Maintaining your furniture and household goods is a good choice when you are living situation is up in the air or you want furniture out of the way through remodeling or otherwise want to remove furniture from your home but do not want to sell it. Properly preparing your sofa for storage and taking specific precautions when placing the furniture in storage can help ensure that if you take it out of storage it’s in precisely the same condition as if you place it in.
Clean out the sofa fabric well by wiping it down with a antimicrobial cleaner labeled to your particular sofa material. Allow the couch to dry completely.
Polish any wooden or metal parts of the sofa with a clean rag and also an appropriate polisher according to the instructions supplied by the product’s manufacturer.
Remove any detachable wooden or metal legs or other components and place them in a bag or box. If there is any chance they will potentially jostle around and scrape or damage each other, then wrap each in bubble wrap or another acceptable packing material before you place them in the bag or box.
Put each completely dry, removable couch pillow in a plastic bag or wrap it with vinyl.
Establish pallets down on the floor of the storage unit.
Cover the pallets with a layer of thick plastic sheeting or a tarp.
Cover any wooden or otherwise vulnerable corners of the couch with bubble wrap or cardboard.
Set the sofa in the storage unit atop the plastic and pallets, making sure it isn’t directly connected with the walls or near any objects which could potentially stain or otherwise damage it. Set the sofa up on end only if you absolutely require the space and you think that the couch is sturdy enough to resist this positioning.
Drape a cotton drop cloth, canvas or other sheeting over the couch to protect it from dust. Additionally, there are commercially-available bags especially designed to match over couches in storage.