Moving into a new home can be exhausting. There is a lot involved in planning for the move, conducting the actual moving of your items and finally unpacking and arranging your items in your new home. Among the most valuable items in your home are your furniture. You want to ensure that all your furniture reach their destination without any damages. For this reason, here are a few tips to help you secure your furniture during your move.
Disassemble The Furniture
If possible, dismantle parts of your furniture before packing or storing them. This involves removing the legs of your chairs, couches or tables. You can also dismantle your bed frames and take out the drawers of any desks. Some of these parts usually brush up against your walls and door frames when being moved, which can cause damage. Therefore, removing any removable parts of your furniture not only makes them easy to pack, but also allows you to wrap or pack the individual parts perfectly to prevent any damage. Any loose covers and cushions that may get in your way should also be removed and stored safely.
Be careful when dismantling your furniture. You want to make sure you get it right, so consider using your user's manual. In addition, to ensure you don't lose any items, especially screws, put them in sealable bags. If your furniture has a lot of pieces, you may want to label where each piece fits. This will ensure you don't have any problems reassembling your furniture. Dismantling your furniture is something you should do before the actual moving day to save on time.
Wrap The Furniture
For the parts that cannot be disassembled, protect them by wrapping them. Bubble wrap and plastic stretch film should help with this. However, you must be careful when wrapping wooden furniture. For any of the dismantled wooden pieces, consider using corrugated cardboard in between them. This will help prevent scratches during the move.
In addition, wrapping your wooden furniture, especially if the furniture will be stored for a while before use, is a bad idea. This is because wood is organic and, therefore, it has to breathe. Covering your wooden furniture with wrap can damage the wooden surface. Therefore, before using the bubble wrap, cover your wooden furniture with furniture pads or moving blankets first. This should help with the breathability by preventing direct contact of the wood with the wrapping material.
For more information and advice, contact a company that specialises in furniture removals.Share
12 December 2016
I'm going on a year of foreign exchange, so I am moving all of my stuff into a storage unit until I get back so I can save money on rent. I don't have much money so I am trying to do this for as little money as possible as I want to make sure that I know the best way to pack things to save space and get the smallest possible unit. This blog has some of the tricks that I have picked up in packing my household in the most space-efficient way and should be useful for anyone else packing up a household for storage.