Moving furniture

Do you have extra furniture that makes your home feel too crowded? Or maybe you have some antiques that you just couldn’t resist buying, but you’re in the process of moving your furniture around and aren’t sure yet where those gorgeous new pieces will fit in.

You don’t have to live in a crowded or disorganized home just because you have accumulated too much furniture or you’re reconfiguring the layout in your home. In either case, temporarily renting a storage space at Otter Creek Village Mini Storage in Little Rock, AR, could be the answer to your dilemma.

You could store your extra furniture temporarily until you decide to sell it or give it to your kids when they get their first house. Those new antique pieces could go into your own storage unit until you’re ready to take them out one by one as you figure out the new configuration at your home.

When you store furniture, here are some tips to keep it in top condition.

Basic Information for All Furniture

You’ll want to take great care when moving your furniture into storage. You don’t want your beautiful maple table to end up with scratches or chips. Once your pieces are at the storage unit, be sure to store them in the best position possible.

If you can take some pieces apart, that’s great, but be sure to mark the piece and where it goes to avoid confusion later on. For example, if you can take the legs off a table, use a marker to mark directly onto the leg’s connection point and the place on the table where it goes. If you cannot mark directly onto the pieces, then use masking tape. You’ll be glad later that you took the time to do this.

Whenever possible, it’s best to store items off the floor in order to promote better ventilation. You can use bricks or wood pallets to raise items off the floor. During the move, cover your pieces to keep them from being damaged, and use moving blankets to provide a cushion between the moving van and your furniture.

Wooden Furniture

Polish your wooden furniture with the appropriate oil so that the wood will not dry out while in storage. If you leave wooden furniture in storage for a long time, it would be a good idea to use oil on it again after several months.

Make sure that all your wooden furniture is cushioned if in contact with other pieces. You can use moving blankets or old towels to protect your pieces.

Upholstered Furniture

Before you move upholstered pieces into storage, use an antibacterial cleaner specially made for fabric for protection. Be sure to let them dry completely before you move them into storage.

If you plan to store leather furniture, polish and wax it before moving it into storage. Be sure not to stack other items on your leather furniture.

Don’t forget that all furniture will benefit from being stored off the floor on top of wood pallets or bricks.

Come down to Otter Creek Village Mini Storage in Little Rock, AR, for more advice and to pick out the perfect unit for your items. We’re waiting to help you.