Can You Protect Your Furniture When Moving?
We often invest a large chunk of our money into the furniture we buy to decorate our home. But how can you avoid damaging it during your move? The delicateness of the furniture coupled with its high purchase cost may prove difficult to move if you don't take steps prior to the move - and use a team of professional Tulsa Movers.
Whether you hire a Tulsa Moving Service Company or do it yourself, you nonetheless, have to handle your furniture with a lot of care when you decide to change homes. Failure to take proper precautions when packing your furniture could result in:
However, you don’t have to go through the misery of finding your precious and expensive furniture destroyed when you unpack. With the right choice of moving supplies and some well thought out tricks, you can easily move your fragile furniture around without the fear of damaging them.
The following furniture packing tips will help to ensure the safety of your furniture when moving to a new home or location:
First, get the right packing supplies
If you think that all you need to do to keep your furniture safe is get cardboard moving boxes, packing tape, and moving blankets, then you are horribly mistaken and may pay a high price for the mistake. You will have to add a few more supplies that will ensure that your move to your new home will be hassle-free and free of costly mistakes to your furniture. Just visit your local hardware store and look for the following items:
Second, Dismantling the furniture
It is better to dismantle the furniture when you plan to relocate them rather than carrying them as a whole. Dust the furniture clean and then start the dismantling process. Remove the legs from the couches and tables. Unscrew the bed frames from the other parts of the bed. The reason why this is a good option is that it will prevent damages that could occur when the furniture is brushed up against walls.
Not only will it prevent destruction from occurring to your furniture but also, it will be much easier for you to fit them in the moving truck and take less space in it. Just be careful when you decide to dismantle the furniture that you read the owners’ guide which will instruct you on how to dismantle a piece of furniture without ruining it.
Gather the screws in a seal-able plastic bag and tape them securely to the correct furniture so that you don’t lose them and to ensure that the proper screws go with the correct furniture. You can also code them using name tags so you know which screws belong to which furniture.
Third, Know how to wrap correctly
Plastic sheeting and bubble wrap are two of the best tools that you can have at your disposal when it comes to keeping your furniture safe. The bubble wrap will protect the delicate wooden furniture piece and plastic wrap can be best suitable for upholstered items. It is also important to add the corrugated sheets in between the wooden pieces to avoid damage from pieces of furniture rubbing against other objects.
Protecting your furniture should not be too difficult a chore to do. Just follow the above-mentioned guidelines and with a little extra moving day preparation your furniture will reach your new home safely and in one piece!