Tips for Storing Large Items in a Storage Unit

Smiling woman seated on floor looking up while assembling a newly unpacked furniture item.

When you’re moving from one place to the next, you will inevitably wind up coming across a larger item that needs to be moved and, in some instances, stored. Due to size, these larger items can be daunting and a bit intimidating to move out of your space. If you’ve found yourself in this exact situation, you’re absolutely going to want to check out today’s blog post where the team at EZ Storage® in St. Luis goes over a few tips that can help when it comes to storing larger items in a storage unit. Let’s get started.

Plan Ahead

When you have large items that you need to move to a new place, you absolutely want to plan ahead so that you can properly accommodate these various items. This may be in the form of having enough people to help move them, enough space to store them, or even something as simple as the tools needed to break them down.

Before you get started moving, you absolutely want to make sure that you spend a day or two going through your house and figuring out which items are going to need some additional disassembling and assistance moving so that you can determine what types of accommodations they’ll need.

Disassemble Furniture

Larger items are much easier to move if they’ve been disassembled in advance. A prime example of a piece of furniture that is much easier to move after it’s been disassembled is a bed frame. From the headboard to the actual frame, taking apart this large piece of furniture makes it so much easier to get it out of the room, into a truck, and into a self-storage unit.

When disassembling furniture, you do want to make sure that you’ve set aside enough time so that you can be organized and safely disassemble these pieces. Ensuring all pieces stay together and that all hardware is bagged up and kept with the larger pieces is a must. When you rush through the disassembling process, you wind up with missing parts or damaged furniture, neither of which are ideal scenarios.

Label Pieces

As we just finished saying, winding up with lost or damaged parts of a larger piece of furniture is not the ideal outcome of these big-item moves. This is where labeling the various parts comes in handy.

Once you’ve disassembled your piece of furniture, organize the various pieces of each piece of furniture with like pieces. Once you’ve done that, take some time to label them so you know which piece of furniture that they belong to. One of the primary benefits to this is that if things move around during the move, you can quickly figure out where these pieces belong.

Using this same technique for the bag of hardware that is used to hold this piece of furniture together can make sure that there aren’t any mixups when getting ready to put these pieces together. At the end of the day, though it may seem like a time-consuming step, it’s entirely worth the ease of moving some larger items.

Protect the Items

More often than not, the large pieces of furniture that you’re disassembling are going to be some of the more expensive items that you’ve invested in and are likely staple parts of your home decor. With that in mind, the last thing that you want is for these pieces of furniture to wind up scratched up or damaged. This is exactly why you want to make sure that you spend plenty of time wrapping and covering these items carefully.

The type of coverage that you use will vary on the size of the furniture and the material that it’s made of. If you have wooden pieces of furniture, wrapping them up in a towel or a blanket can protect them during the move. For more fragile items like ceramic or glass, bubble wrap or packing these items into a storage unit with a hard exterior can help ensure safe travels.

Store Your Belongings at EZ Storage® in St. Louis

Finding the right-sized unit for larger items is no longer a struggle when you rent a storage unit from EZ Storage® in St. Louis. Our storage company offers a variety of storage units ranging in sizes so that you can find the unit that best caters to the items that you need stored. Contact our team today, and we will be more than happy to answer questions, provide you with some guidance on which storage unit would be the best fit for you, or get your newly rented storage unit ready for you.