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When you’re faced with moving and storage of your belongings, you want to do everything you can to ensure your property is safe and secure. When it comes to larger storage items in particular, such as furniture, there are several things to take into account to make sure your things don’t get damaged. Homestead Storage in Greeley is a trusted storage solution in northern Colorado, and we’d love to help you with your storage needs! Contact us to discuss your individual situation and we’ll review unit prices and sizes right for you. Today, we’ll take a look at some things to keep in mind when preparing to put your furniture items into storage.

Type of Furniture

Are you looking to store a leather recliner or wooden table? Perhaps you’re looking to store a fabric sectional with several matching pillows. The material that your furniture is made from can make a big difference in how you prepare it for storage and how you decide to store it. For example, upholstered furniture is especially susceptible to absorbing odors, dirt, and moisture and may benefit from being wrapped in plastic. Leather furniture may require a leather treatment prior to going into storage and can benefit from consistent temperatures and humidity in a climate-controlled storage environment. Considering the type of furniture you have is a good first step in the moving and storage process for it.

Size of Furniture

It might seem like a no-brainer, but the size of your furniture will directly impact your ability to store it properly and prevent it from being damaged in the storage process. If you have large, bulky pieces of furniture, you’re likely to require a larger storage unit than you would if you had smaller pieces of furniture. For example, if you have a large sectional to store in addition to your other personal belongings, you’ll need to carefully consider the measurements of the sectional to ensure you get a unit large enough for everything. Additionally, many pieces of furniture can be damaged if other items are stacked on top of them. When it comes to proper moving and storage of your furniture, considering the size of your pieces will ensure it remains in beautiful condition while stored.

Duration of Storage

This is a very important point to ponder when faced with moving and storage, especially if you opt for a storage unit that is not a climate-controlled unit. The amount of time someone may need storage can vary greatly depending on each unique situation, and sometimes this is an unknown factor. Our beautiful state of Colorado can experience temperature swings of more than 100 degrees between winter and summer and this can be damaging to your furniture. If you require long-term storage, or if you aren’t sure how long you will need to store your furniture for, it may be wise to consider a temperature-controlled unit to ensure consistent storage conditions for your furniture. Knowing the anticipated length of time your items will be in storage can go a long way in storing it properly in order to protect it from weather extremes and other storage hazards.

When you’re looking for a reliable self-storage solution in Greeley and the surrounding area, give Homestead Storage a call! We have many different sizes and types of storage units that are sure to fit your need. We also offer military discounts! We look forward to hearing from you!