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How to Store Leather Furniture

Leather furniture beautifies any home. Leather resists tearing and punctures, is durable and absorbs perspiration, which makes it more comfortable for people who sit on it. Furniture made from leather is mildew resistant; it stays warm in the winter and cool in the summer. If you need to store leather furniture, it's important to do it correctly to ensure the furniture will be in excellent condition when you take it out of storage.

  1. Contact a professional upholstery cleaning company to clean your leather furniture before you store it.

  2. Use paste furniture wax on a soft cotton cloth to polish any wooden parts of your leather furniture after you have had it professionally cleaned.

  3. Place heavy plastic sheets on the floor of the room, garage or storage unit where you will keep your leather furniture.

  4. Move your leather furniture into the storage unit, and place it on top of the plastic sheets.

  5. Cover your furniture with moving pads or cotton bedsheets or bedspreads.

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Ellie Kuykendall has been writing and editing professionally since 1997. Her travel and insurance articles have appeared in national magazines. She's contributed to four books and is currently writing her own book. She received a bachelor's degree from University of San Francisco.