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How to Keep Furniture Mildew Free at a Storage Unit

Whenever you store furniture, there is always a concern that it will be damaged by mold or mildew. Follow these steps to prevent your stored furniture from growing mildew.

Whenever you store furniture, there is always a concern that it will be damaged by mold or mildew. Follow these steps to prevent your stored furniture from growing mildew.

  1. Choose a climate-controlled unit. These units do not experience extreme temperatures or the high humidity levels that encourage mildew growth.

  2. Check all furniture for any moisture or musty smells. Clean any furniture with a musty smell before storing and dry any furniture that is moist.

  3. Wipe wooden furniture clean and apply a furniture wax coat. The furniture wax will protect the wood from any moisture or mildew.

  4. Defrost and thoroughly dry any refrigerator or freezer you are storing. Store it with the door open to prevent it from mildewing inside.

  5. Place any mattresses in mattress bags. These bags are specifically designed to protect your mattress during storage.

  6. Drain washing machines thoroughly before storage. Dry the inside of the washing machine and store with the door open.

  7. Tip

    Choose a storage unit that is clean and well maintained.

    Warning

    No precautions can guarantee your furniture will not be damaged in storage.

Warning

  • No precautions can guarantee your furniture will not be damaged in storage.

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Kaylee Finn began writing professionally for various websites in 2009, primarily contributing articles covering topics in business personal finance. She brings expertise in the areas of taxes, student loans and debt management to her writing. She received her Bachelor of Science in system dynamics from Worcester Polytechnic Institute.