Moving to a new home is often both exciting and stressful, because as optimistic as you are about the new beginnings ahead, you’re probably not looking forward to moving everything you own from one place to another.
Furniture is one of the hardest things to deal with when it comes to moving. You want to get everything done as quickly as possible, but you don’t want to risk ruining your property because you’re in a hurry.
Furniture Protection Techniques
Depending on the size of your furniture, the material it’s made from, and whether the pieces can be disassembled, you can use a few options to protect your property when you’re moving.
- Blankets: Wrapping your furniture in moving blankets is a good idea for large pieces that can’t be taken apart. Recliners, couches, dining tables, and the towers of entertainment centers are good candidates for this option. Moving blankets are thick and can keep furniture from being scratched or cut during transit.
- Plastic Wrap: Pieces of furniture that have shelves or drawers can be kept in order with plastic wrap. By wrapping the areas that open, you can prevent having drawers fall out or catch on other structures during the move.
- Newspaper: If you’re able to take some of your furniture apart (like desks or tables with removable legs), wrapping the smaller pieces in newspaper is a good way to protect the surfaces of your furniture. Newspaper can also make bundling the pieces easier because you won’t have to worry about getting tape residue on your property.
- Boxes: Furniture that can be completely or partially disassembled can be placed into boxes, then padded to protect the contents from impact. Glass cabinet doors and delicate end tables can be packed this way. Just be sure to label the boxes as “FRAGILE.”
Convenience & Organization
Taking your furniture apart can be inconvenient, but it’s sometimes necessary if you want to keep all of your property as safe as possible.
If you need to disassemble pieces of your furniture, make sure you keep all of the screws, nuts, bolts, and other connectors in a dedicated plastic bag. Label each bag so that you remember which screws belong to which piece of furniture.
You can either store the bag of hardware with the furniture or keep all of the hardware bags in a designated place for safekeeping.
Hopefully, this short guide has proven helpful when it comes to safely moving your furniture. At the end of the day, though, moving is hardly easy when you’re handling the process alone.
We’re here to help, though.
If you want to save yourself time and effort, reach out to Smooth Move. We’ll take care of everything for you so that relocating in and around South Carolina is a breeze.
Our professional movers can pack your belongings, transport them to your new home, and unload them so that you don’t have to worry about that aspect of your move at all.