Top Tips for Protecting Delicate Furniture

If you are in the process of moving and have expensive or extremely delicate furniture pieces then you need to take the proper precautions to ensure they are safely packaged and transported so that no damage comes to them. Even if these pieces are not expensive or even delicate, many families have furniture that has sentimental value and proper care should be taken to protect them. We have dedicated this online article to all those DIY’ers who would attempt to move furniture themselves no matter the consequences. Just make sure you are provided with the knowledge to move these items with proper handling and care. Whether you are moving across town or across the nation, it is highly recommended you employ a professional moving company to move your furniture and valuables. However, if you are still set on tackling the move on your own you will want to heed the advice below to protect all of your furniture to prevent damage to yourself and your property.

Many of us think that furniture, especially if it is heavy, is both durable and can withstand bangs and bumps without sustaining damage. Unfortunately, most furniture is extremely delicate in nature and subject to harm if not moved properly. If you have antique tables and other items, you will want to take special care when moving, packing, transporting, and delivering them to your new home.

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Below are some tips that will help one move furniture properly to prevent damage occurring.

Carrying Your Large Furniture Low and High
Moving furniture properly is all about balance. The low/high technique ensures that large and heavy items are properly lifted where the weight is distributed equally among partners. When lifting a large item like a dresser or credenza you will want to tip the item backward so your partner can grab it from the side, top, or bottom. You will then in turn grab the item from the same point of access. This technique will help you significantly when moving very heavy items or items down a flight of stairs.

Never Move Items by Yourself
Moving furniture by yourself is a dangerous undertaking and an accident waiting to happen. Large or bulky furniture is extremely difficult to move and significantly raises the risk for injury to yourself, your moving partner, or damage to your furniture. Always try to accomplish a move with at least one other person. If you are moving all by yourself and don’t have assistance, we highly recommend calling a reputable Hendersonville Moving Company like Tru-Pak Moving to take the stress off your back.

Forcing A Square Peg Into A Round Hole
Most of us have run into this situation before. You are trying to move a couch or large piece of furniture through a doorway and the item doesn’t quite fit. What is the next step besides trying to force it through the doorway? This option is not the best way forward as it can damage both your doorway and your furniture. Your best option is to make additional room for the item, by removing the door from the hinges. This is usually your only option to be able to walk the couch or item through the doorway. If that option doesn’t solve the problem then its time to call a professional mover like Tru-Pak Moving to use their experience to find another remedy.

Wrap and Pad Your Furniture
If you are moving furniture or items you want to protect you should always cover and wrap them so that they have the best chance of remaining undamaged. Using shrink wrap, moving blankets, bubble wrap, or even cardboard will keep your furniture protected from scratches and dents. If it starts to rain, these measures will also protect your furniture from getting wet and sustaining water damage.

Don’t Forget to Secure Furniture Doors, Drawers and Mirrors
Most furniture has doors and/or drawers and maybe even a glass top or mirror attachment. You will need to secure all of these items so that they don’t inadvertently open at the wrong time when moving them. Nothing could be worse than falling draws or opened doors when trying to move a piece of furniture. Plastic wrap is usually the best product to use and don’t be afraid to completely cover the entire item.  

Organizing Your Rental Truck
Professional packers and movers know how to properly pack a truck with furniture, boxes, and household products. They can gauge the size, shape, and weight of items being packed in a truck or van and know exactly which items go in first and how to properly secure furniture so it doesn’t shift during the move. If you don’t hire a professional moving company then your next best alternative is to hire a truck packer who assists rental companies and their patrons. Need advice or need like to speak with a professional moving consultant, give Tru-Pak Moving Systems a call at 800-659-1233. We will be glad to steer you in the right direction.

Oh, we almost forgot! If you decide to pack the truck or van yourself, don’t forget to pad your furniture with broke down cardboard boxes, blankets, pillows, or even Styrofoam if you have it, to protect the items, edges, and corners. Try and place the largest and heaviest pieces first and forward, then rope off the items for a tight fit so that they don’t shift during the drive.

Consider Using a Professional Hendersonville Moving Company

The best way to protect yourself, your moving partners and your furniture is to let the professionals at Tru-Pak Moving handle it for you. Providing over 60 years of moving services to Hendersonville residents, and thousands of residential and commercial moves, we have the expertise and experience to move your furniture professionally and without accidents occurring. If you would like a free online quote or an onsite estimate for your next move, contact Tru-Pak Moving Systems today (800) 659-1233 ext. 210. We are a licensed, bonded, and insured independent agent for United Van Lines.

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