When moving furniture, it is essential to know how to wrap furniture for moving. It isn’t easy to keep furniture in good condition during a move. It can’t just be wrapped in layers of bubble wrap and tucked into a box with compartments.
During transportation, large furniture pieces are exposed to the elements and other objects that may hit them.
It is also costly to replace furniture if it is damaged beyond repair. A piece with the sentimental value could be devastating if it is destroyed.
It’s good news that you can wrap your furniture to protect it from damage.
You are welcome to try these methods, even if professional movers more commonly use them. Please continue reading to find out how to do it.
Getting the “don’ts” out of the way allows you to focus on the “dos.”
The following should never be done:
Leaving dirt or dust on furniture is not a good idea. During the move, the particles will rub against surfaces and could damage them.
Don’t rely on luck to prevent damage to unprotected furniture areas. Every square inch of the surface should be wrapped.
When large pieces are fully assembled, wrap them. They may not fit through doors and other openings.
Wrapping your furniture should not be rushed. Make sure you start this task well in advance of the move.
For moving furniture, here is how to wrap furniture for moving
Bubble wrap won’t protect your furnitureenough. Use plastic wrap and moving blankets instead.
A Plastic Wrapper
Plastic wrap, also called stretch wrap, is an adhesive material that stretches to protect large furniture pieces. Wear and tear are no problem with this packing item since it is tear-resistant.
Plastic wrap is often used on furniture with doors and drawers to secure them and prevent them from opening and causing damage.
It can also consolidate disassembled furniture pieces to prevent them from getting lost.
Plastic wrap sticks to itself, so no tape is needed. It’s like giant sheets of Saran Wrap, but for furniture.
To wrap the furniture, you will need a second person – one to hold it while the other wraps it.
Moving blankets aren’t your average bedding, despite their name. Their purpose is to cushion and absorb shock for your items.
Moving blankets are usually made with heavy-duty cloth and have interior cushions for protection.
When transporting large furniture, doorways can be covered with moving blankets.
To avoid scratches and damage as you maneuver furniture through doorways, prop the blankets against the door frame or secure them with tape.
It’s not too difficult to cover your furniture with moving blankets. Make sure you have extra blankets on hand if one is not enough for each item.
Start by draping the moving blanket over the piece of furniture. Next, use a stretch wrap or packing tape to secure the blanket around the furniture. The piece is prepared to move once you have finished these two steps.
Wrapping furniture for moving may require additional items
Although they aren’t the primary tools for wrapping furniture for moving, they are still helpful.
During your move, you may need the following items:
Dolly: Used to transport furniture from the truck to your home.
Packing tape: For securing plastic wrap and moving blankets.
Corrugated cardboard sheets: Used as an additional buffer during moving, especially for fragile items.
Sofa and mattress cover: Provide protection from the elements and prevent tears and rips.
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