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Here’s How to Store Furniture

Couch with plastic cover ready to be moved

Do you need to store furniture for a move or because you’re running out of space? Keeping furniture in storage is common, but did you know there are steps you can take to keep the furniture in better condition?

It’s important to properly prepare your furniture for both short and long-term storage, so you can ensure it’s in great shape when you need it again. Getting your furniture ready for storage doesn’t have to be a stressful process. You just need to know the basics.

Learn more about how to store furniture in this guide from Slater Transfer & Storage.

Clean to Prepare for Storage

The first step to preparing your furniture is deep cleaning it. You want to be as thorough as possible. Depending on the material of the furniture, the cleaning process will look a bit different. 

Generally, you should wipe down any hard surfaces and vacuum any upholstered ones. You should also ensure you use the right products. You can wipe down wooden furniture with a gentle wood cleaner and polish any metal components.

Finally, ensure everything is completely dry before putting it away. Small amounts of water can build up in storage and cause damage and even mold. Drying thoroughly is just as important as cleaning.


You may want to disassemble your furniture before cleaning, but it’s up to you and depends on the type of furniture.

Some pieces of furniture are easier to disassemble than others, so you’ll need to decide if it’s worth it or not. However, breaking down your furniture can save space in the storage unit and make it easier to keep everything clean and protected. It’s also easier to transport furniture once it’s taken down.

Pack & Protect the Furniture

Next, you’ll want to protect everything as much as possible. You’ll want to cover your items with plastic sheeting or tarps. When possible, get pallets and place the furniture on top of them to prevent moisture issues. 

If you have more breakable items, such as glass, you can wrap them up with blankets or sheets. Just ensure they give some breathability so that humidity doesn’t build up.

You can also use bubble wrap or packing paper to protect breakable pieces of furniture and protect any glass. 

With these tips, packing for a move is a little easier.

Call Today for Storage & Moving Solutions

When you need moving assistance or storage solutions, reach out to Slater Transfer & Storage. We know that moving can be a big process, and we want to simplify it for you. Our local and long-distance movers are throughout and detail-oriented, and we also provide extra services such as commercial moving and packing.

Call us today or message us online to get started with a quote!