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Care Guide: How to look after your storage

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
When it comes to cleaning natural materials, it’s easier than you might think. It can often be a simple case of a regular dust, or a quick wipe down with a 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. So before you get started, remember to read the instructions. If in doubt, get in touch with our Customer Services team and we’ll be happy to help
  • Some products are designed to be fixed against a wall, so to avoid any DIY disasters, contact your local hardware store to get the appropriate fittings for your wall type

Veneered and solid wood storage

  • Regular cleaning is key. You’ll need a couple of clean, lint free cloths – one damp, to wipe down, and one to dry
  • Wipe up any spills immediately
  • Use a diluted, wood-friendly detergent on any stubborn marks
  • Don’t use harsh or abrasive chemicals, polishes or sprays
  • To repair small scratches on veneer, you can use a small amount of oil polish, and for solid wood, you can just seal with matching varnish or paint. Always test a discreet area first 
  • Try to keep your storage out of direct sunlight – the light and warmth can cause colour fading and movement of the timber
  • Don’t place your storage directly in front of a radiator – on veneered pieces, heat can cause the veneer to lift away, and cause solid wood to move
  • Just a reminder: solid wood is a changeable and living material, so excess heat, cold and moisture will affect the timber and could 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

With regular use, doors and hinges can sometimes start to loosen. Consult the assembly instructions before making any adjustments to ensure you use the correct tools. If something breaks, please contact our Customer Services team and we’ll do our best to sort it out.

Spare parts

If you need any parts replaced or notice that something’s missing, our Customer Services team can arrange a replacement.

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