If you are planning on moving valuable items into a long term storage unit you should take special consideration in storing them properly to ensure their quality and life. We want to make sure you have all the resources you need to help you appropriately store your items, whether leather boots, handbags, jackets, fur coats, or quality upholstered furniture.
It is very important to know how to store leather, furs, and quality upholstery. Here is a short list of steps to take when storing your special items:
Making sure your leathers are clean will help uphold their quality during storage and treating them with leather conditioner will also help with the quality and life of your leathers.
The absorbency of acid-free paper helps to keep a balanced moisture level.
For items you plan to hang make sure you are using wide, sturdy hangers. Because leather is heavy, you don’t want creases to develop on your items or have the hangers bend and/or break during storage.
Store hanging items in a fabric bag, plastic bags or wraps will hold in unwanted moisture. Suitcase or wooden trunks would be best for non-hanging items. Leather needs to breathe properly to avoid mildew.
If storage unit is too hot leathers can dry out and crack.
Having your leathers cleaned before storage is always good to assure quality is maintained during storage.
As with leather, too much moisture can cause mildew in fur fabrics. It is good to allow them to breathe to make certain all cleaners and any other moisture is completely dried.
The easiest way to ruin furs is by storing them in undesirable climate.
Make sure to clean covers and surfaces well. Fabric disinfectant would be most beneficial here to help further protect from mildews and mold.
To make moving and organizing within your storage unit it is best that all pieces of furniture are broken down as much as they can be.
This helps protect your furniture from dust as well as keeping unwanted moisture out.
This is a very unlikely scenario but if your items are worth storing, they are worth protecting. That means preparing for the worst.
Concrete draws in moisture so creating a barrier between the floor and your items will help keep that moisture out.
If you have any questions about what type of conditions our Reno NV storage units provide or if you are looking for any other long term storage tips please contact us.