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Furniture storage facilities often come with spacious units and additional services which are required for furniture storage, but regardless of the type of storage facility you choose it is important to protect your furniture from moisture, knocks and breaks while it is in storage.

Types of Furniture Storage Facilities

There are three basic types of furniture storage facilities: no temperature control storage, air conditioned storage and climate control storage.

No temperature control storage is usually the most affordable type of storage for furniture, but if you live in an area which does not have a year round seasonal climate, in addition to low humidity levels, your furniture can become damaged due to extreme temperatures and temperature fluctuations.

Air conditioned storage is best if you live in a hot climate with low humidity and relatively seasonal winters. This is the second most affordable type of furniture storage, but it may not be enough to protect your furniture if you live in an area that experiences harsh winters.

By far, the best types of storage facilities for furniture are climate controlled. These types of facilities will maintain the storage unit within a specific temperature range and may also provide humidity control as well. While this is the most expensive form of furniture storage, it will save the life of your furniture and save you on furniture repair costs and possible furniture replacement costs.

Benefits of Furniture Storage Facilities

Furniture storage facilities which specifically advertise themselves as a ‘furniture storage’ business may have additional benefits and services for customers such as moving equipment, portable moving services and storage supplies. When you are choosing the right type of facility for your storage needs, ask about any additional available services which you may require.

Protect Furniture in Furniture Storage Facilities

No matter what type of furniture storage facility you choose – even if you rent a climate controlled unit – it is still important to pack and store your furniture with preparation and care.

  • Line the floor of the storage unit with a thick plastic liner to prevent ground moisture from seeping into your furniture.
  • Use plastic liner, bubble wrap and cardboard to cushion the edges of furniture and to keep furniture pieces from rubbing against each other.
  • If you have any furniture pieces with glass, securely tape cardboard on the surface of the glass – and under the glass if possible – to further protect it from cracking or shattering in case it is bumped.
  • Once your furniture is in place, use another plastic lining to cover the top of the furniture to protect it from dust, dirt and moisture in the air.
  • Furniture storage facilities are usually quite secure, but it is still best to check on your furniture at least every 3 to 4 months just to make sure the unit is still secure and to check on the position and stability of the furniture's storage arrangements.

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