Packaging and Storage Tips

tips for packing and storing

Relocating from one house to another can be stressful due to the moving of furniture involved. Often, we face the challenge of insufficient packaging space or the furniture gets broken during transportation.

Poor evaluation of the climate condition equally leads to much damage on furniture. Whereas unanticipated damages may occur, taking precaution can prevent much loss as well as ease the relocation process.

Large furniture that cannot fit into bins should be loaded first into the transport facility. Disassemble furniture whose legs or surfaces can be disconnected. Most tables, chairs, sofas and beds allow for this possibility.

Prevent dust and indents from spoiling your furniture by placing a cloth cover over them. Always handle heavy furniture carefully to avoid getting hurt.

The biggest challenge to storing furniture is the threat of termites and moisture. Treat your furniture with special finishes and oils that prevent moisture infiltration. These also keep off termites if you live in an area invested with these nasty insects.

Constant weather changes may lead to furniture warping or cracking. Store your furniture in climate conditioned rooms to avoid these effects of drastic weather changes. Cover the furniture during transportation to prevent making marks on the polish. Be sure to wax leather furniture to maintain their look.

Once you relocate successfully, your furniture has to be cautiously arranged in your new house. Begin arrangement from the backside towards the front to allow ample access to all available space. Leave some space in between furniture stacks so that the arrangement does not hinder movement.

Avoid placing furniture directly on the ground as accidental spills damage furniture and upholstery. This also helps to improve ventilation thus preventing mold and mildew accumulation. Heavy loads should not be allowed to stay on furniture for long as they leave behind dent marks.

A collection of smaller furniture can be packed together in boxes.Packaging your items in big boxes helps to amass related baggage together thus saving on space. Choose clean boxes to prevent creating a breeding zone for insects. If you choose wooden boxes be careful to avoid their contact with water as this would attract mould.

However, it is advisable to use plastic containers as they are water resistant. A better choice is to use clear plastic bags as you can view their contents and adjust the stacking where necessary. Uncover your equipment soon after the transfer to prevent accumulation of bad odor.

Arrange your equipment systematically, beginning with the heavy materials at the bottom of the bin and the lighter ones at the top. Choose medium sized boxes so that the accumulated weight does not become exceedingly heavy. Fill any extra space with clean clothes, towels or newspapers to prevent wobbling that could result into damage.

Do not get rid of your remarkable furniture due to lack of space. Moreover, if you travel often and for prolonged periods, your furniture may suffer damage in your absence. It is advisable to store your furniture at a commercial storage facility so as to guarantee their safety.

Identify storage facilities with ample space so that your furniture will not be over stacked. Climate control is equally a critical feature to consider. Let your valuable furniture be stored properly and get it in a good condition when you retrieve it.

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