One of the most frustrating results of moving is finding out that your furniture was bruised, and some of the legs and glass broken. Apart from being an extra expense to replace and repair the broken items, they never really look the same even after repair. To ensure that does not happen to your beloved furniture next time you move, here are five tips to protect the furniture from dings and scratches.
Buy Packing Supplies
Furniture removals require specific wrapping supplies different from the standard tape, boxes, and scissors. To protect your furniture correctly, buy a lot of bubble wrap, sofa or mattress covers, plastic stretch wrap, sealable plastic bags and cardboard sheets. Additionally, use old sheets and blankets to protect your couches and cupboards from damage.
The easiest way to transport furniture is to dismantle them. If this is an option, use the manufacturer's manual. Alternatively, find a carpenter who can do the job for you since you can cause more damage during the drilling and unscrewing process. However, if it is not possible or easy to dismantle an item, you can try to remove certain things like knobs, casters, glass, drawers and anything else that can come off. Wrap all the glass items with cardboard boxes so they won't break or scratch during the move and be sure to label it clearly. The sealable plastic bags can be used to hold screws, knobs and all those small items from the furniture that get easily get lost.
Wrap the Furniture
It is critical that you wrap your furniture entirely if you don't want any dents and dings. Once you have removed all the small items that can come off and pillows from the couch, gather plenty of bubble wrap and plastic sheets. Use a lot of bubble wrap on the wooden furniture and plastic wrap on upholstered items like the couch. If you don't have enough bubble wrap and sheets, use old blankets to cover the furniture. Be sure to use cardboard sheets between any two furniture items in the truck, so they don't go bumping into each other.
Have a Logical Placement
Even though everything will end up in the truck, all the square and tall items like dressers, cupboards, and desks should go in first and placed against the wall of the truck. Place the mattresses next and then move the couches. Ensure everything has been secured with a rope or hooks to avoid falling.
These few tips will go a long way in protecting your furniture during a move. For more information or advice, contact a removal service.