3 Tips To Safely Store Your Wooden Furniture

4 February 2015
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Your wooden furniture needs special care, especially when you will be storing it. The following 3 tips will help you store your wooden furniture in a self storage safely.

1. Prepare The Furniture

The first thing you want to do is make sure the wooden pieces are clean. You can have your pieces professionally cleaned, or you can do it yourself with your wood cleaner. 

The cleaning is necessary because your wooden furniture could have debris, oils or particles that may attract insects to your piece. Some insects do eat wood, but that is not the only danger you have. Most insects leave acidic residue on the surfaces they walk on, and this residue will discolor your pieces over time. 

The other reason you want to have your furniture pieces cleaned is the stains will seep into the wood if they are not removed quickly. Deep stains will be dark in color. 

2. Disassemble All Of Your Wooden Pieces

This step is very important, especially if you are going to store your pieces for a long time. Most of the time you just need your owner's manual and a screwdriver to successfully disassemble wooden furniture. You want to do this to protect the structure of your wood piece from gravity. 

Wood can be structurally compromised under the right environmental conditions, like humidity. These conditions and gravity can bend your wood furniture, which can cost you hundreds of dollars to repair.

You can further protect your furniture if you choose a self storage unit that is temperature controlled. This should help keep your storage unit cool and without humidity. Make sure the storage unit does not have any openings where sunlight can seep in. Remember that sunlight can discolor your pieces. 

3. Wrap Your Pieces Correctly

Do not wrap your pieces in plastic. Plastic tends to trap moisture, and this creates the perfect environment for mold or mildew. Both of these conditions can seriously damage your furniture. Remember that both of these conditions also pose a danger to your health. 

The best thing you can do is wrap your disassembled pieces in fabric or furniture wraps that you can purchase online or at your local furniture store. You want to wrap your furniture to keep debris and moisture from your furniture. 

As you can see, putting your wooden furniture pieces in storage is not too hard as long as you know what to do. Remember to talk to your storage specialist as he or she may have other valuable information. For more information, contact a business such as Queensborough Mini Storage in New Westminster.