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Couch Storage Tips

Posted on: June 20, 2018 | by: Stor-Mor November 7, 2018

Your sofa treats you well, it is important to return the favor when moving and storing it. If your couch isn’t moved and stored correctly, you will notice a difference in the quality of the couch. Protect your couch from damage by following these moving and storage tips!

The Top Tips for Cleaning and Moving a Couch

Before you can store your sofa, it is important to prepare it for storage and move it correctly. Try out these tips!

Clean the Sofa: Before storing the couch, it is important to give it a proper cleaning. Vacuum the sofa to remove any crumbs, hair and lint. Once the couch has been vacuumed, find the tag that details the manufacturer’s approved instructions. The fabric codes for cleaning the sofa are listed below:

  • WS: Use a mild detergent with a steam vacuum
  • S: Dry cleaner detergent only
  • X: Vacuum only. Do not use water or a cleaner.
  • W: Use water to clean it

Use a Furniture Polish: Treat any wooden pieces with a furniture polish before storage. This will help to maintain the quality of the wood and protect it from any damage during storage.

Use a Leather Treatment: If your couch is made of leather, apply a leather treatment before storage. This will help to prevent the leather from drying out and cracking during storage.

Remove Legs: This step is not always necessary but can help with the ease of the move. If you have to remove the legs, do so carefully to prevent any damage from occurring.

Cover the Couch: Use sheets to cover the sofa while it’s in storage. Do not wrap the couch in plastic. Plastic doesn’t breathe, and it is important that your cover allows the material of the furniture to breath.

Moving a Couch: Never try to move a couch by yourself. Depending on the weight of the sofa, have at least two people handling the couch at all times. When moving a couch, angle it so the feet will go through the doorway first.

How to Store a Couch

  1. Keep the Couch Covered: Use a sheet to keep the sofa covered while it is in storage. If the couch isn’t covered during storage, dust and dirt can settle on it causing damage.
  2. Elevate the Couch: Overtime, moisture can seep up from the floor of your storage unit. This can damage any sensitive items that touch the floor. When storing a sofa, place it on pallet boards to keep it elevated.
  3. Store the Couch Horizontally: Do not store the couch on its side. This can damage the springs and structure.

Stor-Mor Has Household Storage Solutions

Are you looking for a location to store your couch? Consider a storage unit rental with Stor-Mor! We have storage facilities in Colorado Springs, CO, Fort Collins, CO, Littleton, CO, Cypress, CA, Anaheim, CA and Torrance, CA. Our storage facilities have 5×10 and 10×10 storage units, perfect for storing a couch and some other house household items. Contact us to rent a storage unit today!

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