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Tips On Moving Delicate Pieces of Furniture

Do you have delicate, fragile, or expensive pieces of furniture that are involved in a move? Since 1960, Tru-Pak Moving Systems has been dedicated to helping clients throughout North Carolina prepare, organize and execute a damage-free move, across town, the state, or even across the nation. Our comprehensive, online articles are designed to help families and individuals make the right decisions about moving. If you are planning a move, we want you to have the knowledge to move any precious items with precision and care.

Whether you are moving locally or long distance we highly recommend using a professional moving company in Asheville NC, to move your items. However, if you decide to tackle a move on your own, you will want to heed the advice below to protect your delicate furniture. Many of us think that most furniture is durable and can withstand a certain amount of bangs and bumps. However, furniture is not manufactured to take the abuse oftentimes a move can dish out. Be prepared to protect your delicate pieces and your back, if you plan on moving them yourself. Antique furniture, glass tables, and collector pieces all require special care when packing, transporting, and being delivered to a new location. You will want to take special care of these items when moving them to your new home.

Below are some tips for Do-it-Yourselfers that will help you prepare and move your delicate items with care.

1: Always Carry Your Large Furniture Low and High
Moving is primarily about balance. The low/high technique ensures that the weight of larger and heavier items is distributed equally. When lifting a large dresser, table, or file cabinet, you will want to tip the item backward toward you so that your moving partner can grab it from the bottom. You will then in turn grab it from the top. This technique will assist you and your moving partner significantly when moving items through a hallway, down a flight of steps, or out of the door into the moving van.

2: Never Move Items by Yourself
Moving furniture by yourself is a dangerous disaster just waiting to happen. Large, bulky furniture is extremely difficult to move, even with help and you will significantly raise the risk of injury to yourself and your furniture if you attempt it by yourself. Always try and move furniture with at least one other person. If you can’t find anyone else to assist you, we highly recommend calling a reputable Asheville Moving Company like Tru-Pak Moving to take the stress out of your next move.

3: Never Try and Force a Square Peg Through a Round Hole
All of us, at one time or another, have run into this situation. You are trying to move a table, a large oversized chair, or a couch through a doorway and it doesn’t fit. So, you try and force it through the doorway like a linebacker. Unfortunately, this is a bad option because it can damage both your doorway as well as damage your furniture. The best option is to make additional room by removing the door from its hinges. This will allow you to walk the couch or item through the doorway without incurring any damage. If that doesn’t work, then you need to contact Tru-Pak Moving and let our professional movers handle the hard work alone.

4: Always Organize the Moving Truck
Professionally trained moving technicians know how to properly pack a truck. They can gauge the size, weight, and placement of furniture and items and know how to properly secure them so they don’t shift during the move. If you need advice or would like to speak with one of our professional moving consultants, contact Tru-Pak Moving today at 1-(800) 659-1233.

5: Protect Your Furniture by Wrapping and Padding it
If you are moving delicate or valuable pieces of furniture you should always cover, wrap and pad it prior to loading. You can use blankets, heavy bed covers, moving blankets, bubble wrap, and even plastic wrap which will keep your furniture protected from scratches and dents. Also, if you are moving in bad weather, this will also protect your furniture from getting wet.

When packing your items in the moving truck you will want to stack, pad, and secure your furniture with broken down items like cardboard boxes, Styrofoam, blankets, or pillows. You will want to use some type of wrap or tape to secure the padding on the edges and corners of your furniture to further protect it from damage.

6: Secure all Furniture Doors and Drawers
Any furniture that has a door or drawer needs to be secured before attempting to transport it. A swinging door or opening draw is the last thing you need when moving it. Always use plastic wrap or tape to keep everything secure while moving.

Use a Professional Asheville Mover Like Tru-Pak Moving Systems

The best way to protect your furniture is to let the professionals at Tru-Pak Moving move it for you. With over 60 years in business and thousands of moves completed, we have the knowledge and experience to handle your move professionally and without incident. If you would like a free estimate on your next move contact Tru-Pak Moving today at 1- (800) 659-1233

We are a licensed, bonded, and insured moving company.

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