If you’re considering putting some of your furniture into storage, whether it’s on a temporary or long-term basis, there are a few things you’ll need to know. Follow our SureStore guide to furniture storage and make sure your items stay clean, dry and secure. 

Where should I store my furniture?

If you’re decorating your property or need to create some extra space, you may be able to keep any additional furniture around your home, such as the garage space or a spare room. However, for a more practical and long-term storage solution, you should consider self-storage. 


At SureStore, we offer secure home storage units ranging from 10sqft to over 275sqft. Our innovative home storage solutions mean you’ll benefit from a simple remote access procedure with unique keycode entry, a state-of-the-art security system, a flexible managed storage plan, and support from our self-storage experts. 


Discover your nearest SureStore Storage location and book your home storage solution online today to receive a further 5% discount. 

How much storage space do I need? 

When storing furniture it’s crucial that you choose the right-sized self-storage unit to avoid any damage. Take a look at our self-storage unit size guide. Our 50sqft storage unit can store the contents of a 1-bed flat, whereas our 275sqft storage unit can store the contents of a large 5 bedroom home, including garden and shed contents! Our experienced SureStore team is always available to offer any assistance and ensure you choose the right-sized storage unit for your furniture. 

How will I transport the furniture? 

If you can’t fit the furniture in your car, then you may need to arrange other transport to the self-storage facility. Our SureStore self-storage locations boast an instant van hire service in partnership with Hertz. Van rental prices start from just £16 per hour or £75 per weekday, plus the cost of fuel. Each of our SureStore location pages also recommends a local removals company if required.  


Many of our SureStore self-storage facilities also offer drive-up storage units, which operate in a similar way to a private garage, allowing you to drive directly to your unit. Storing furniture has never been so easy! 

How do I prepare my furniture for storage? 

Investing some time and effort to clean your furniture pieces before they go into storage can help to keep them in good condition. Damp and mould can cause severe damage over time, so it’s important that you remove any dirt and only place your furniture into storage once dry. Any upholstery may need vacuuming, and infested woodwork should be properly treated to avoid further damage. 


Warm, soapy water is ideal for cleaning wooden furniture and once dry it should be treated with furniture wax to avoid cracks. Sofas and armchairs may require upholstery cleaner, and any silver or metal items should be polished to reduce tarnish caused by oxidation.  

How will I fit my furniture into a self-storage unit? 

Even if you’ve chosen a large self-storage unit, you should still make the most of the space. When possible, it is always a good idea to dismantle large furniture pieces, such as bookcases and wardrobes. Remember to save all the loose screws or bolts in a labelled plastic bag in order to save any confusion when it’s time to rebuild your furniture. 


Bigger items, such as mattresses and sofas, should be stored vertically around the edge of the storage unit to save space in the middle for other items. Store paintings and mirrors vertically to avoid any long-term damage. 

Where can I get storage supplies?  

To make storing furniture and household items even easier, each of our SureStore locations boasts a Box Shop offering a range of packaging supplies. Discover dust covers for various pieces of furniture, including armchairs, mattresses, and sofas. We also offer bubble wrap for more fragile items, stretch wrap and transit blankets to prevent any damage to or from storage. 

For more self-storage tips, take a look at some of our previous SureStore blog posts including how self-storage can help you to de-clutter your home.