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After I moved everything into a small storage unit down the street, I realized that I needed to think of ways to organize and simplify the space. I started looking through the things that I had, getting rid of items that I didn't need anymore, and working hard to clean up my belongings. It was a lot of work, but I was able to completely overhaul my storage experience by learning to simplify. Check out this blog for more information about streamlining your storage experience and learning how to eliminate problems along the way. You never know, making storage easier might even make you happier.


Streamlining Your Storage Unit

Storage-Unit Tips: Protecting Your Furniture from Damage

by Frank Bennett

Since storage units are under constant attack from high humidity, water leaks, and dust, it is important to ensure that your valuables are protected. This is so especially true if you are storing something as environment-sensitive as furniture. The following are storage-unit tips that will come in handy in helping you to maintain the quality of your furniture.

Keep furniture away from the floor

Water leaks from a neighboring facility can lead to water intrusions. If your roof has a leak, rainwater can also invade your unit. This unplanned-for water invasion can end up damaging your furniture.

An easy way of protecting your valuables against this type of damage is to create space between the floor and your property. Wooden pallets are ideal for use in such situations. Placing them on the floor before storing your furniture in the unit will reduce the chances of your furniture soaking in water, something that will go a long way toward preserving your furniture's finishing.

Wax wooden parts

There are times when the humidity of a storage unit can rise. This may be due to an increase in a location's environmental humidity or as a result of moisture from damp or wet items evaporating. When this happens, it increases the risk of furniture damage.

Creating a barrier between the air moisture and your furniture is an effective way of preventing this type of damage. To do this, wax your furniture before storage. Doing so will arm your valuables with an impermeable layer that will keep wooden items protected from moisture damage. To guarantee long-lasting protection, make sure that you clean the surface of the furniture before waxing. Doing so will ensure better wax-furniture bonds, making it harder for the wax coating to get chipped off.

Wrap your furniture

Wrapping your furniture in blankets is an easy way of protecting it from dust accumulation. Disassembling the furniture will make wrapping easier and is thus something that you should do. It is also important to keep from wrapping the furniture pieces in shrink wrap or plastic sheets. This is because while they may be able to keep "external" water off your furniture, the airtight environment they create usually encourages condensation, something that may end up causing furniture damage. However, if you must use plastic sheets or shrink wrap, ensure that you cover the items in a blanket first. The presence of the blanket will avoid direct contact between the plastic wrapper and the furniture. Any moisture that forms as a result of condensation will also be absorbed by the blanket.

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