Storing your beloved belongings is a tricky project. You want your furniture to be safe and secure for the time it will be tucked away. And you have other expenses, so you don’t want to spend a lot.
Whether you’re storing your furniture for a month or a year, you want everything protected so when you return, so it’s just as it was when you stored it. Let’s look a few options for furniture storage.
Home Sweet Home
Do you have a friend or family member with room in their garage or basement? You can’t beat the price on a storage solution like this.
But there are difficulties too. Most garages and basements aren’t climate-controlled, and extreme temperatures and moisture are the enemy of furniture wood, metal, and glue. There could even be flood or fire damage in this situation.
If it’s a temporary solution, make sure your furniture is clean and dry and cover it with blankets before storing in a basement or garage.
A temporary solution for a remodel or move is a portable shed. These can be very inexpensive, but the cheapest don’t have floors. In that case, use wood pallets and cover them with tarps or rubber flooring. Wrap furniture well to protect it from the elements—and figure the cost of these materials into your shed cost.
Prices vary greatly on self-storage units, so do thorough research before you choose.
- The farther from the center of town, the cheaper storage units tend to be.
- Climate-controlled units are preferable if you will be storing any wooden furniture. But these will cost a little more each month.
- Sizes vary. The storage companies have a pretty good idea of how much room you will need depending on the number of rooms. If you set up your unit carefully, you can have pretty good access to stored items.
- Security is important. A security fence and great lighting are essential, as are security cameras. Sometimes the owner lives on site, a security bonus.
See Related: The Complete Beginner’s Guide to Storage Options
Portable Storage Units
Companies such as PODS will bring a small storage unit to your yard and pick it up when it’s full. This is convenient for loading, but pricey. And you won’t have access to items in storage until you unload.
Few Moves Storage Assistance
Few Moves Moving Company partners with local storage facilities that offer secure, clean, climate-controlled storage. We help get you great rates, and your furniture is protected with proper packing and access to valuation insurance.
If you need storage, call Few Moves at (919) 999-6201 in Raleigh or (910) 512-6999 in Wilmington, or request a quote online. We can get you special storage rates and help with packing, supplies, and loading your storage unit. Call Few Moves today for help with your furniture storage!