How to make sure your furniture is safe?

Moving day is getting closer and you’ve only packed small items? Without any questions, you have a lot of bulky items and large furniture that requires special handling and a lot of packing materials. It will be difficult dealing with this stuff without experience and equipment; therefore, it is wiser to address skilled movers.

Such large items as beds, sofas, pianos, tables, or china cabinets are rather hard to handle as they are heavy and take a lot of space, moreover, they damaging easily and require sound protection. In order to start packing make a list of everything you are planning to take with you and get rid of everything you no longer need. Organizing a garage sale you will also earn extra cash. As soon as you will know what items should be delivered to your new address start buying packing materials to ensure safe transportation. Best solution to guarantee everything will go right is hiring residential movers and entrusting them with all these responsible assignments. If you have decided to handle packing by yourself, make sure you have enough materials:

  • Bubble wrap;

  • Packing tape;

  • Furniture blankets;

  • Old blankets or towels to provide extra protection;

  • Corrugated cardboard sheets and more.

Don’t forget cleaning your furniture before wrapping and packing. The first step is removing all the items stored in your dressers or cabinets and start disassembling everything that can be taken apart. Useful tip: all small details keep in one plastic bag taped to corresponding piece of furniture in order not to lose anything important. While wrapping your furniture parts, use enough of tape to make sure wrapping won’t slip off, exposing your items.All disassembled parts should be wrapped separately and stored in labelled boxes, so it will be easier finding them later.

Packing of heavy and difficult items

It is easy putting all your clothes into boxes but, when it comes to heavy electronic stuff it is important dedicate enough time and efforts. Also, books are considered one of the heaviest possessions and it is wiser to pack them in suitcases with wheels. If planning to use boxes, don’t forget to reinforce the bottom with extra layer of tape.

To pack your kitchen electronic like mixers, toasters use great amount of bubble wrap and packing peanuts to ensure their safety. Electronic objects are easily damaged and the best way to transport them is in their original packing as it is perfect in size.  Your mirrors and artwork as well require careful handling. It is better to cover them with acid-free tissue paper and then bubble-wrap; besides, there are special carton boxes for transportation. If you have any doubts regarding packing these fragile items – order this service from your moving company.

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