How to Protect Your Household Items When Moving

How to Protect Your Household Items When Moving

If you are moving home, there are a number of preparation stages you need to go through to make sure that your furniture is safe. Due to its weight and the bulkiness, it is going to need special protection. Here is some advice on how to do it.

Buy Protection Materials

The best way to protect your furniture when you are moving is to make sure that you use the proper packing materials. Here are the things you will need to adequately protect your furniture:

  • Moving blankets: If you want to keep leather or wood furniture safe during a move, the best protection you can use is specialised moving blankets. They are soft yet thick, providing double protection for fragile items.
  • Bubble Wrap: Bubbly air-filled material is a great choice for the protection of breakable elements such as glass panels, glass doors and carved wood. Purchase at least two rolls to make sure that you have enough.
  • Packing Tape: Regular tape isn’t going to be any good. You need tape that is specifically for wrapping furniture and isn’t going to leave any nasty marks when you are unpacking. Make sure that you buy plenty of rolls, you will need it.
  • Shrink Wrap: Wrapping your furniture in shrink wrap is one of the best ways to protect it when you are moving. It is an inexpensive plastic wrap that will keep your doors, drawers and other movable elements fixed in place throughout the journey. Shrink wrap also protects furniture against dust and dirt.
  • Corrugated Cardboard: This is extremely useful when you need to protect larger surfaces of glass such as table tops, mirrors etc.
  • Ziploc Bags: These versatile containers are very effective when it comes to storing lose elements such as screws and handles.

Clean your Furniture: Once you have purchased all of your protection materials the next step is to make sure your furniture has been cleaned and dusted before you start wrapping things up. This will protect your furniture from any scratching when it rubs against the materials when you are moving. There is no need to perform a major clean. All you need to do is use a damp cloth to go over the surface of your furniture pieces. The idea is to make sure there is no dirt, dust or coarse particles.

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