When you are faced with an upcoming move, you might be worried about how your kids will handle the transition. We were worried about it when we moved, and with good reason. Our kids didn't transition well because we weren't prepared. However, a friend of ours helped us to know how to handle the moving and storage process the next time around, and it really improved things. This blog is all about moving and storage to improve your life and make things easier. With the tips contained in these articles, you might be able to reduce your anxiety and organize your things.
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There are many reasons that you may want to store some of your upholstered furniture. For instance, you may need to move to a smaller home, or you may simply need to declutter. Sometimes, you may be given additional furnishings, and you may need to place them in storage for safekeeping. Regardless of the reason for the need to store your items, your upholstered pieces need to be properly prepared before being placed in the unit. Here are a few things that you can do to prepare your upholstered furniture before it is placed into storage:
Clean the furniture.
Upholstered furniture needs to be cleaned before being stored for long periods. If the fabric contains mold spores or even areas of dirt or debris, the condition of the upholstery can suffer over time.
Mold spores can eventually turn into large area of fungal growth if the spores come in contact with moisture. In addition, if dirt or debris is left on the upholstery, it can eventually sink into the fibers of the fabric. A stain that could have been easily vacuumed or wiped away, may become permanent.
To clean your upholstered furniture, you will need a vacuum and several soft cloths. In addition, you will need foam upholstery cleaner and furniture polish. If no upholstery cleaner is available, you can make your own by combining about a quarter of a cup of clear dishwashing liquid with a full cup of water. The two ingredients should be mixed with a blender or a food processor until only a stiff foam remains.
Once you have the required tools in place, complete the following steps:
Disassemble the furniture.
If the wooden areas of the furniture are not made of a continuous block of wood, remove any pieces that are screwed into place, such as furniture legs. This can help ensure that the furniture is not damaged during the transport to the storage unit or during the furniture's placement within the unit.
Cover the furniture
Upholstered furniture should be covered with a loose sheet or tarp. This will protect the furniture from dust or other contaminants settling on it. Any wood components that have been removed can be wrapped in thick plastic or bubble wrap for added protection.
To find a suitable storage unit for your furniture, visit a storage unit facility in your area.