How to safely store your furniture

Here at Allied Pickfords, we offer a range of long and short-term storage solutions to suit all needs. Putting furniture into storage is a great way of holding onto items which you cannot bear to part with, while also preserving space in your home.

When putting your belongings into storage it is important that you make sure that they are properly packed and prepared prior to ensure that their quality is preserved.

With our tips, you can ensure that your furniture remains in good condition during its time in storage.

Cleaning your furniture for storage

When putting your furniture into storage for long periods of time, it is important to ensure that the items are clean of dust and dirt and especially any residual moisture. It is important that you clean each item in accordance with its needs.

Take the time to research the correct cleaning techniques for your furniture, keeping in mind that any residual moisture left on wooden furniture may cause damage in the long term. For antique furniture it is best to contact your local antiques store to get their advice.

Disassemble your furniture

If your furniture can be taken apart then be sure to disassemble it in preparation for storage. This will help to ensure that it does not get damaged in the transport process. It is also a good way of making extra space in your storage unit, allowing you to store more furniture. Keep any screws or bolts in a ziplock bag that is clearly labelled so that it can be easily reassembled when you take it out of storage.

Protecting your furniture

When putting your belongings into storage for long periods of time, it is important that the correct packing materials are utilised. Where possible, it is advised that you avoid using plastic materials to protect your furniture. Plastic does not allow for furniture to breathe and can suffocate your belongings as it does not allow for any moisture to escape. When wrapping furniture be sure to use soft fabrics and quilts as they will help to prevent scratching and dirt whilst in storage and allowing for your furniture and belongings to breathe.

Allied Pickfords are able to provide you with the highest grade of packing materials that are designed especially for long-term storage. Our experienced staff will be able to choose the right packing materials to suit the furniture that you are putting into storage.

When packing electrical items such as televisions and laptops, they are safest when they are in their original packaging. You should also mark them along with items which have glass such as mirrors with a large X to indicate that they are fragile and should be handled with extra care.

Security of your belongings in storage

When you choose to store your belongings with Allied Pickfords you can be assured that your belongings are in a safe and secure environment throughout their time in storage. Our storage facilities are equipped with video surveillance and do not allow public access – so your belongings are kept safe. If you would like some extra peace of mind, then we also offer storage insurance.

Moving and putting furniture into storage can be a long and arduous task. If you take all the right steps to ensure that your belongings are safe, then you can have peace of mind knowing that your belongings are safe in the hands of the Allied Pickfords team.