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Hello! Welcome to my blog. My name is Danny and I am here to tell you to GET A MOVE ON. I'm not being rude. I am just trying to give you some great tips on how to move your stuff when you need to move house. I have moved house 8 times in the last 4 years, so when it comes to packing, moving and storing stuff, I know a thing or two. I was a complete novice when I started out but having hired some of the best moving and storage contractors in the country, I have learnt from the best. I hope you like my blog.


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Follow These Steps If You Want to Preserve Your Furniture for Storage When Moving

Hazel Bailey

Moving is never easy because it upsets the life and routine that you are used to. In addition to upsetting your routine, you have to worry about the amount of money you will spend on the move and whether the new place can accommodate all of your current items. Planning ahead helps reduce the amount of a headache you have to deal with when the actual move comes. The most important part of the plan is getting appropriate furniture storage for the pieces which you will not be taking with you.

Clean and prep

The first step in furniture storage should be cleaning and preparing it for storage. You can use a clean piece of cloth to wipe down the furniture, and if there are stubborn stains, clean with water and detergent. Ensure that everything is dry before you pack it because any witness could lead to rusting, rotting or the development of mould, which is very destructive. Patches of wetness also lead to discolouration when left on the furniture for a long time. 

Disassemble the pieces

If you have a lot of furniture and your storage space is not sufficient for it, think about pulling it apart before storage. Pieces such as tables and beds are easy to pull apart when you have simple tools like spanners. Remove all drawers from the dressers and cushions from the seats. Label and wrap the parts to ensure that they do not get mixed up or ruined in the storage process.

Cover and protect the furniture

Before taking any piece of furniture into a storage facility, you need to make sure that it is all covered and protected from the elements of the weather. You could use Bubble Wrap for small pieces of furniture. On the other hand, large pieces such as sofas can be covered using couch blankets and large plastic covers for maximum protection. Pieces which look fragile and easy to break should also be handled with care by being placed on top of the heavier objects and being well wrapped before storage.

Last, you also need to check the condition of the storage space before you make any decisions on storage. Take your time and clean the space, aerate it and allow it to dry completely because this will prevent the possibility of mould accumulating inside the room and on your furniture. Check up on the storage regularly to ensure everything stored stays in perfect condition at all times.