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Large items are always the most difficult to store. Furniture, old washing machines, tables, you name it. They take up a lot of space and make it hard to store other items in that storage unit. If you don’t have any use for them in your home but still want to store them, they can cause a proper headache if your storage unit is already tight on space. Chicago moving and storage companies have storage units of various sizes, so make sure you have the best one for your needs. Luckily, there are a few pro tips we recommend you follow to ensure this is not as hard as you previously imagined. In this guide, we will cover the most important things on how to store bulky items.

What type and size of storage unit do I need to store bulky items? 

First of all, take the measure of items you wish to store. Once you have that, start searching for the appropriate storage units Skokie has to offer. To be on the safe side, it’s advisable to have more space available to you than less. If your large items are sensitive to weather conditions, like wooden or leather furniture, we suggest you go for a climate-controlled storage unit. This will prevent your items from accumulating damage over time due to moisture and dust. 

Indoor storage units
Depending on the size of items that you have to store, you should either get an indoor or outdoor type storage unit

Disassemble what you can 

If you have large desks, chairs, or similar items, we suggest you disassemble your furniture before storage. This can greatly save you precious space you can use for other items you wish to store away. No point in keeping them whole if you don’t really have to. Besides, those types of items when disassembled and properly packed are safer and have less risk of damage over time, just like we talked about above. 

Wrap before you store bulky items 

All your bulky items should be wrapped first before storing them. It can greatly expand their lifespan if they will be sitting in a storage unit for a long time. That’s especially true if you are opting for regular storage units and not climate-controlled ones. Make sure your furniture, washing machine, etc. are properly wrapped. We recommend using bubble wrap as regular wrapping paper doesn’t protect from moisture as much. If you are not sure where to get adequate packing supplies Chicago, feel free to contact us and we will provide them to you.

Bulky furniture item ready to be stored
If it’s possible, it’s best to disassemble whatever you can out of your large items before you store them

Utilize vertical space as much as you can 

Utilizing vertical space to its fullest extent can definitely help you make the most out of your storage unit. To do that, we recommend that you use shelves and wire racks. If you have to store bulky items along with plenty of smaller boxes, this will make your life much easier. You will free up a lot of space and won’t have to worry about how to find room for any of your boxes and items. If you need help with moving your large items to the storage unit, be sure to use reliable moving services Chicago so you won’t have to worry about their safety during transport. 

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