Published on Saturday, 02 January 2010
Looking for a place where you may store furniture that is currently not in use? Well, the answer is self storage. The facility can provide a room for your unused office or home stuff. But in order to retain your furniture's appearance, you need to store the pieces properly before sending them off to self storage. What you need are tips in organising and packing your furniture. Begin By Organising You should organise not only your furniture but the materials you will use to pack it. Get some packing materials including bubble wraps and boxes. You may order one from the storage facility provider. Some materials are also available from your nearest hardware stores. Choose a Storage Facility Check if the provider offers climate-controlled areas for storing your furniture. There are cases when too much moisture may damage your furniture. It is important that the room is not too cold or too hot. Before you even sign a contract with the company, you must visit the storage facility first. Pack Your Furniture You may always get help from the facility provider but you might as well do things on your own. Beds, tables and chairs should be disassembled as much as possible. Make sure that the materials are clean before they get into the storage box. Some of your furniture may need coatings as well. Place screws, bolts and nuts inside a special storage box. Remember to check on the self storage facility once in a while. Your storage unit should be secured with a lock that only you can have access to.