How to Store Furniture Properly

Whether you’re moving to a new house, having a clear-out or simply need to empty a room for a few days while you’re decorating, there are plenty of reasons why you might need to place your furniture in temporary storage.

It’s essential that you find a company that you can trust to treat your items with care, as poorly-stored items can be prone to damage in transit or rot if not stored correctly – and that’s where TFM Removals comes in. Our dedicated team have years of experience with the removal and storage of furniture and pride themselves on offering a reliable and efficient service at a reasonable price, so you can rest assured that you’re in safe hands.

Storing wardrobes, chests of drawers and bed frames

Large furniture items like wardrobes, chests of drawers and bed frames come with their own unique set of problems to consider. Most notably, their size – these items are often large, awkward or heavy, so manoeuvring them through doorways can be difficult or even impossible. Luckily, TFM Removals know just how to get them out and into storage safely and easily.
If an item can’t fit through doorways, our team will carefully dismantle it, wrap all separated sections with moving blankets and secure them inside the vehicle, before unloading them carefully at our storage facility.

Storing mattresses and bedding

Mattresses present a slightly different challenge – while not usually as heavy or awkward as a wardrobe or chest of drawers, they can’t be taken apart to make transporting them easier and it isn’t as easy to store them in a way that uses your storage space efficiently.

We provide durable plastic bags to keep the mattress clean (as well as bedding bags for any bedding you need to store), and our experts will usually secure it to the side of the container, leaving you more floor space for additional storage items and preventing the mattress from losing shape if heavy objects are put on top of it.

Storing mirrors

Fragile furniture items like mirrors require even greater care during the removal and storage process. First, we will wrap the mirror in thick packing paper to protect it from any bumps on route, taking care when taping the item not to get any tape on the mirror itself, as this can leave marks on the glass. Then we wrap it in a layer of bubble wrap for extra protection, before taking further precautions when packing the item and unloading it at our storage depot.

Storing console tables, drawers and bookcases

Our process for furnishings like console tables, drawers and bookcases is similar to the process we use for larger items such as wardrobes and chests of drawers. Having disassembled where appropriate (bookcase shelves often come loose, so it’s better to unscrew them if possible), wrapped the item in moving blankets and loaded it carefully onto the delivery vehicle, we will unload it at the destination and store it safely and efficiently. Usually, it is better to store larger furniture items at the back of the container, allowing you to sift through smaller things more easily if required.

Storing chairs and sofas

Although it may not always be readily apparent, some large sofas can be disassembled, usually splitting into two pieces that can be more easily moved, loaded onto vehicles and stored. TFM Removals’ team of experts have a wealth of experience in the removal and storage of these furnishings – having disassembled where possible, we then cover the items in moving blankets to keep the material free of dirt and transport them to the storage unit.

What TFM can do for you

With almost thirty years of experience in the industry, TFM Removals’ professional team know everything there is to know about removals and storage, providing an expert service tailored to your specific needs. Our processes have been perfected over thousands of jobs, so we know exactly how to transport your furniture safely and use your storage space in the most efficient way possible to ensure you don’t pay for more than you need.

We offer both temporary and long-term storage solutions to ensure that we can meet your requirements – whether you need to free up a bit of space for a couple of weeks while you decorate a room or you’re moving abroad for a year and need your belongings kept safe for a longer period, we can help. And if your stay abroad turns into a permanent move, we can even arrange for your items to be shipped across to you with a minimum of hassle.

If you need to store your furniture for a period of time, TFM Removals’ family-run service has everything you need to ensure your belongings are kept safe. We provide secure, dry and fully insured storage units, a team of experts to help with the removal process, a range of storage options and access to shipping companies if you need your items sent on at a later date.

If you’re in need of storage solutions, give one of our storage experts a call today on 01621 786 110 to get a fixed quote or contact us by email – you can be sure the team at TFM Removals won’t let you down.