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Furniture Storing Tips For Long-Term Storage

Posted on Aug 10, 2021

Using linseed oil on your wood furniture will help to protect your heirloom keepsakes.

You may be surprised to know that your furniture should be prepared before moving into a storage unit. Prepping will help to protect your furniture from mold, rust, or oxidation, whether you have an antique heirloom piece or are storing your tools while you move to another location. Let’s take a look at how you can prepare your furniture for long-term storage.


Clean Your Furniture

By cleaning your furniture, tools, and mattresses, you will prevent odours from traveling into neighbouring public storage units. The other benefit is, clean furniture will be less likely to attract mold and dust - increasing the lifespan of your furniture.


Follow these cleaning tips:


Disassemble Large Furniture

When it comes to large kitchen tables, specialty items like pool tables, or bed frames, you will want to disassemble these pieces to help save space in your self-storage unit. Another bonus is that you will be able to store them safely while avoiding damage to the surfaces. 


Here are some great packing tips:


Avoid Humidity

Moisture can rapidly degrade furniture and stored items in a storage unit. You can elevate your furniture to keep it off the ground or find a storage facility that has climate-controlled units. Having this extra protection will help to lengthen the life of your furniture. High humidity in your storage unit can cause warping, mold, or split leather and wood furniture. 


Here are some ways to help prevent moisture from your personal storage unit.


Learn more about How To Protect And Store Clothing


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