When moving into a new house, you will likely need to move your furniture out of your current apartment or rental home. In some cases, a new home isn’t ready when you need to move, so you must have an appropriate place to store furniture while you stay in a hotel or at a relative’s home. If you want to ensure that your furniture isn’t damaged when moving and while in storage, there are a few precautions you should take.
To prevent moisture damage, rips, or scratches on your upholstered or wooden furniture, you should have an assortment of waterproof and padded furniture covers.Life Storage explains that “Bubble Wrap and plastic sheeting are two of the best tools at your disposal when it comes to safely moving your furniture. Use Bubble Wrap to protect delicate wood pieces. Plastic wrap or specially designed plastic sofa covers should be used to protect your upholstered items. In a pinch, old blankets or packing blankets will work.” These items should be wrapped and fastened securely around your furniture on all of its sides to avoid any damage. Not only can you prevent extensive damage from rain or dirt, but also, you are less likely to have an insect infestation in your furniture when you cover the items with fabric or plastic sheets.
When furniture is lifted and moved, it is essential for the movers to use the correct methods. Tall furniture such as cabinets must be tilted to avoid hitting the tops of the doorframes on a building. Long furniture such as a couch will require support in the middle to keep it from breaking. You may need to take a large dining room table apart to transport the tabletop and legs. This means that you will need strong movers to lift and carry items along with having special carts. Also, be careful when moving and lifting heavy objects; many injuries can happen when objects are improperly lifted, but it is easy tolift objects in a safe way.