Moving, especially a cross-country move, can be extremely stressful. One of the most challenging things about moving is getting your items packed and transported to their new location, especially the bulky items. Furniture can be problematic, not to mention the potential for damage if it’s not handled correctly. The experts at Sky Van Lines have provided the following tips to help you protect your belongings and stay stress-free during the move.
What is the Best Way to Protect Furniture when Moving?
Clean Furniture Before Loading: Scrutinize your furniture and take some time to clean it thoroughly before your move date. Following the manufacturer’s recommendations for cleaning and take care to use the right cleaning materials. As you clean, be sure to note any damage beforehand, so you will know it didn’t happen during the moving process.
Furniture Disassembly: Take your furniture apart whenever possible; otherwise, your items are much more likely to get damaged. Taking your furniture apart has many benefits, including making them easier to fit in a moving truck for transport. If you are not sure how you can begin by looking up the instructions online. Keep a copy of the instructions, as you will have to put the furniture together when your furniture reaches its final destination.
Packing Materials to Protect Furniture: Keep your furniture safe by taking the extra time to pack your furniture using the correct packaging materials. Use bubble wrap for items made of wood, glass, and mirrors and plastic for upholstery items like chairs and sofas. Keep mirrors safe from breaking by using tape to form a large X. If you don’t have bubble wrap and plastic, you can substitute blankets and sheets instead.
Use Moving Blankets: Covers and bubble wrap works wonders, but moving pads are designed to provide additional padding and support for your furniture. Moving blankets are specially designed to protect furniture from damage during the loading, transportation, and unloading of your furniture.
Moving Insurance: Despite your best-laid plans, accidents happen. While preparing for the worst possible scenario and protecting your furniture from harm certainly goes a long way. You can also take the extra step of requesting additional insurance to protect any items not covered.
Pack Furniture the Right Way: Your Sky Van Lines Moving experts can assist you with loading your boxes and other belongings, but it’s a good idea to learn the process if you have to move items on your own in the future. Use containers to stabilize other items and begin by loading larger pieces. Take the time to measure your furniture to have any informed idea of the amount of space it will use during transport. This will also help you when you move into your new location.
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Your furniture is more than just a bunch of stuff; it has memories and personal meaning. It’s where you relax and spend time with family members. By following these steps, you can preserve your furniture for many more years of reliable service. To learn more about cross county moving services, contact the experts at Sky Van Lines Moving today.