Storing Your Bedroom Furniture
If you’re renovating your home, or you plan to be out of town for a few months, you may be thinking about storing some of your furniture. If you plan to store some of your bedroom furniture, such as your bed frame, mattress, and box spring, you’ll want to be sure you find the most ideal space for them. At EZ Storage® in St. Louis, we can show you a number of standard and climate-controlled unit options, and recommend the best one based on the number of pieces you need to store. Above all, we want you to feel confident that your property is protected!
Your Mattress and Box Spring
You use your mattress and box spring every single day, and they should be the first pieces you think about when it comes to how they’re stored. You want to be sure that they’re properly wrapped and protected, and there are several plastic options from which you can choose.
Once you have them wrapped, you’ll want to think about how they’re placed in your self-storage unit. Placing them against the wall can be an option, but if you plan to store them that way for more than a few months, it could result in damage to the springs and padding. Gravity can take its toll on the mattress and box spring when they’re stored standing up, and it’s often a better option to store them horizontally, just as they would be when you’re sleeping on them. You’ll also want to be sure to elevate them off the floor of your storage space so that they can breathe and be less susceptible to damage.
Dressers, Nightstands, and More
The other pieces of furniture in your bedroom, such as the dresser, nightstand, and bed frame, are most likely made of wood. It can be easy to scratch and damage wood furniture when moving it, so you’ll want to make sure the corners and feet of each piece are padded and protected. When you get them to your unit, you’ll want to take the time to ensure that they’re positioned properly so they won’t fall over or be damaged by other belongings in the space. Try to leave a bit of space between each piece so that you can put softer items such as towels or pillows between them (in bags, of course).
If you’re storing bedsheets, pillowcases, and other linens, you’ll want to make sure they’re properly protected from damage. Trash bags can be a good choice, but you’ll want to make sure they’re not scented and are heavy enough so they don’t tear from the weight of your linens. If you’re stuffing them between pieces of furniture, make sure the corners don’t tear the bags and cause things to fall out. Soft items can be great for filling voids in your storage space, but you don’t want to stuff the unit to the gills.
If you have bedroom furniture and items that you need to store, come to EZ Storage® today. We have four locations in the St. Louis area, and would love to help you find the perfect unit.
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