There might come a time when you’ll need to store some of your furniture from your home or business. When that time comes – whether it’s because you need to downsize, move or declutter – renting or leasing one or more on-site portable storage units is a great, cost-effective option!
Keeping Wood Furniture in a Storage Unit
However, you might wonder if your wood furniture can really be stored in portable storage containers without damages.
You might also wonder about the proper way to store wood furniture in portable units to prevent such unfortunate circumstances.
Don’t worry. As long as certain precautions are taken to guard against scratches, cracks, mold and moisture, your wood furniture will do well inside portable storage containers.
First, be sure you have mobile storage units that are weatherproof, such as the ones from A.B. Richards, the leading supplier of ground-level storage containers in the Northeast since 1982.
Our mobile storage containers are particularly secure, thanks to their rugged, stainless steel construction and sturdy, lockable doors. Their interiors are also easy on wood furniture with their thick metal walls and 1-3/8-inch hardwood floors.
The Smart Way to Store Wood Furniture in Mobile Storage
Protecting the longevity of your new or antique wood furniture really comes down to the way you package and store it inside of any mobile storage units.
A.B. Richards’ storage experts compiled some tips for storing wood furniture inside portable storage units:
- Always clean your wood furniture before storing.
- Apply oil, wax or polish to avoid drying and cracking.
- Disassemble each piece of wood furniture to reduce the chance of damage. That means removing items such as table and chair legs, drawers, headboards and footboards.
- Cover your wood furniture pieces in old sheets or blankets, drop cloths or packing blankets to protect against dust and moisture.
- For better protection, wrap each piece in plastic or shrink wrap, securing it with tape that doesn’t adhere to the furniture pieces.
- Place the pieces off the floor on shelves or pallets and give each piece a wide storage berth.
- Don’t overfill the unit to give each piece a chance to breathe and for the air to circulate.
- Consider purchasing a humidistat or hygrometer to measure interior humidity levels. If the humidity level begins to rise, then consider purchasing a dehumidifier to lower the level.
- Be sure to designate a space on site where the portable storage units are out of direct sunlight.
If you’re looking for a cost-effective and secure storage solution for your wood furniture at your business or home, then give A.B. Richards a call at (800) 597-5971. Our storage container renting and leasing professionals will answer all of your questions and help you pick the right on-site storage containers that fit your needs and your budget.