If you’re planning to store wooden furniture, there are steps you should take to make sure your belongings stay in good shape while in storage. Here are some tips on how to prepare and store wooden pieces:
Treat with polish or wax
Several weeks prior to storing wood furniture, treat the pieces with polish or wax depending on the wood. Providing such protection is important because when you change the environment of your pieces, they become susceptible to damage.
Keep it all together
If you are disassembling any of the parts of a piece—such as legs or hardware—make sure you keep all the pieces together. Because in say a year or however long your pieces will be stored away, you likely won’t remember where you put the different pieces. Use clearly marked Ziploc bags and such to keep everything together and if possible tape the bags to the piece it belongs to.
Choose covers wisely
Material such as wood should be able to breathe. For that reason, choose fabrics such as blankets and sheets when wrapping pieces for storage. If you want to cover them in plastic, make sure the first layer on the wood is some kind of cloth.
Climate controlled storage units are best for wood—as both temperature and moisture fluctuations can damage pieces. At Moishe’s Self Storage, we offer a variety of unit sizes that come with climate-control to ensure that your pieces are protected from the elements, and you don’t spend money on space you don’t need. Check out our comprehensive room size calculator to determine what size unit you need to properly stow your wooden furniture.
Keep pieces off the ground
It’s always a good idea to keep your pieces elevated. Wood pellets or pieces of brick or cement are a simple way to achieve this. There’s nothing worse than a flood or a neighboring unit’s spill to cause water damage to your belongings.
Store with Moishe’s Self Storage
With two storage facilities in Queens and the Bronx, Moishe’s offers comprehensive storage solutions to the major New York metropolitan area. With our team of professional movers, we can help you carefully move your wooden furniture pieces into our spacious, climate-controlled and secure units without you having to lift a finger. When you’re ready to store with the best, store with Moishe’s.