How to Protect your Furniture- a Quick Guide

How to Protect your Furniture- a Quick Guide

Whilst protecting your furniture isn’t going to be top of your list during a move, it is obviously a major concern, and you will need to follow simple rules to ensure that all the furniture is transported to your new home without any damage.

GATHER MATERIALS

If you are carrying out the packing yourself, you’ll need bubble wrap, Styrofoam, old towels, pillow cases, tape, and boxes. It is better to be overprepared as opposed to underprepared, and fragile items like vases and glass will need extra packing, so it’s better to have too much material, just in case.

CLEAN YOUR FURNITURE

Cleaning your furniture prior to packing it will ensure that you don’t transport any dust into your new home. It can also limit the number of germs being transferred and prevent large dirt particles from scratching the surfaces of your wooden furniture.

EMPTY AND DISSASSEMBLE

Drawers of furniture may be full of magazines, removes, personal items etc, and it is tempting to leave them in there during transportation. However, you risk drawer contents being broken in transit. Following the removal of contents, the next step is to disassemble the furniture as much as possible. You need to remove the legs, screws, nuts and bolts- which need to be kept safe ready for reconstruction following the completion of the move into the new house. They will then take up less room and they are less likely to get damaged.

PACKAGE

You need to wrap anything prone to scratching or breaking in protective packing materials, whether it be old towels, bubble wrap, or specialist packaging. Odd shaped objects such as glass vases can be packed away inside telescoping boxes, safely wrapped in Styrofoam. You must cover any upholstered furniture in old sheets and/or blankets to prevent them from marks and damages, as well as dust.

DECIDE AND SELL

By preparing for the move, and seeing what furniture you do have, you can make decisions as to what you really need to keep and what can be either thrown away, given to a charity shop or sold on. You will need to consider whether things are worth keeping, as they will take up more space when trying to move. When clearing out the contents of drawers and cabinets, you will be sure to items that can be thrown away. You can choose to take them with you, or to get rid of them. By removing all the unnecessary items, you will allow more space for the important items, and then you wrap them with more material and spend more time securing them.

Protecting furniture is an important part of any move, and time should be allocated to make sure they are looked after properly, ready for transportation. You will need to take the necessary precautions to ensure their protection, and make the removal as stress-free as it can be.

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