When you’re moving to a new home, you have to carefully get all of your belongings safely out of your home and then again at your new home. The drive alone can cause concern wondering if everything is going to survive a bumpy road or stop and go traffic. Moving furniture may be one of the items you worry about the least seeing that it’s heavier and less delicate than your glassware or artwork. However, furniture is actually just as delicate as those more obvious fragile items because furniture could get scratched, broken, dented, or ruined. Be sure to use these five tips that will help you to make sure you are protecting your furniture from point A to B.
Proper Wrapping and Securing Drawers
The first thing to keep in mind is that you’ll want to properly wrap your furniture and secure all loose elements before transporting them from the house. When it goes into the moving van, you’ll want wrapped pieces that aren’t going to scratch against the van floor or walls or even other furniture. In the event of rain, you’ll want to make sure you’ve considered waterproof wrapping to avoid the possibility of getting rain into the van where your furniture is.
Make sure to purchase or rent several duvets and masking tape that you can make sure protect your furniture, especially with cabinets or sideboards, and then pad wood furniture, even on the corners, to protect your pieces. Even soft pillows and quilts can help to protect your furniture and help to avoid scratches or paint chippings on the corners. Sometimes a flat box will even help protect pieces that can fit.
Before wrapping your furniture, make sure you’ve secured all of the drawers and doors. You wouldn’t want a door to swing open as you’re placing it into the van, or a drawer to slide out during transport. Secure everything and then wrap it to make sure it stays in one piece. You may even want to remove the doors and drawers on some pieces for extra protection.
How to Carry
Now that you’ve secured your pieces, you’ll want to strategize on how things are carried. You’ll want to make sure that nothing is carried by just one person and that there are always at least two people carrying the items. A moving company would send out two people so be sure that you aren’t trying to do this alone either.
Before moving anything out of the door, make sure you can carry the items high and low, being able to go backward and diagonally without a problem, because there may be parts of the carrying process that require unusual positions to get the job done. Make sure that you can handle this before attempting to take things to the van; otherwise, you may find yourself struggling and dropping pieces.
Make sure not to force any of the pieces through spaces they don’t fit like a narrow doorway, but instead, take extra precautions to avoid breaking or fabrics tears such as removing the glass from windows or taking doors off the hinges. While it may sound like extra work, it may be simpler than it sounds and will help to avoid breaking pieces or tearing couch fabrics. You don’t want to force anything once in the van either, since two trips is sometimes better than one or a professional moving service could bring an adequate van if they know what stuff you are trying to move in advance.
If you want to ensure that nothing is damaged and that no pieces will get lost from disassembly and removal of drawers, hire a professional mover to handle the job. They will be able to ensure the van is the correct size, pieces are wrapped properly, and that nothing is damaged leaving the home or putting it into the van. Talk to the Professionals Moving Specialists about a moving quote today.