When To Store Your Furniture

Posted on: 18 April 2016

Furniture is a funny thing. When you are younger, you often do not have enough of it, and as you age, you tend to get too many pieces. For a variety of reasons, you may end up with two sofas, three dining room tables, and twelve mismatched chairs. While you may be able to get rid of some of these pieces, you may want to keep others, either for practical or sentimental reasons. When you encounter this problem, you should consider moving your excess furniture into a storage facility.


Often, you will inherit certain prized furnishings from your relatives. Aunt Rose may leave you her antique marble table and her bedroom set. As much as you may love these items, they may not match your decor, or you might simply not have the room. If you cannot bear to sell or give away these items, you should consider putting them in a climate-controlled storage facility. They will be protected from extreme temperatures and humidity while you consider your options. Your living situation can change in a year or two, so storing furniture may be a practical short-term option. 


When you move in with a partner, you have two households of furniture to blend. You may consider immediately getting rid of unneeded duplicates, like multiple dining sets or couches. Even if you are in love, you should proceed carefully before getting rid of your furniture. Unfortunately, relationships break up every day, and if you sell your furniture, the replacement cost can be frightening. Instead of limiting your options, you can store extra furniture for at least a year to hedge your relationship bets. Doing so is affordable and sensible. 

Selling Your Home

If you are selling your home, you can often make it more attractive to potential buyers by storing some of your furniture and other possessions. Buyers want to imagine how their items will look in the space, and your clutter can overwhelm them. Investing in short-term storage can certainly speed up the sale process and limit the time you spend preparing for each showing.

When you find yourself with too much furniture but do not want to sell it or give it away, renting a climate-controlled storage unit at a company like Allen's Transfer can solve your problem. This step is simple, affordable, and practical. You can keep the furniture pieces you want without stumbling over them every day.