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Can you keep plastic wrap on furniture in storage?

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September 20, 2013 under Self Storage


Answered by Nicole La Capria

September 24, 2013

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Plastic shrink wrap, while effective for protecting upholstered furniture during a move, can be damaging under some conditions.

Shrinkwrap in Storage

When furniture is placed into storage, shrink wrap can trap moisture and even melt in the heat, sticking to and ruining the surface of your furniture. Unless your storage unit is climate-controlled, you should not use plastic shrink wrap on your furniture. Instead, opt to use moving blankets to cover and protect your pieces.

Additionally, plastic shrinkwrap should bever be used on the following surfaces under any circumstances:

  • Wood
  • Leather

The slightest bit of condensation can cause detrimental damage to fine leather or finished wood surfaces. Even during a brief move, wood and leather furniture should be wrapped in moving blankets or packing paper before/instead of plastic shrinkwrap or bubble wrap.

Packing Professionals

Find out more about using the appropriate packing materials to protect furniture for your move, or consider hiring professional packers. Pro packers are trained and knowledgable in the proper procedures for packing all of your items to ensure every last belonging's safe and undamaged arrival at your new home.

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