Protecting your Furniture in Storage

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When placing your belongings in a storage unit at All American Self Storage in San Mateo you will want to do everything you can to make sure your items are safe and secure. While our facility can give you the security you need, it is up to you to make sure your items are prepped and placed in your storage unit properly. Below we have gathered some tips for you to try when it comes to protecting your furniture in storage.

Furniture Protectors
In order to ensure that your furniture will remain in top quality you will want to invest in materials to protect your furniture. By lining your storage unit’s floor with plastic as well as your furniture piece you can keep any harmful substances off of the piece. For added protection you can purchase moving blankets that will act as a padding for your furniture.

Disassemble, If Possible
Most furniture pieces are too big, bulky, and awkward making it hard to place in storage. If possible, disassemble what you can. By breaking down furniture you can easily move and store the item. To help you remember how to reattach all the pieces correctly take pictures before disassembling. Make sure you store all parts together in bags with the furniture it belongs to.

Protect Your Fragile Items
Take the time to ensure the safety of your fragile furniture pieces. Purchase the materials you need to pad and protect them. You can help to protect those pieces from damage by making sure sharp corners or edges on items that are stored next to your fragile item are covered and padded. If you are storing fragile electronics try and place them in their original packaging. If this is not possible, make sure they are stored in a box with adequate packing material to make sure items won’t shift during the moving process. Label all fragile items so you or your movers know to handle it with care.

Store Strategically
Putting all of your items in storage can be difficult. Make sure you place the larger, sturdier items in the back and on the floor to serve as a base to hold other items. Stack from bottom up going heaviest to lightest. By placing the smaller items towards the front of your storage unit you can have easier access to them. Being smart and organizing your storage unit from the beginning will help you when you need to bring something out of the unit.

Taking the time to prepare your furniture for its stay in storage will help you in guaranteeing its quality throughout the years. By using the tips above, you can rest easy knowing your valuable furniture pieces are safe and secure in your storage unit at All American Self Storage in San Mateo. Stop by our facility today to see what units are currently available.

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