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M4 Self Store is a business that has expanded its growth rapidly over the past few years. They take pride in offering professional and professional services with their “can do” attitude. This self-storage facility specialises in self-storage, mobile storage and commercial storage.

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Tips for Long Term Furniture Storage

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When you need to move house to a new location or city, you may often not have made arrangements at the new location and will need to store your belongings, including furniture, in a storage unit for a fair length of time @ You may also feel the need for this when you are renovating your home, or have furniture that you are sentimentally attached to, and even though you have new furniture you still need to store the old furniture until you come to terms with disposing of it.

In such cases, you may need to find ways to prepare your furniture for long-term storage. When you need to preserve such items that you are considering storing for long periods, you first need to give them a thorough dusting, vacuuming, and cleaning. Use the appropriate cleaning agent as your furniture can be of wood, metal or even leather. See that it has sufficient time to dry out before you store it, as any moisture can lead to rusting in metal, cause mould in wood and furnishing, and can even lead to discolouration.

You will need to cover every item of furniture with a dust sheet or some other protective layer before you store it. Dust can otherwise accumulate on furniture and lead to its deterioration. You must not use any packaging material as these can act to suffocate both fabric and wood. Such packaging can lead to condensation forming and lead to odours in the space that you have stored your furniture in.

It can always help if large items like beds, desks and even wardrobes are disassembled before storage and after cleaning. This will also make it easier to transport these items of furniture when you need to shift it to a storage unit. This will also allow you to make optimum use of your storage space and this can save you a lot of money if you are renting storage space. It can be of great help if you allow each item of furniture to have its own space and does not butt against anything else. This may mean you require a larger floor area, but this will allow proper circulation of air, and also make it easier for you to inspect the items periodically.

Installing a dehumidifier can prevent excess moisture in an enclosed space, and will ensure that your furniture does not have to remain in a damp atmosphere that can make things musty and prone to mould formation. Put cardboard protectors around the legs and edges of furniture so that they are well protected when you are moving in the furniture or moving it out. Your furniture that needs to be stored for long periods of time will always benefit from temperature control, but this can greatly increase the cost of hiring storage.

Balance your cost of renting storage, shifting, and lifting these furniture items, with the actual cost of new furniture as a replacement. Unless you are very attached to those items it may, at times, make sense to dispose of them instead of storing them.