If you are going to keep your yurt dismantled and in storage, make sure that all the canvas is completely dry. In order to dry it completely before dismantling, light a fire in the yurt’s stove or expose the yurt to sunlight as necessary.
If mice or moths are likely to gain access to the storage place, take precautions such as spraying insect repellant. Moths are quite common in Mongolia and are the main source of damage to the sheep-wool felt when yurts are kept in storage.
The procedure for dismantling yurts is the exact opposite of that for assembling yurts; the last step in the assembly process is the first step in the dismantling process. Be careful not to collapse the crown while you are taking out the rafters. It is better to have one or two persons inside holding the crown and pillars stable as you take out the last of the rafters. Fold each of the canvas coverings separately and bundle the rafters together in bunches small enough to be carried. Fold the lattice wall segments and bind them securely so they will not come loose. It is better to position the wall segments vertically or on their sides so that they will not lose their convexity when there are stored for a long period.
Storing your yurt inside when you are not using it will significantly extend the lifetime of the outside coverings of your yurt. When you store your yurt inside, the main things to keep in mind are the need to dry the outside coverings before putting the yurt into storage and to avoid storing the yurt in a damp location.
You can wash the inner and outer cotton canvas just as you do any kind of cotton product. As for the wooden parts, these can be cleaned in the same way as wooden furniture by wiping it with a damp cloth.