Tips to Protect Your Furniture when Moving

Furniture is very fragile regardless of its appearance. In the process of relocation it is common to leave several scratch marks or break some chair legs. A lot of people don’t pay attention to this fact and so end up having issues with favorite sofas having torn upholstery or severely damaged kitchen cabinets. Don’t neglect your furniture and ensure that it is protected in the process of relocation.

1. Gather Supplies

For furniture protection boxes and tape will not be enough. So your goal is to collect special supplies required for furniture protection. For instance, you’ll need bubble wrap, plastic stretch wrap, special covers for mattresses and sofas, plastic bags of different sizes that can be sealed, and corrugated cardboard sheets. Even on the stage of planning and booking your moving company discuss this issue so that you don’t get caught by surprise when your mover won’t be able to offer you these materials.

2. Prep Furniture

Before you begin packing the furniture, ensure that you thoroughly clean it. Not just dust it on the shelves, but use detergents for cabinets and fridge, vacuum all armchairs and sofa, clean any debris from drawers. This will not only lighten up your move, but also provide you more comfort at the final destination. Furthermore, you’ll be able to put something inside the drawers to save some space.

3. Dismantle in Advance

The earlier you dismantle and pack the furniture, the better. Remove all legs and handles so that they don’t get damaged when moved. However, don’t do it as you wish. Make sure to use manual for each piece, otherwise you risk breaking some machines and furniture and getting to the point of no return. Use sealable plastic bags for all minor pieces you dismantled and put these bags inside of the pieces you took them from. Don’t transport legs separately from the table or chair. This will only increase the risk of losing important parts.

4. Wrap Correctly

Don’t just wrap the furniture as you wish, make sure to do it properly. Use bubble wrap and plastic sheeting for this purpose. Bubble wrap will protect delicate wooden pieces, while plastic wrap can protect your upholstered items. Instead of plastic wrap you can also use old or packing blankets. Corrugated cardboard sheets will also work great in between wooden pieces. 

5. Have a Placement Plan

And the final most important issue in the process of furniture relocation is its positioning in a moving truck. Whether you move yourself or hire a moving team, ensure that you put all furniture pieces carefully so that they don’t move around the truck when transported. Make a plan to use the space in the most efficient way. Take your time to plan everything to save your furniture.

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