If you’re moving and storing furniture, it can be a bit challenging. You don’t want to leave your belongings lying around where they could get damaged or stolen. Likewise, finding a good place to store your things can be challenging. However, once you find a place, here are three tips that can help you store your furniture safely.
Use Old Towels
If you plan on storing your furniture while it is away from home, it is essential to protect its surfaces. You don’t want a scratch or dent in your couch or bed frame when you finally get the chance to use them again. Cover up all the surfaces you can. If you have table cloths for tables and chairs, put those over any exposed wood. You can use old towels because they are soft and can absorb a lot of moisture. If something spills on the towel, it won’t soak into the fabric or wooden surface underneath.
Store Furniture on a Level Surface
Make sure your furniture is sitting on a level surface. Don’t just dump everything in the storage unit — set it all up first. Try to stack any boxes and containers to be used as slightly higher platforms for specific pieces of furniture. If your furniture isn’t stored on a level surface, it could slide around and get damaged or broken.
Keep Dust Off your Furniture
Finally, it is essential to keep dust from settling on your furniture. One way is by covering it with a sheet or large cloth of some sort and securing it to the furniture with some rope (you can tie sheets together to create one big cover if necessary).