Use your Smithfield storage unit to keep your furniture safe and clean while you save it for later. In order to keep it in the best shape possible, make sure to follow these steps:
Dismantle bed frames, large sofas, tables, and any other large pieces of furniture. Not only will this will make them easier to transport, lift, and store, it will also create more space inside your unit. Smaller furniture pieces allow you to stack them on top of one another, and with our 9 foot ceilings you'll have plenty of room.
There’s nothing worse than moving items outside of storage after a long time and realizing they’re filled with double the amount of dust and filth because they weren’t cleaned to begin with. Additionally, this will prevent strange odors and the possibility of mold/mildew growing on your items. Vacuum, dust, wipe down all items prior to storing.
The best way to make sure your pieces are protected is to wrap them up. Make sure everything is dry from wiping down and cleaning, then use tarps, blankets, or old sheets to cover. Using fabric to wrap your furniture is better than using plastic because it still allows the pieces to breathe. Many times plastic will trap moisture inside and allow for mold to grow, thus ruining your pieces. Keep this is mind when storing items during peak humidity season!
Depending on what items you’re storing and how often you plan on taking them out, you’ll need to puzzle your pieces together accordingly. For example, if you’re moving and just need a quick place to store everything, it would be helpful to load smaller items first and larger items are the front of the unit. This is to help in packing the moving truck with larger items first so that you don’t have to dig through everything to find the couch. However, if you’re using storage for a long term solution to hold seasonal items, put what you’ll use most frequently at the front of the unit. It is also helpful to create smaller walkways so that you can access items towards the back of your unit without emptying everything else.
These are just some tips to make your storage unit experience as smooth as possible. If you’re interested in signing up for a unit, please contact us today.