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One of the most common items to keep in a self-storage unit is furniture. Perhaps you have old furniture that you inherited from a relative that you can’t bear to part with, or maybe you are planning to sell some of your furniture but you need a place to keep it until the sale. Whatever the case may be, it’s important to ensure that you’re always storing your furniture correctly to keep it in the best condition.

At Homestead Storage in Greeley, we’re proud to offer self-storage units in a variety of sizes, as well as climate-controlled units for your more temperature-sensitive items. Our mission is to help you find the best unit for your needs, whether you only need it for a month or you plan on leasing for the long-haul. Learn more about what we have to offer by exploring our website, and reach out to our team to get started! In the meantime, continue reading for a few tips on how to properly store your furniture.

Clean Everything

First and foremost, it’s vital that you make sure everything is clean before you put it into storage. Even if it seems as though your belongings are pretty clean, it can’t hurt to be extra thorough. By cleaning all of your furniture before you put it in storage, you can ensure that offensive odors won’t travel to neighboring units, as well as greatly reduce the chance that mold will start to grow on your items. Additionally, taking the time to clean everything beforehand can also reduce the amount of dust that will collect on your items, making them easier to clean once you take them back out of storage.

Take Furniture Apart

Depending on the size of your unit, you may be able to fit a few pieces of furniture inside without having to take them apart. However, if you plan on storing multiple pieces of furniture, you may find that it’s much more cost-effective to take some of them apart instead of trying to fit them in a unit put together.

Furniture such as desks, tables, bookshelves, and more can easily be taken apart and stored against a wall. That being said, if you plan on taking them apart, we recommend taking a picture of the complete item, as well as any areas where you may foresee complications when you try to put it back together. Having photos will give you something to compare once you remove the items from your self-storage unit.

Wrap or Use Covers

Even if you thoroughly clean your items before placing them into storage, there’s no guarantee that they will be fully protected, which is why we recommend wrapping or covering your furniture, especially if you aren’t leasing a climate-controlled unit.

Start by placing a plastic sheet down on the floor to prevent moisture from seeping into your furniture. From there, use old drop cloths, sheets, blankets, or any other type of covering and place them over your furniture to protect it from dust. Not only will this help protect your furniture from damage such as dust, mold, or moisture, but it will also help keep your furniture in the best condition possible.

Visit Homestead Storage

If you live in Greeley and you’re looking for the perfect place to store all of your furniture, look no further than Homestead Storage. We offer self-storage units in multiple sizes to meet your needs, as well as climate-controlled units for sensitive items such as furniture. To learn more and get started, give us a call and lease your unit today!