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If you have large pieces of furniture in your home which serve no purpose, you definitely want to store them away. The last thing you want is to have them lying around the house and rotting away when you can store them and keep them fresh. Maybe you don’t know what to do with them at this point, and you are not sure if you want to sell them or not. Luckily, that’s where storage units come into play. Storing large pieces of furniture seems like a tricky task, but it really isn’t. In this guide, we will share with you the best tips on how to store large pieces of furniture. Follow them first, before choosing a reliable Chicago moving and storage company. Let’s get started, and take this problem out of your hands.

Clean your furniture before storing it

First and foremost, you should clean your large pieces of furniture before storing them away. That’s more important before finding proper residential movers Chicago. You should do that regardless if they are covered in leather or not. Cleaning them will make sure they can last for a longer time inside. Before you start cleaning, follow these steps first:

  • Remove any dust by vacuuming first
  • Clean them with the appropriate cleaning product and a piece of soft, dry cloth 
  • Dry it and remove any moisture
Two seat sofa
Storing large pieces of furniture doesn’t have to be hard if you follow the best practices for it

We can’t stress the last point enough. If there is any moisture in your furniture, you risk it accumulating damage over time. Make sure there is also no moisture inside the storage unit. To do that, place pieces of charcoal or clay cat litter in the corners of the unit. To minimize the chance of your storage unit having moisture, simply choose the reliable storage units Skokie has to offer. 

Wrap your furniture when storing them

Before placing them in storage for a longer time period, wrap your furniture. We recommend that you use either bubble wrap or dust covers. Dust covers are perhaps a better option, as plastic may trap some lingering moisture inside. We certainly don’t want that to happen, because it may damage your furniture pieces. Consult with your moving company first, as maybe they can assist you with the right packing supplies. There is a wide variety of packing supplies Chicago has to offer, but not all of them are right for storing large pieces of furniture. The final step is to raise your furniture off the ground. Place them on a piece of tarp or cardboard, as that is an additional layer of protection.

Damaged couch after badly storing large pieces of furniture
Once furniture is damaged, it can hardly go back to its original state

Find a reliable storage unit for storing large pieces of furniture

Ideally, you want a climate-controlled storage unit for storing large pieces of furniture. That will additionally lower the risk of them damaging while in storage. If you perhaps want to disassemble your sofa or any other furniture before placing it in storage, feel free to contact us. We offer furniture moving and assembly services and will gladly answer your call and help you in any way we can. 

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