When you purchase a piece of quality made furniture it is truly an investment that can last years if you take proper care of it. If there is a time that comes where you have to store your furniture in an attic or storage facility, it is important to make sure that you do everything you can to store it properly. After all you want to have the assurance that when it is time to take the furniture out of storage it is going to be in the same condition it was when you first packed it up and put it away.When it comes to storing furniture, preparing and packing it is the first part to making sure it maintains the finish, beauty, and style so that you can once again enjoy it when it’s unpacked. Selecting a storage facility that will match your needs is a good place to start. There are a number of different storage facilities out there, and in order to pick one that will help you in properly storing your furniture, you should consider a couple of factors. First and foremost, finding a storage facility that has climate control is essential in making sure your furniture will last. Extreme heat and extreme cold can cause damage to wood and could lead to you having to restore a leather couch or wooden dining room table.
Once you have found the right storage facility–one that has wide doors and secure entry–it is important to make sure that your furniture is packaged properly. Before packaging make sure that you have a number of thick plastic sheets available as well as padded sheets or moving pads. It is always a good idea to clean and wipe down furniture before wrapping it up and securing it. When it comes to wrapping up furniture, be sure to take apart any furniture that can be easily disassembled and reassembled, such as beds and tables. Take the time to protect with bubble wrap or a quilt any corners and sharp edges that could be damaged and then wrap the entire piece of furniture in plastic sheeting. This will help to keep the moisture out of the furniture as well as help to keep the dust away.
Once the furniture is individually wrapped up it is also important to factor in the moisture that can seep into the storage space through the concrete flooring. In order to combat this it is a good idea to place plastic sheeting over the floor before moving in the furniture. Move the furniture carefully into the space making sure to not pile anything too high, or put heavy pieces on top of lighter furniture. Mirrors and any glass type tables should have extra padding on them, and in many cases putting an X out of masking tape across the middle will help prevent them from shattering.
If you are unsure that you are going to be able to package them the right way, think about contacting couch movers in NYC to help you package and move them into the storage facility.