Sofa’s and Soft Furnishings:
Clean sofa’s etc with antimicrobial cleaner which is compatible with your sofa. Let it dry thoroughly. You can purchase sofa covers specifically designed for long term storage. These are readily available on sites like ebay etc. Or use your own breathable materials such as cotton drop cloth, canvas or other sheeting. Do not cling film/shrink wrap Sofa’s for long terms storage. This traps moisture and in turn can cause mildew and damp issues. Use breathable materials such as cotton drop cloth, canvas or other sheeting.
Always insure that your breakables are bubble wrapped, and stored in a minimum of 2 ply cardboard boxes. Do not use cheap (crisp boxes) boxes as these often tend to split when transporting. You do not want your granny’s best china smashed over the floor of the removal van!
Clean and/or polish wooden items of furniture. Cover bigger items with fabric sheets both in transit and in storage. For smaller items bubble wrap can keep them safe from damage.