How to Properly Store your Couch

Whether you are moving or have acquired new furniture, you may have a couch on your hands that is in need for a stay in our storage units at A1 Access Storage in Salt Lake City. Before placing your couch in storage we recommend you follow the steps listed below to properly prepare your couch for storage.

Thoroughly Clean It

Before placing anything in storage you will want to make sure it is cleaned thoroughly. Buildup of dust and dirt can damage the integrity of the couch, especially its fabric. Do some research and find the best way to clean the fabric of your particular couch. Vacuum out any food crumbs or dirt you can find. After cleaning make sure your couch is completely dry before placing it into a storage unit.

Find the Right Storage Unit for your Couch

The size of your storage unit will matter when it comes to storing larger pieces of furniture. Measure your couch to gather the appropriate dimensions you will need in a storage unit. You will want to make sure you have enough room in the unit to place the couch flat on its feet. Make sure you give yourself enough room for additional padding or covering that may be placed over the couch as well. A1 Access Storage in Salt Lake City has a variety of sizes when it comes to storage units and we can easily get you one that will suit all of your storage needs.

Protect your Couch

You will want to make sure the quality of your couch stays the same while it is placed in storage. To protect your couch during transit, dismantle all the parts you can to help you for easier lifting and moving. Before leaving it in storage you will want to protect your couch by covering it with a sheet or drop cloth to protect it from accruing dust, dirt, or moisture. Never use plastic couch coverings. These just cause a build-up of moisture thus causing the growth of mildew.

Store it Off the Ground

While you need to place the couch flat in your storage unit, it is still wise to find a way to lift it off of the storage room floor. Placing your couch on pallets or on a tarp can protect it from any harm that may occur from an unexpected spill. Never prop a couch up on its side or back. This can cause damage to the frame of the couch and warp its shape.

Now that you know the steps needed to prepare your couch for its stay in a storage unit at A1 Access Storage in Salt Lake City you can rest easy knowing it is safe and secure. No matter what you need to place in storage we can help you in all of your storage needs. Call our facility today to see what units we currently have available.