Giffen Furniture Removals Top Tips For Furniture Storage

Sometimes a house move doesn’t quite run as smoothly as it should and you’re left with a house full of furniture you aren’t able to move into your new place. So what do you do?

That’s when a temporary furniture storage space comes in handy. Using a temporary storage space to store your furniture can help to protect your belongings from exposure and damage while you sort out your new address and get it ready for your actual move-in day.

If you’ve never used a storage space for your furniture before or are unsure about how to best protect your belongings while they are in storage, here are some handy tips and tricks that may help.


When To Hire A Temporary Storage Space For Your Furniture  

Giffen Furniture Removals When To Hire A Temporary Storage Space

There are a few different reasons why people would be searching for a temporary furniture storage solution. Here are some scenarios of when moving your belongings into temporary storage might be the ideal solution for you:

  • When your new place is not move-in ready yet and you need somewhere to hold your belongings in the interim
  • You are moving into a smaller place, downsizing or waiting to sell your items
  • During a temporary transition period – like moving interstate, or selling off estate items
  • If you’re leaving the country or going on a long trip and don’t need your furniture in the meantime


Storage Tips 

Giffen Furniture Removals Storage Tips

Here are some handy storage tips to consider when it comes to cost-effective furniture storage:

  • Do your homework – explore the different options available to you as well as the different costs and packages involved. Some removalists can offer a package deal where they move your belongings to your new address and can store some of your excess furniture temporarily.


  • Get an idea of the actual amount of belongings you have. This will give you an indication of what type of temporary storage option you should be looking into whether it be a smaller self-storage space or an entire storage container.


  • Make a detailed inventory list of all your belongings that you intend to store for tracking purposes. This ensures you know exactly what furniture items you have placed into storage. Which means when you eventually need the item, you’ll know exactly where to find it.


  • Clean your furniture thoroughly before storing it away. This includes:
    • Removing dust on wooden furniture with a slightly damp soft cloth dipped in mild soapy water. Once dry, polish the wood with a wax protectant timber polish.
    • Cleaning fabric items like couches or pillows with upholstery cleaner
    • Cleaning any metal parts with a cloth and metal polish
    • Ensuring that all furniture is completely dry before packing it away


  • Once your furniture is in your storage space, cover as much of them as you can with drop cloths to keep dust and other debris out. Sidenote: covering your furniture with plastic is not a good idea as this material is non-breathable and can trap moisture and condensation – leading to mould growth and other damage.


  • Disassemble furniture where possible before packing away. Taking your furniture apart can help make packing your items easier and prevent scratches or breakages. Be sure to store screws or loose bits and pieces into small bags and tape them onto the back of your furniture to ensure they don’t get lost.


  • Protect fragile/breakable items such as glass, mirrors, antiques and heirloom pieces by carefully wrapping them in bubble wrap. As an alternative, everyday items such as sheets or even towels are another great option for wrapping and protecting your fragile items.


  • Elevate furniture off the floor where possible. Leaving furniture on the floor of your storage space can leave them susceptible to flooding or even ruined by dampness. To prevent this, lay some pallets across the floor of your storage space to keep your items elevated.


Professional Furniture Storage In Brisbane North 

Giffen Furniture Removals Professional Furniture Storage

Giffen Furniture Removals are trusted furniture storage and removal experts in Brisbane North. If you’re in need of a temporary storage solution for your furniture items and belongings, then you’ve come to the right place.

Here are some great reasons why you should store your belongings with us:

  • We offer flexible short and long term storage solutions
  • We can pick up your belongings and store them in our facility on your behalf
  • Our team can pre-pack and disassemble your furniture items to save you time
  • We offer combined furniture removal and storage deals to suit every need and budget
  • Our storage space is convenient and easy to access
  • Your items will be safe, secure and taken care of
  • We offer a cheap and affordable storage solution

Call Giffen Removals today on (07) 3162 6783 for a free storage quote and discover why we’re Brisbane North’s trusted choice for temporary furniture storage.

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