather furniture should be wrapped in moving blankets or packing paper instead of plastic shrink wrap or bubble wrap.
Glass items – like tabletops and mirrors – require extra careful packing. Wrap all glass with packing paper. Then, cover the glass in bubble wrap or put the entire item into its own box.
Make sure your storage unit is large enough that you can leave space in between items. This allows air to flow freely between the furniture, helping to protect items from damage. It also makes it easier to remove items when you need to retrieve them. Be sure to leave all furniture at least 4-6 inches away from the walls of the storage unit, preventing contact with any condensation that runs down the wall of your storage unit.
Store items like couches in their proper position whenever possible to prevent structural damage. Do not rest them on their sides to save space. Also, never place any items on top of your couch during storage. And keep items like paint or chemicals – which could damage the couch on contact – away.
Add a layer of protection against flooding by storing furniture on anything other than the floor. Even if there is no flooding, moisture tends to leach from concrete, and can cause wood to swell or rot. Pallets, cinder blocks, or even a layer of cardboard or a drop cloth is recommended.
It is a major no-no to leave anything perishable in your storage facility. This goes for cardboard boxes you may have collected from a supermarket. Remember, those boxes may have pest eggs inside them. The last thing you want is bugs or critters in your storage space.
Renting furniture storage with Boxie24 is easy. Just follow these steps!
Boxie24 is a full-service storage facility. When you rent furniture storage space with us, you get:
Flexible contracts: No long-term commitments. You can cancel at any time, for any reason. Rent furniture storage space for as long as you need it.
Affordability: On average, renting furniture storage with Boxie24 is up to 20 percent cheaper than renting with other storage providers. Because we offer benefits not found with traditional self-storage, you often get much more for your money when you choose us.
Climate-controlled units: No matter what the temperatures and humidity levels are outside, our units are climate-controlled to ensure your furniture, antiques and family heirlooms aren’t damaged in any way.
Free pickup and delivery: There’s no need to strain your back lifting heavy furniture. We’ll come right to your home, load your furniture, and transport it to our facility. When you need it back, just let us know when and where and we’ll deliver it to you.
Moving box rental: Planning to store some smaller items along with your furniture? No problem! We offer moving box rental. Designed for both moving and storage, these moving boxes are stronger and more durable than traditional cardboard boxes, and they’re reusable, which makes them eco-friendly.
24/7 camera surveillance: Rest assured that your furniture is safe and secure when stored with us. Our facility is well-lit and monitored around the clock with camera surveillance. Restricted public access makes it extra-secure.
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