How To Store Wooden And Fabric Furniture

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Looking after and storing furniture is a common theme in the self-storage industry and for many reasons. It could be that you are decluttering, downsizing, moving, taking a gap year or dealing with bereavement. Whatever the reason, it’s important to properly take care of and store wooden or fabric furniture in particular.

Most of us will run out of space at home during some point in our lives but do you know what to do when that happens? In this article, we explore some useful cleaning tips and share expert advice on storing furniture the right way.

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Furniture Storage Solutions For Your Summer Kit

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The good weather in the UK is well and truly gone and now is the time to think about furniture storage solutions. Going into autumn and winter means making sure you clean, organise and pack away toys, garden furniture and tools. This will help prevent any damage and save you from buying new items next year.

Keeping everything in good condition for next season requires cleaning, treating and storing. In most cases, it will be the garden shed or garage but you should also consider a self storage unit especially if you added new furniture to your summer collection.

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Storing Garden Furniture For Winter

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Winter is well and truly on the way and judging from last year, we can expect a quick change in weather. If you haven’t already, now is a good time for storing garden furniture and toys in the garage, shed or self storage. Before long, everything is covered in ice and snow; not the best time to clean and pack your outdoor furniture. You’ll want to get it all inside if possible but do you have enough space? What if you bought new furniture this year?

Storing garden furniture correctly is essential to keep everything in good condition for next season. This is not only important for homeowners, what about small café or restaurants with outside seating? At some point, the weather will deteriorate where nobody sits outside. If you don’t have enough space at home or your business premises, perhaps you should consider a self storage unit.

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Choosing The Right Self Storage Unit

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Anyone can use self storage units but the concern for many is knowing how much space they really need. Traders and start-up businesses find self storage more cost effective to set up an office in their home and use storage facilities for their equipment or stock. Moving house or renovating is stressful enough without having to worry about running out of storage space. This is where choosing the right storage facility can make all the difference.

It is challenging to visualise how much space you need especially for first-timers. But this is an important step in the process as you don’t want to pay for space you don’t need. Many self storage facilities offer a wide range of units in varying sizes so it’s all about asking the right questions. Knowing why you need a storage unit is only the beginning as there are so many reasons. We’ve highlighted the top 6 reasons why people use our facilities in Bristol, Stroud and Gloucester:

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Checklist: Preparing A Room For Decoration

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Self storage for decoration is something to really consider while moving or redecorating. As with most things in life, preparation is vital. Perhaps you’re moving or looking to add an extension, a conservatory, a new kitchen or bathroom or simply a new coat of paint. What will you do with the furniture? How do you pack and safely store your small, personal belongings? What is the best way to use self storage for decoration?

Whatever project you take on, small or large, your belongings need protection and safe storage. This includes protection against dust, paint and damage either from moving around or the builders themselves. Self storage for decoration is important in getting a room ready and neglecting this step could put your renovations and decoration work at risk. Continue reading