Safeguarding your furniture in Yeates’ storage units
At Yeates we often encounter queries from our customers about the best practices for storing various items. Among the most common concerns is the storage of furniture. Recognising this need, we’ve compiled a comprehensive guide to assist you in storing your furniture securely in our self storage units.
Pre-storage cleaning: a must for furniture preservation
Prioritising the cleanliness of your furniture before storage is crucial. Any residual dust, dirt, or moisture can cause significant, long-term damage to your items during storage. To enhance protection, consider cleaning appliances, especially fridges and freezers, to prevent the build up of mould and ensure that they are also thoroughly dry to prevent mildew damage.
Disassembling modular furniture: space and safety considerations
In the realm of self storage, space equates to cost. Disassembling items like bookshelves or bed frames not only saves space, and therefore money, but also reduces the risk of damage during transport and storage.
Strategic storing: heaviest items at the base
Think of storing your furniture like packing groceries – the heaviest items should be at the bottom. This approach prevents damage to lighter pieces by avoiding undue pressure on them.
Proper packing and spacing: ensuring longevity
If you’re planning to store your items for an extended period, leave ample space between them to promote air circulation, which is essential in preventing mold and mildew.
Additionally, investing in high-quality packing materials, available at Yeates, is key to protecting your valuable furniture, ensuring it remains in excellent condition for years to come.
With these expert tips from Yeates, your valued items will be well-protected in our Weston-super-Mare self-storage units, ready for you to use when you need them again.