How to Keep Furniture Mildew Free at a Storage Unit

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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.

Things You'll Need

  • Paper towels or clean rags
  • Furniture wax
  • Mattress bag

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

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.

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

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

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

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

Tips & Warnings

  • Choose a storage unit that is clean and well maintained.
  • No precautions can guarantee your furniture will not be damaged in storage.
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