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Welcome to Spacer! The AirBnB of Furniture Storage!

Spacer is Australia’s #1 Storage Marketplace with over 200,000 members across the country.

We have over 30,000 furniture storage options available to rent, sourced from local property owners with empty space and commercial operators who offer exclusive discounts to Spacer members. Whether you need temporary storage while you’re moving house or are storing antique furniture long-term, we have plenty of options available.

Furniture Storage Commonly Asked Questions

How much does it cost to store furniture monthly?

Furniture storage can cost anywhere from $117/month to over $800/month. The cost of furniture storage is influenced by the location of the storage unit, size of the storage unit, the level of security offered and the current demand. Storage units towards the outskirts of cities are typically cheaper than inner-city locations. For example, a 7.5 sqm upper level unit in Kurnell NSW is around $65/month cheaper than the same storage unit type in Camperdown. You can rent out smaller spaces (around 2 sqm) to store one or two pieces of furniture for less than $100 a month.

City1 Bedroom2 Bedrooms3 Bedrooms4+ Bedrooms
SydneyFrom $135/monthFrom $149/monthFrom $345/monthFrom $478/month
MelbourneFrom $117/monthFrom $212/monthFrom $291/monthFrom $352/month
BrisbaneFrom $166/monthFrom $203/monthFrom $263/monthFrom $411/month
PerthFrom $143/monthFrom $217/monthFrom $229/monthFrom $351/month
AdelaideFrom $164/monthFrom $227/monthFrom $263/monthFrom $325/month
CanberraFrom $265/monthFrom $303/monthFrom $370/monthFrom $426/month

*The prices in the table above may change. The information was collated from a number of online storage companies from the storage units available at the time.

If you’re booking a space at a commercial facility, prices can fluctuate depending on access. For example, driveway access to your storage unit can cost you around $80/month extra compared to ground floor units. Upper floor units are the most affordable and are around $60/month cheaper. As you can imagine, space that makes it easy to access and remove your furniture is the highest in demand.

At Spacer, our most popular storage space types are single or double car garages for 3-4 bedroom homes. These spaces can be up to 50% cheaper than traditional storage options and are usually located in more inner-city suburbs.

What is the best way to organise furniture in a storage unit?

  • Start with the heaviest furniture items.
  • Work your way forward from the back of the storage unit.
  • Avoid cramming.
  • Be careful stacking!

We spoke to Jen, the founder of Happy DIY Home, and Imani from Clearsurance.com, about the best way to organise furniture in a storage unit. Jen recommended starting with an inventory list or spreadsheet to help you keep track of all your furniture pieces, especially smaller items. After you’ve cleaned, disassembled and covered your furniture, you can start loading your storage unit starting with the bigger, heavier pieces. If you need access to particular items regularly, save these for last and place them in front so they’re easy to reach.

You can go vertical to free up floor space, but be careful about stacking! Don’t store anything on top of your leather furniture for example as it can leave permanent indents. Imani also recommended avoiding tightly cramming all your furniture in the storage unit as it can result in damage.

How should you store your furniture long term?

How you store furniture long term is influenced by the material of your item. We spoke with Marco, a certified interior designer from Housegrail, on how to prepare your furniture for long term storage.

  • Fabric: Give fabric furniture a good vacuum before you place them in storage and use a fabric cleaner if possible.
  • Wood: Polish wood furniture before placing the item in storage. It’s also important to avoid plastic coverings as they can damage the wood long-term.
  • Leather: If possible, have your leather furniture professionally cleaned before placing it into storage. If you’re unable to do this, try to ensure all surfaces are completely dry to avoid mold growth and wrap the furniture in cotton or flannel sheets.
  • Glass: Wrap these in packaging paper, bubble wrap and if possible, place them in a box.
  • Mattresses: Vacuum and wrap your mattress with a storage bag or plastic cover and try to store it flat on an even surface. Storing a mattress on its side can damage it. Some experts recommend rotating the mattress once a fortnight to avoid shape changes, but that’s often impractical unless you’re visiting your storage unit regularly.

When storing furniture long-term, try to avoid your items touching the floor directly. Marco recommends placing plastic sheeting on the floor and using old bed linens to cover furniture. For further protection, you can purchase pallets to place your furniture on, allowing more air to circulate around each item. Imani from Clearinsurance.com, also suggests allowing around 2 inches of empty space on all sides of your furniture to prevent damage from humidity. For long-term storage, stacking items on top of your furniture can cause them to warp over time.

How should you store antique furniture?

Our three experts, Jen, Imani and Marco, recommended disassembling as much of your antique furniture as possible and using cloth coverings. Similar to more modern furniture, try to clean, polish and dry your antique items as best you can before putting them into long-term storage. Before moving into your storage unit, check the area is free of moths, cockroaches and other pests that could cause damage. If possible, store your antique furniture in a temperature and humidity controlled environment, such as a climate-controlled storage container or, for a peer-to-peer option, within a home.

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