Care Guide: How To Look After Your Storage
Sure, storage keeps your clutter hidden away. But sometimes what’s on the outside counts, too. Luckily for you, we know how to keep up appearances. So clean up your act and read on. Here’s how to care for your storage.
General storage care tips
Cleaning natural materials is less difficult than you might think. Often, all that is required is a regular dusting or a quick wipe down with a damp, clean, lint-free cloth.
Assembly instructions
Some of our products are a combination of self-assembly and partial assembly, which will be highlighted on the product page.
Remember to read the instructions before you begin. If you have any questions, please contact our Customer Service team, and we will gladly assist you.
Some products may be designed to be fixed against a wall, so contact your local hardware store to get the appropriate fittings for your wall type to avoid DIY disasters.
Veneered and solid wood storage
Regular cleaning is essential. You'll need two clean, lint-free cloths: one damp to wipe down and one dry.
Immediately clean up any spills.
On any stubborn stains, use a diluted, wood-friendly detergent.
Use no abrasive or harsh chemicals, polishes, or sprays.
Small scratches on veneer can be repaired with a small amount of oil polish, while solid wood can simply be sealed with matching varnish or paint. Always test in a hidden location first.
Keep your storage away from direct sunlight because the light and warmth can cause colour fading and movement of the wood.
Place your storage away from radiators; heat can cause the veneer to lift away from veneered pieces and solid wood to move.
Just a reminder: because solid wood is a living and changing material, excessive heat, cold, and moisture will affect it and may cause bowing or hairline cracks over time.
Glass and metal storage
Wipe up spills and finger marks with a clean, dry cloth
Maintaining doors and hinges
Doors and hinges can become looser with repeated use. Before making any adjustments, check the assembly instructions to ensure you're using the right tools.