How to Prepare Furniture for Storage

You have finally made the life-changing decision to leave your current place of living and to move to another state. It takes a lot of courage, and we support you. And not only that – we are here to help you. Cross Country Movers is a moving company that has a great team of professionals. They are experienced and ready to face any problem that they may encounter during the move. Doing everything on your own can be tough, especially if this is your first move, so you don’t know what to expect. We have done many relocations all over the United States, and we have seen the common mistakes people make during the moving process. Because we know them, we can prevent them. We will provide you with various moving services, such as packing, unpacking, car shipping, loading and unloading, residential and corporate moving services.
You probably have a lot of stuff to move, and maybe you will need temporary storage space. Some things need to be treated with the utmost care, for example, the furniture you have. You need to prepare it adequately for that short period. Learn how to do that by following next few tips.

Preparation

How to Prepare Furniture for Storage
Go item by item and clean it thoroughly. First, wipe it then use a cleaner to wash it. Let it dry by putting it in a well-ventilated space. Don’t even leave a speck of moisture to reside on it because they can damage the object. That will take you more than one day to finish it, so be sure you plan it and don’t do it in the last few days. After you clean it, cover it and pack it for storage. If you don’t have much time or simply you don’t want to bother with washing, hire professional cleaners who will do that for you.

Dismantling

If you have large items like beds, couches, dresser you need to prepare them for transportation. Before loading it into the moving truck, you need to dismantle them. If you are not capable of doing that on your own, ask Cross Country Movers staff to help you. We will easily dismember every piece of furniture. If you, however, decide to do it on your own, write down the steps as you take apart piece by piece because it will be easier for you to put them together by following your instructions.

Covering and protecting

Once you do all the steps above, you will need to protect the piece. We recommend you to avoid using plastic package materials because they can suffocate certain type of furniture that is made of wood or some fabric for example. The plastic material can cause condensation and disagreeable smells. As an alternative to that, use some old towels, sheets, covers or blankets. They will protect them from dust. If you are not sure about some material, you can always ask a professional for a piece of advice on what material to use.
If you want some more tips concerning your moving procedure, feel free to contact us. Cross Country Movers is at your convenience anytime.