Storing Upholstery

Posted on: August 8th, 2014 by safeselfstoragecalgary No Comments

Storing furniture is often necessary when renovating or purchasing real estate. If your furniture is stored for more than a few weeks in a storage facility, you must carefully wrap the items to ensure their longevity. Wood furniture dries out, and upholstery fabrics fade when they are not properly packed into storage. Careful packaging preserves and protects your belongings throughout the duration they remain in storage.

Wood and upholstery should be covered to protect them from dust and light. Drape fabric with acid-free tissue paper to keep its color from fading, then spread a tightly woven, unbleached canvass cloth (available in hardware stores) on the floor, and wrap the entire piece of furniture securely inside it.

Upholstery should be taken outside and brushed before it is placed in storage. This will scatter the spores, so you don’t want to do this indoors. Run a vacuum over the upholstery and clean with a solution of denatured alcohol (one cup of alcohol to one cup of water). Dry thoroughly, using a fan if necessary.

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