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How to Store Bedroom Furniture in Self Storage

May 1, 2023 |

When it comes to moving, downsizing, or decluttering, your bedroom furniture is often one of the biggest challenges. It’s bulky, heavy, and sometimes fragile. That’s where self storage can come in handy.

In this guide, we’ll walk you through the process of storing your bedroom furniture in self storage, from preparing and protecting your items to organizing your storage unit for easy access. So let’s get started.

Preparing Your Bedroom Furniture for Storage

Before you can store your bedroom furniture, you’ll need to prep it to ensure it stays in good condition. If you don’t prep your items they could become damaged while in storage so it’s always a good idea to spend a little extra time getting your bedroom furniture into the right condition so it will survive storage.


Vacuum your mattress thoroughly to remove any dirt or debris. If needed, spot-clean any stains with a mild detergent and water, but make sure the mattress is completely dry before storing it, if you don’t do this your mattress could become mouldy and could be dangerous to your health.

If you get storage from a reputable company then your unit will be clean but it’s always good to protect your items as much as possible. To protect your mattress from dust, dirt, and moisture, invest in a high-quality, breathable mattress cover. Avoid plastic covers, as they can trap moisture and lead to mould or mildew growth.

Finally, when storing your mattress you will need to store it flat, this helps to maintain its shape and prevent damage, store your mattress flat on a pallet or a flat surface in your storage unit. Avoid stacking anything heavy on top of it, this will protect the springs or the foam inside of your mattress from becoming damaged.

Protecting fragile bedroom items

To protect fragile items like mirrors or glass tabletops, wrap them in bubble wrap or foam padding, making sure all edges and corners are covered. Use packing tape to secure the protective materials. When you have safely wrapped these items label them so you or your moving company will know that the items are fragile, this way they are less likely to become damaged when moving them.

A tip to make sure your items arrive safely at your storage container is to clearly label boxes containing fragile items with “Fragile” and “This Side Up” to ensure they are handled with care during transport and storage.

Disassembling Furniture to make storage easier

Disassemble large or bulky items like bed frames, wardrobes, and dressers to make them easier to transport and store. Keep track of any hardware like screws or bolts by placing them in a zip-lock bag and taping it to the corresponding piece of furniture.

When moving your heavy bedroom furniture, use moving blankets or furniture pads to cover surfaces that may be prone to scratches or dents. Secure the padding with packing tape or stretch wrap to keep it in place during transit.

Packing Materials for Protecting Your Bedroom Furniture

To properly protect your bedroom furniture while in storage, you’ll need the right packing materials such as bubble wrap, packing paper, moving blankets, corner protectors, packing tape, clear boxes, labels, markers and any tools you may need to make your move a little easier.

Organising Your Storage Unit for Easy Access

When it comes to storing your bedroom furniture in a self storage unit, organisation is key. If you don’t plan how your going to store your items in your storage unit then it can be difficult to find your items when you need them next.

Before moving your furniture into your storage unit, create a floor plan that outlines where each item will go. This will help you make the most of your space and ensure you can access your items with ease.

When you get to your storage unit you should always start by placing large items like mattresses, bed frames, and wardrobes in your storage unit. Place them against the walls to create a sturdy foundation and maximise floor space. Mattresses however should be stored flat with no heavy items on top which can cause damage.

To get the most out of your storage unit I would advise you to make use of vertical space by stacking lighter items on top of heavier ones. Ensure that the heavier items are stable and can support the weight of the items above them. Use plastic storage containers to store smaller items like bedding, linens, and smaller decor pieces. This will help you stay organised and make it easier to find and access your items when needed.

Create a clear path through your storage unit so you can easily access items at the back. This will make it much easier to retrieve items without having to move everything around. Clearly label boxes and furniture pieces with their contents and any special handling instructions. This will make it easier to find and access your items when you need them.

By following these tips and taking the time to properly prepare and protect your bedroom furniture, you’ll ensure that it stays in great condition while in storage. And if you’re looking for a reliable storage facility in East London, be sure to check out our East London Storage or storage in Islington for top-notch services and facilities.