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How to Wrap Furniture for Storage

How should I wrap my furniture before storing it in a self-storage facility? Is bubble wrap safe enough, or should I get something else? What other options are there besides wrapping?

There are several ways to store your belongings safely and securely at a self-storage facility.

Our MySpace Self Storage facilities offer several storage units, ranging from garage storage to climate-controlled storage units in various sizes.

There are several ways to store furniture safely and securely at a storage facility. Read on for some factors that help keep your furniture safe and protected in storage.

Thoroughly Clean the Furniture

The best way to protect your furniture is by never putting dirty items inside your storage unit.

Use a mixture of mild soap and water with wooden or plastic furniture to wipe away any minor dust or dirt. For wooden pieces, use a wood cleaner to protect the existing finish on the wood.

Be sure to clean the fabric items with a vacuum and fabric cleaner. Check that everything is completely dry before packing it up.

Disassemble Everything

Disassemble as much furniture as possible, such as desks, bookshelves, tables, chairs, etc., before attempting to move it. This reduces the chances of scratches or cracks that could form while moving.

This additional step will make your vehicle and your self-storage unit a breeze to organize.

Ensure that you have the screws, bolts, Allen wrenches, and other items in labeled bags to be stored with the furniture piece it belongs to.

Plastic Wrap

If you are unsure how to wrap furniture for storage, consider a plastic shrink wrap that will protect your furniture for short-term storage. 

Shrink wrapping is a plastic material that conforms to your furniture and creates a protective layer around the object. This will help to prevent dust and anything from staining the furniture.

For long-term storage, avoid putting plastic wrap on fabric or wood components. Be sure not to wrap furniture with thick plastic covers because this can eventually cause condensation and the furniture to swell. It is common for wood furniture to be oiled or polished to preserve its natural beauty. Mold and stains may form on the fabric due to the moisture trapped in the plastic wrap. 

If you are not in a climate-controlled space, lay down a thick plastic sheeting on the floor to prevent moisture from the floor from seeping into your furniture.

Fabric Dust Covers

Consider using a fabric dust cover to prevent furniture from getting stained scratched, or warped. Place a blanket wrap over the dust cover. It's added protection from light and dust. It also provides a cushion to avoid damage from objects brushing against each other.

Tuck the blanket into the nooks and crannies so they're nice and tight, covering the entire surface. To ensure the blanket wrap doesn't come loose, use packing tape on the outside to hold the sides and corners in place.

Choosing a Storage Unit

Furniture that has been appropriately prepped can be stored indefinitely. However, not all storage units offer the same quality of storage solutions.

At MySpace Self Storage, you'll find a wide range of options, from units with exterior doors with easy access from the road to climate-controlled storage units with access from the hallways.

To properly store most furniture pieces for a prolonged amount of time, you should invest in a climate-controlled storage unit. These units are regulated to avoid drastic climate changes that could damage your furniture and other sensitive items.

Consider how long you'll store your items and choose the storage that fits your needs. We're committed to prioritizing your storage needs, allowing you to relax, and knowing that your belongings are in good hands.

MySpace Self Storage, Your One Stop Shop for Moving and Packing

If you are considering storing your furniture in a storage unit, consider the best storage facility in the area, MySpace Self Storage. 

We offer a variety of storage units to fit your needs. We have all the moving supplies you need, and we can even help answer any questions you may have about wrapping your furniture to prepare it for storage.

Regardless of why you may require a self-storage facility in Lansing, Michigan, MySpace Self Storage provides the perfect solution. Contact us at 517-931-7171 to find out more about the units we offer.

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