Furniture Storage


Renting a self storage unit at a warehouse is a common practice. Many people, as they are renovating, moving, or relocating abroad, use self storage rental services to store their home items and furniture during that period of time.

As a self storage facility it is important for us to know whether it is short-term storage due to renovations, or long-term storage due to relocating abroad, larger items such as furniture, or smaller personal items. This information will help us determine how best to preserve your valuables so that all items are returned home safe and sound.

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How can we store the entire contents of an apartment and be sure that everything will remain safe and sound?

It is vital to correctly store your items. Get some tips here!

Furniture storage in a private self storage facility during renovation or moving apartments is for many people the smart way to protect their furniture from bumps, scratches, weather damage, etc.  Furniture preparation for storage must be done in a professional manner and suited to the length of time intended for storage.

The first stage is to understand how long the intended storage time will be.

If you are storing furniture during smaller renovations or moving apartments then you need to plan for short term storage during a few weeks to a few months. However, if it is during a building project, waiting for your contractor to build you a house or resettling abroad for a long period of time, then chances are you need a furniture storage unit for over a year and therefore packing instructions should be followed carefully so as not to incur damages to your valuables.


If possible, larger objects and furniture should be disassembled during the furniture storage period. It reduces the likelihood that weight damage will be caused to the furniture. In order for you to reassemble the furniture when returning the items home, you should put all of the disassembled pieces of the furniture together for the entire storage period. The screws and bolts should be kept in a bag taped to the item to which they belong.

It is best to wrap all of the furniture in blankets and clothes or tarp in order to preserve it.  Be sure to use clean, pale cloth or blankets because darker and brighter colors can bleed the dye on the items and stain them. Upholstered items such as sofas, armchairs and mattresses are to be cleaned with anti-bacterial products and dried out before storage to avoid mold and deterioration.  Wooden items are to be cleaned and wax sealed in a thin layer. Textile items such as leather or carpeting should be sent to professional cleaning prior to furniture storage.

Fragile items should be wrapped separately in newspaper, bubble wrap, etc. and should be stored in boxes or wooden crates. No more than two items per box. Multiple fragile items could be wrapped in a towel or thick blanket and stored together.

Larger fragile items such as glass table tops or mirrors are to be wrapped in cardboard and quality duct tape. Metal items should be dusted. In preparation for storage, one can paint a thin layer of lacquer or glaze on furniture with bronze or silver parts to seal it from rust.

Electrical appliances should be kept in their original boxes when possible, with all of their spare parts. These should be carefully moved and should never be stored under other items.

Heavy appliances such as refrigerators, washing machine, driers, ovens etc. are to be cleaned out and stored with the door propped open to prevent mold and unpleasant smells. If possible, we recommend unplugging the larger appliances only a day before storage.


Think of which items you may need to access during the storage period. Place all items you might need during the storage period within reach of the door. The rule is: “The things you will need to take out first should be stored closest to the door”.  This is so that the desired items will be accessible.

The heavy appliances should be kept against the walls.

Make sure that you stack items with the heavier or bulky items on the bottom, so that nothing on top will fall, collapse or break under the weight.

The disassembled and wrapped sofas, dining table, cabinets, bed frame should never be stored one on top of the other. Avoid storing heavy items on top of them to prevent straining the frame with too much weight.

It is vital to notice that cheaper self storage facilities are less likely to take care of your valuables properly.  Don’t be tempted by a cheaper deal! Go to the facility and see for yourself. Check for climate control, built-in security systems and regular pest control in the warehouses.

To schedule a consulting meeting please write us a message

To consult with our professional staff at Green Storage please contact us