When you think of moving, images of smooth transactions and perfectly packed boxes going into moving trucks with comfortable suspension are likely the last thing you think of. Relocating is a very stressful experience for many individuals, so if you are getting ready to pack up and head to a new home, knowing how to protect your furniture when moving is critical.
Follow these vital tips to protect furniture when moving
Shrink the Chances of Damage
Shrinkwrapping is a great way to ensure your furniture stays protected. Movers.com suggested turning to this solution for a cost-effective way to keep your furniture in prime condition throughout a move. However, it can also be difficult to wrap your belongings properly. And while it prevents moisture and dust from ruining your furniture, if any water does make its way into an improperly shrink-wrapped mattress or piano, it can cause a great deal of damage, as it will trap moisture against the surface.
“Ideally, you want to cover every square inch of wood with protective padding to ensure optimal protection.”
If you are using a temperature-controlled storage unit to keep any furniture out of the way during your move, shrink wrapping may be an ideal solution because it will buffer your belongings so you do not have to worry about potential water damage. However, if you plan to keep wood furniture in the unit for a while, Movers noted that because wood is an organic material, do not wrap it in plastic shrink or bubble wrap because it needs to breathe.
Wondering where you can get your hands on this solution? Moving companies and hardware stores likely have shrink wrap available for purchase to protect your furniture.
Cushion Wood Furniture
Wrap your wooden pieces of furniture with moving blankets, foam padding or whatever soft, thick material you have available. Remember you can never be too careful, so wrap up your valuables as much as you can.
Ideally, you want to cover every square inch of wood to ensure optimal protection.
Hire Someone You Can Trust
Protect your furniture when moving by interviewing potential candidates for the job. Ask how they protect their clients’ assets during the move and what strategies they implement.
Another great way to ensure you hire the right professional is by asking friends who have recently moved for recommendations. This can help you narrow down your search and better the odds you get the right person for the job.
Recruiting the assistance of friends or family members may be a more affordable alternative, but if you decide to go this route, ensure you pick individuals with strength and experience. Without doing this, you run the risk of a potentially dangerous and costly move.
For all your storage needs, head to a local SecurCare Self Storage facility today and speak with our friendly professionals about available units and pricing.