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.
Due to the city locations of many Self Storage facilities, it is not always possible to get a drive up to space, you may get an inside or on the ground floor space allocated to you. Sometimes you may have to take your goods on a trolley to your space. One advantage of this is that if you store your furniture in a warehouse style Self Storage facility your goods can be more secure and more often than not you can unload even if it is raining. Your removalist will thank you and you avoid getting soft furnishings wet.
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. Wtand 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.
Our office has bulk bubblewrap and plenty of packaging to help with this process. 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.
LCD TV’s in very cold units can crack if the temperature gets to cold. Use a couple of layers of cardboard to protect and insulate the screen.
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!