I think that when it comes to protecting furniture during a move, I can consider myself as a pro already. During the past few years, my family and I had several moving occasions due to reasons I could not count anymore. Because of that, each move made me wiser and better when it comes to protecting the things I invested money on, to make sure that its quality of beauty would be preserved.
Moving is an exciting event in your life, because you feel that you are in a different world, where everything seems fresh and new. It is a different story though if you see your furniture with dents and scratches because you were not able to make the proper protective covering for your furniture, that could have prevented the damages.
Anyway, to make sure that your furniture will still have the same quality when it reaches your new home, here are some pointers to consider:
If you have cabinets, chests, consoles, that have drawers, you have to make sure to empty the drawers and clean the surface before the move. The things inside the drawers can scratch the inner part of your furniture, which is not a good thing at all. As a homeowner, you do not want to damage any of your furniture inside and out.
Your home might also have some IKEA furniture pieces, or perhaps furniture that can be assembled and disassembled. For instance, a bed frame can be disassembled, and you need to do that because of three things:
– So it will not eat a lot of space in your truck during the move
– So that packing will be easier
– So that dents, breaks, or other damage will not happen
Wrap your hardwood furniture with thick blankets to ensure that the surface of the wood will not be damaged. I personally like blankets over bubble wraps when it comes to larger wood objects because bubble wraps just will not do, if you have heavy items such as wooden tables, cabinets, and chairs.
When using packaging tapes on furniture, make sure that you do not stick them directly, because this might just chip off the paint. What you can do is use a cardboard or plastic before taping the furniture, to protect the surface of your items when unpacking them.
You should also make sure that you are using a large enough truck that can fit everything that you need to bring with you during the move. This will prevent you from overloading, which can lead to damaged furniture pieces.
Lastly, if you want to make sure that all of your furniture will be safe when it reaches your new home, try not to stack them on top of one another when loading it inside the truck. Take your time, because you have all day to move them anyway. Try not to do them quickly; because the more you choose to do it quickly, the more likely it is for you to lose concentration on how to properly stack them.
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