There are a lot of things you can store in a self-storage unit. The units now come in different sizes and with different sets of features, which means you can use them for different purposes as well. Whether you are renovating or moving to a new – perhaps smaller – property, storing your furniture temporarily may be necessary. We have just the tips to help you get started in this article.
Find a Good Storage Unit to Use
You need to first find a suitable storage unit to use. In Calgary as well as other parts of Canada, your options are limitless. Your focus should be to find the best Calgary self storage unit that meets your needs and budget perfectly.
Go online and search for storage facilities near you. Ask for prices and begin comparing features right away. Finding a suitable one to rent should not be difficult at all. Don’t forget to visit the storage unit and do a quick inspection before deciding to rent it for storing your furniture.
Preparing the Furniture
Before you start storing the furniture in your storage unit, there are a few things you need to do first:
- Bring the furniture outside and clean them first. There will be spores, fungus and other particles that can grow – and potentially damage the furniture as well as other items being stored in the same storage unit – if they are not cleaned properly.
- Letting wooden furniture outside to dry for a while is also a good thing to do. This will help eliminate any moisture that the wooden furniture may contain, allowing them to be stored over an extended period of time without so much as a trouble.
- Wrap the furniture using the correct packing supplies. You can use cardboard boxes, padding’s and plastic wraps to wrap your furniture for storage. Make sure edges are covered and padded properly to prevent the furniture from being damaged when transported and store.
Storing Your Furniture
Transporting your furniture to the storage unit should be fairly easy to do. You can rent a moving truck or have the moving company that handles your relocation do the job for you. What you need to focus on are the more important details, such as:
- Check if the furniture can be stacked safely. Some furniture, such as sofas and armchairs, can be stacked safely to conserve space. Others, mainly old wooden furniture, must be stored as is in order to prevent the heavy load from bending or damaging the furniture.
- You may also want to check if dehumidifier is necessary. There are a lot of affordable, household dehumidifiers that you can use to keep the storage unit dry and well maintained in terms of climate.
- If you are renting a storage unit that is not air conditioned, you may also want to check the day and night temperature shift before storing your furniture. Extreme temperature changes can prove to be harmful to your valuable furniture and appliances.
Once you have applied these simple tips, storing furniture will not be a problem at all.