At Cheap Storage Manchester, we genuinely care about you and the products you choose to store with us. One of the main uses of a storage facility is to store home and garden furniture and a surprisingly large amount of people simply pop their furniture into storage and don’t give it a second thought. Giving your furniture the proper care before, during and after it’s time on storage can vastly improve the longevity, condition and quality of your furniture. For that reason, we have put together a list of the points you should consider when storing your furniture to ensure it remains in good condition.
Clean your furniture before sorting
This one may seem self-explanatory but cleaning your furniture before you put it into storage can go a long way to improving the quality of life for your furniture in storage. Not cleaning your furniture can encourage mould and other bacteria to grow whilst in storage. In addition to this, any dust, dirt or other debris on your furniture could cause long term damage if left untouched for prolonged periods of time. For this reason, we recommend you thoroughly clean your furniture before storing it to maximise your furniture’s lifetime.
Cover your furniture during storage
This point is particularly important for those that are considering using a storage facility for long term storage. Make a point of covering your furniture even if it is just with some loose cloth or a towel, doing so will give it that extra layer of protection. Although our storage facilities offer the very best in clean, dry and well-maintained storage solutions wrapping your furniture will just give you a little extra peace of mind.
Clean your furniture after storage
Cleaning your furniture is always a good shout. If you are storing at Cheap Storage Manchester you can rest assured that your furniture will be kept in our industry-leading storage facilities and looked after to the very highest of standards. That being said, even at home you would regularly clean your furniture for dust give it a good polish so it should be no different after storage. Your furniture will have been sat in the same spot for a long period of time so giving it some TLC after the time in storage will help it shine when you bring it back home.
Take furniture apart
Taking your furniture apart before you put it into storage may seem like a lot of work, surely it is easier to just bang it all into a van and then whack it into storage? Yes it might be easier but there are multiple benefits to taking your furniture apart in advance of its time in storage. Firstly if you take your furniture apart you will be saving a huge amount of space and in turn cost for storage. For example, taking the legs off your table means you are likely to be saving a massive amount of space as you can then lie the table flat against a wall with the legs alongside it meaning you can either opt for a smaller storage container or use the extra space for additional storage. Secondly taking apart your furniture decreases the chance that anything will get damaged, taking the legs off a chair or table, for example, will decrease the possibility of those legs getting bent or damaged during storage. Finally, by taking apart your furniture you will be making it easier for you or our team to move your belongings in and out of your storage unit.
Protect glass items
Out of all the things you choose to store glass is probably the most fragile and the most likely to be damaged or broken. For that reason, we recommend you take extra care when storing your glass good with us. Label any boxes that contain glass as fragile so that both you and our team know to take extra care with them. In addition to this make sure to cover any glass table tops or similar products to avoid them getting scratched or damaged during storage.