Do you want to preserve that old dresser your grandmother brought with her all the way from her home village so many years ago, keep your kids’ artwork that brings you joy every time you look at it, or you want to keep those specialized tools that might still be useful some day?

Or, maybe, you are moving house, renovating your place, or downsizing your home?

In all these cases – and many others – you’ll be looking for an efficient way to get your not-required-at-the-time but possibly need or highly treasured possessions out of the way without permanently losing them. In other words, you are going to need a suitable storage option for everything you would like to keep but don’t have the room for.

Toronto moving company storage provides a simple and very suitable solution to serve your needs. All you have to do is choose a suitable storage facility and keep your items in it. However, to make sure your treasured possessions are in an excellent condition while in storage, you’ll need to ready and pack them with great care and pay attention to the details.

Toronto Movers has gathered some useful tricks you’ll need to know when preparing your items for storage:

How to Prepare Belongings for Storage

When preparing your items for storage, you need to:

  • arrange and pack them in a methodical and practical manner, so that you can have easy access to whichever one you may need at a given point; and
  • make sure you protect them as best as you can against dirt, dust, moisture and future damage.

To accomplish this, follow some easy yet highly effective storage packing tips and tricks:

  • ensure the items you plan to store are clean and dry;
  • disassemble large items to protect each part better;

Use packing materials that are of high quality, provide enough padding, pack the boxes to capacity and seal them tightly.

Keep in mind that every individual item has its own specifics you should take into account when preparing your items for storage in addition to the general rules above.

How to Prepare Furniture for Storage

Step 1. Empty your furniture, vacuum them with a brush to remove any excess dust, and clean all the surfaces with a mild solution of soap and water. Air-dry the furniture fully, preferably in the sun.

Step 2. Apply furniture protection spray, as well as some leather conditioner where necessary. Use a coat of wax to seal the wood and reduce the risk of mold development. Apply oil on metal elements to prevent tarnishing and rusting.

Step 3. Detach large furniture pieces as much as you can. Protect small protruding parts with rags or bubble wrap. Pack all the disassembled elements from one piece of furniture together and put small hardware parts like bolts and hinges in zip lock bags, and tape them to the corresponding furniture to prevent mixing or losing the small parts.

Step 4. Use sheets and blankets or specialized fabric furniture covers to cover the furniture, especially if your items will be in storage for a long time. Fasten the blankets in place with cinch straps, plastic wrap, or rubber bands.

Good to keep in mind:

  • Do not place plastic wrap directly on leather or wooden furniture as they can trap moisture and heat, which can cause warping or molding in the wood or leather. Besides, prolonged contact with the plastic wrap may cause ruin on paint jobs and result in stains;
  • Cover cushioned furniture with white cotton sheets, as dark colored fabrics can bleed color onto other stored items if the humidity level in the storage compartment is too high.

Visit us tomorrow for more tips and tricks on how to prepare appliances for Storage.