1. Use furniture polish on wood items to prevent scratching.
  2. Remove legs, leafs from the furniture if possible. Place all hardware in a plastic bag and tape it to the furniture.
  3. Use old blankets or bubble wrap to wrap furniture to avoid scratching. Do not put tape directly on the finished surface of wood.
  4. Use cushions and pillows for padding between large items. Place them in a bag to protect them.
  5. Look up! Most storage units are quite tall. Make the best use of your storage area by stacking to the ceiling. Put the heaviest items on the bottom and lightest and fragile ones on top.
  6. Couches and love seats can be placed on end to save space. Place a protective covering under and over the items to protect from moisture and dust.
  7. Kitchen and dining room chairs can be stacked on top of each other with protective cloth in between to protect them.
  8. Leather items should be treated with leather conditioner before storage.