Furniture is the key component of any interior design scheme within your home, but by the same token, also necessarily takes up a great deal of space. If you are seeking to open up the floorplan of your house, or simply need a place to store your furniture while you remodel your existing new home or move to a new one, you may want to consider moving excess pieces of furniture into a storage unit. Keep in mind that you need to make sure that you properly prepare your furniture for storage to protect it against damage while it is sitting idle.


The first thing that you should do for all pieces of furniture before you move them into a storage unit is to clean them as deeply as possible. This will remove dust and other contaminants which can cause damage to the surface of your furniture and allow stains to set in, or even cause structural degradation of certain materials. Keep in mind that you should always use cleaning supplies that are specialized for use on a specific material, like leather polish on leather upholstery and wood polish on wooden tables and chairs.


The next thing that you should do before you move your furniture into a storage unit is to take apart as much of each piece as you can. This means removing table and chair legs, taking drawers and mirrors off of dressers, and so on. By doing so, you can break down individual pieces into smaller, more manageable segments that require less effort to move and can more easily be arranged within a storage unit to make the most out of your available space.

Proper Wrapping

Finally, the last thing that you should do to prepare your furniture before you move it into a storage unit is to wrap each individual piece to provide a layer of defense over its surface. This can prevent dust and other airborne contaminants from settling onto the surface of your furniture, and can also prevent moisture and sunlight damage from altering the appearance or damaging the materials of your furniture. However, make sure that you use the right covering: plastic tarps and other wrappings that are unbreathable can actually trap humidity against the surface of your furniture and make staining and even mold growth more likely. Instead, make use of moving blankets, available at most moving and storage supply stores, or a similar breathable and thick fabric, to protect your furniture.

Contact a company like Stadium Storage for more information and assistance.