Transporting and storing furniture is high on the list of stress-inducing activities.  In addition to being heavy and burdensome to rearrange, furniture is a significant purchase and most people want to ensure that it stays in good condition. Making sure that furniture remains secure and undamaged should be a top priority when deciding to utilize portable storage containers to move your furniture or store it long-term. Read on for some helpful tips from the team at UNITS® Moving and Portable Storage of Charleston, South Carolina.

Clean furniture before storing.

Using appropriate cleaning solutions to address any spills, grime or dirt on furniture is important before you store it in a portable storage container. This will keep stains from becoming set and harder to remove. After your furniture has air-dried, wipe off dust or dirt to ensure it’s as clean as possible before storage.

Wrap your furniture to avoid dings and dents.

While our portable storage units are designed to ensure maximum stability and security, wrapping your furniture in moving blankets, old linens or blankets will ensure that you avoid scratches or other potential damage. Box springs and mattresses should be covered in plastic to ensure they remain clean and free from allergens.

Store your furniture tactically.

Furniture storage may seem daunting but with a little foresight, organizing each piece properly is a breeze. The back wall of the unity should be stacked with heavy items that you can place other items on. Lighter and softer items should be placed on top to properly utilize the space. It is important to try to fill all the empty space – whether it’s on top or under a table – as this prevents items from shifting while in transit. Lastly and perhaps most importantly, keep your essential items like mattresses towards the front so that they are easily accessible.

We hope these tips help as you store your furniture. Whether you are moving or simply need the extra space, call UNITS® Moving and Portable Storage of Charleston, South Carolina at (843) 203-0700 or contact us online to book your container today!

Moving to Charleston? Check out these local attractions

Few would argue that Charleston, with its natural beauty, history, and culture, is one of America’s favorite destination cities. Historic Antebellum Mansions, architectural wonders, Civil war sites, pristine beaches, barrier islands, and mouthwatering low country cuisine are just a few reasons why the city captivates all who visit. Beautiful year round, the weather can’t be beat here! Read on to see some of our favorite attractions in Charleston:

Magnolia Plantation & Gardens

Known as “America’s Last Large-scale Romantic Style Garden”, Magnolia is unlike most of the country’s botanical gardens because of its informality and natural tranquility. Tourists from around the world have visited the Gardens since the 1870s for their beauty and variety. Some sections are 325 years old, making them the oldest unrestored gardens in America. Today there are an extensive variety of flowers from camellias, daffodils, and azaleas to other species that bloom all year round. The house and gardens are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Rainbow Row

This series of 13 brightly-colored Georgian houses along the waterfront is a unique sight and an unmistakable part of Charleston history. The homes, first constructed around 1740, were used by merchants who would run their business downstairs and live upstairs. After the Civil War this area became very run down until a local judge and his wife purchased the section of houses. They painted their house pastel pink and neighbors began to follow suit. Don’t miss this iconic photo opportunity!

Read on to find wrapping, packing, and moving supplies in the Charleston area to help you with your furniture moving process:

The Home Depot

2008 Magwood Drive

Charleston, SC 29414

(843) 556-2447

Lowe’s Home Improvement

3125 Glenn McConnell Pkwy.

Charleston, SC 29414

(843) 852-9099

The UPS Store

164 Market Street D

Charleston, SC 29401

(843) 723-1220



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