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Storing Furniture in a Storage Unit: How to Move and Store a Couch

Storing Furniture in a Storage Unit: How to Move and Store a Couch


Large pieces of furniture can be very difficult to move, and therefore require more care when doing so. Are you looking to move and store your couch? In order to prevent the furniture piece from getting damaged during the process, it is important that you understand how to properly move and store a couch ahead of time. Follow these great tips!

How to Move a Couch

  • Not measuring the couch: Before moving the couch, it is important to know just how big the furniture piece is. Not only will this help you to plan the best route for getting the couch out of your house, it will also help you to choose the ideal storage unit size for you.
  • Not disassembling the couch for storage: When moving a couch, it is helpful to make the furniture piece as easy to move as possible. Remove all cushions, pillows and legs from the couch. These loose items should be stored all together to prevent pieces from getting lost.
  • Not protecting the couch while moving it: In order to protect the corners of the couch from getting dinged when being moved, wrap the corners of the couch with cardboard. Additionally, the fabric has the potential to be exposed to all sorts of damaging liquids, dirt, dust and other debris. Protect your couch from getting stained or damaging by covering it with moving blankets.

How to Store a Couch in a Storage Unit

  • Not cleaning the couch: One of the most common mistakes people make when storing items is not making sure the couch is completely clean. Before placing the couch into storage, vacuum it off to remove any loose debris. Be sure to also vacuum underneath the couch cushions. After vacuuming the couch, use an upholstery cleaner to remove any caked-on stains or dirt.
  • Not keeping the couch covered in storage: When storing a couch, it is essential to keep it covered during storage. Use moving blankets to cover your couch and prevent dust and dirt from settling on the furniture piece. Avoid using a plastic cover on the couch, though, because this can trap moisture which can result in the formation of mold or mildew.
  • Stacking items on the couch during storage: Another common mistake when storing a couch is stacking items on top of the couch during storage. While this may seem like an easy way to maximize storage space, it can actually result in the couch springs becoming damaged or the cushions being lumpy.
  • Not using a climate-controlled storage unit: When it comes to storing a sensitive furniture piece like a couch, it is important to utilize a climate-controlled storage unit. A climate-controlled storage unit will best protect your couch from dangerous fluctuations in temperature.

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Looking for a storage unit near you? Oakley Self Storage has a storage facility in Oakley, CA with both climate controlled and traditional storage units available. No matter how small or large of a storage unit you need, we are sure to have a storage unit size perfect for you. If you’re simply looking to store your couch and a few smaller items, consider the 5x10 storage unit. For storing furniture pieces from multiple rooms, consider the 10x10, 10x15 or 10x20 storage unit.

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