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A beginner’s guide to storing furniture

Whether you are moving to a new home, renovating a property, downsizing or just need some extra space, it is essential to know how to store your furniture correctly.

Self-storage is big business. In a survey by the Statista Research Department, they found that out of 2,057 people surveyed, 6.19% said they used a self-storage service This beginner’s guide gives you all the information you need to ensure that your furniture is stored efficiently and safely.

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Do you really need it?

Obviously, there are costs attached to storing furniture. Ask yourself – is this item really worth storing? It is important to decide whether you really want to keep your furniture, or perhaps it might be better to sell or donate it instead.

Choosing the right storage company

It is worth comparing companies to see what they offer. How much space are you given and at what cost? It is also worth asking about insurance. What happens if your furniture gets damaged whilst in storage? If you are looking for self storage Dudley, more information can be found here: www.anchorselfstorage.co.uk/self-storage/dudley.


Before any items go into storage, it is essential that dirt and dust are removed and the furniture is thoroughly cleaned, as this helps to prevent mould. Furniture should be dismantled as this will save space and reduce the risk of damage during storage. Screws, nuts, bolts, and other small parts can be kept inside labelled bags, so they are easy to locate.

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The better the furniture is packed and protected, the safer it will be. Use quality packing materials, such as sturdy boxes to help to protect your furniture during storage. Bubble wrap and furniture covers should also be used.

Use space carefully

Costs are usually based on the space you use. It therefore makes sense to make the most of the space you have. This can be achieved in a number of ways. Place larger pieces of furniture at the bottom with lighter items on top. Disassemble furniture where possible and make sure everything is neatly stacked.