One of the most practical and easiest ways in maintaining the form, finish and condition of your furniture is storing it in self-storage facilities. This is an excellent and secure way in storing your furniture while you are not using it or if you are moving into another location. Cheap self storage is readily available in Sydney with the help of Sydney Cheap Storage. But first, let us give you the basics for preparing and storing your furniture during their stay in storage facilities.
Choosing the Right Storage Facility
There are various considerations that you might want to take into account if you are looking for a storage facility. Of course, on top of that list is the price and second, how secure will your possessions be.
Besides that, you should also choose a storage facility that is well ventilated or climate-controlled. Next is their location and operation hour. At Sydney Cheap Storage, our hours are very flexible; just give us call any time and we’ll be there to help you out with your concern.
If you have the time, visit the storage facility that you are eyeing and inspect it before signing the contract. You should take a look if it has wide doors, secure walls between lockers and there are no signs of water damage.
Remember, when it comes to furniture storage, moisture is its number 1 cause of damage. When you have already signed the contract, have plenty of thick plastic sheets on hand—these will be used as a vapor barrier in your unit.
Lastly, you must also call your insurance company and ask if they have a protection policy for your possessions; bear in mind that most insurance companies offer very little or no compensation at all in case your furniture gets damaged.
Proper Furniture Preparation
Proper way of packing your furniture is the secret in maintaining its look even after you have took it out of the storage box.
For beds, wooden tables and big furniture, disassembling them properly prevents bruises and damage. Clean it with gentle soap and water solution; after which, you should apply a coat of wax to protect the finish. Keep all nuts, screws and bolts in a transparent plastic bag affixed to the bed frame. You can also use thick quilts to keep your headboards and tabletops dent and scratch free.
Fabric sofas, chairs and mattresses should also be washed before packing to prevent mold and mildew growth during storage. You should also wipe it surface with anti bacterial cleanser and warm water solution and allow it to air dry. Leather and delicate fabric should be consulted to a professional.
Storage Maintenance and Security
At Sydney Cheap Storage, the safety of your possessions is our utmost priority that why, all our facilities are self-contained, fully locked and alarm-monitored. It is also advisable that you choose a storage facility in Sydney that is driving distance from your home should you want to inspect the contents sporadically. You should also make an inventory of your possessions and should there be missing or damage, report it to the storage facility and insurance company.