Protect Your Furniture When Moving: How To Tips
Protecting you furniture when moving takes time, but it’s worth it. You have busted your butt to buy the items in your home, so why not take the time to protect them during the move? After the move when you’ve arrived at your new home you’ll have a multitude of things to worry about. Avoid having to repair items by properly protecting them the first time. These tips will work whether you are moving into a new home or relocating these items to storage.
Gather Your Supplies
At first blush, you may think all you need to pack and protect your furniture when moving are some cardboard boxes, tape and moving blankets. While these items will work, investing in a few more supplies will ensure your move or relocation to a storage facility is flawless. Head to our local store at 29025 Euclid Ave. Wickliffe,OH 44092 or call us for delivery at 440-361-9994 and purchase the following:
● Packing tape
● Bubble Wrap
● Sofa and mattress covers
● Plastic stretch wrap
● Sealable plastic bags
● Picture Packs
First Thing’s First
To ensure your furniture arrives at your new home scratch free, make sure to thoroughly clean all pieces. Cleaning the furniture before you move also means it won’t be so difficult once you get to the new place! Document any existing scuffs or imperfections.
Whenever possible, dismantle your furniture. Remove the legs from tables and couches and remove cushions. Also take bed frames completely apart. In short, if a piece of furniture can be safely dismantled, do it. This will make the furniture easier to move and will help prevent damage caused by brushing up against walls or door frames. It will also make it easier to pack your moving truck. Keep the following tips in mind:
● If available use an owner’s manual to correctly dismantle furniture.
● Use sealable plastic bags to hold the screws and other hardware for each piece of furniture. Tape the bag securely to the item to prevent losing any hardware. If the item is very complex record yourself with a video camera to remember the sequence when you go to put it back together.
● If an item of furniture has a lot of pieces, use masking tape and a marker to note where each piece goes. This will ensure your furniture is protected.
Consider dismantling furniture the day before to save time on moving day. If you use professional movers this will save you lots of time and money on move day.
Furniture pads and plastic sheeting are two of the best tools at your disposal when it comes to safely moving your furniture. Use furniture pads to protect delicate wood pieces. Plastic wrap or specially designed plastic sofa covers should be used to protect your upholstered items. Old blankets or packing blankets will work in a pinch. It is also a good idea to use corrugated cardboard sheets in between wooden pieces. This adds extra protection and helps prevent gouges or scratches while furniture is being transported on the truck.
The Bright Eyed Moving Way
At Bright Eyed Moving, we know just how stressful relocating can be. We strive to do everything within our power to ensure that your move is completed seamlessly. We can move you locally or long distance and even transfer your business. Give us a call! We are the experts you can trust. Our employees are held to a much higher standard than other companies in the industry. When our professionals arrive at your doorstep, they are ready to help you relocate and complete every task required for your move. The characteristics we look for in perspective employees are integrity and a willingness to go above and beyond. You can rest assured your movers will be bright eyed, upstanding individuals who really enjoy what they do.
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