We all know that packing up furniture is a hassle. It is difficult to fit everything into the moving truck and there are always things left behind. Packing up your furniture is not just about moving it, but it also includes protecting your belongings from potential damages during transportation. Unfortunately, there are plenty of people (maybe even yourself) that have had to deal with things getting broken during transport. The following are some of the reasons why packing your furniture safely is a huge deal:
– You’ll be able to move your furnishings without having to worry about any damages or breakage.
– Your belongings will be in good condition when you arrive at your new home or office space.
– You can save money by avoiding unnecessary repairs and replacements for damaged items.
– You’ll get more value for what you pay for because you won’t have to pay for
In general, you’re most likely going to be saving money by keeping what you already have and just moving it.
Note: Some links in this post are affiliate links, which means I receive a commission if you make a purchase. Affiliate relationships include, but are not limited to Amazon Associates, Walmart.com, and Etsy.
How to Pack Furniture Without Damaging It
It is not easy to pack your furniture without damaging it. While some things are easy such as a coach or shelf, other items may be more difficult, especially those that are antique or made with glass. You have to be really careful and take your time when packing and moving your furniture. You should also make sure that you don't damage the furniture when you are packing it. Here are some tips that everyone needs to know about moving, specifically how to move without damaging your furniture:
1) Make sure that you use a soft cloth or a towel for packing. This will help in protecting the items from getting scratched or dented in any way.
2) Make sure that you wrap the item in a blanket before starting wrapping it with other items or boxes. The blanket will provide padding and cushioning which will help in protecting the item from getting damaged while being moved around.
3) Wrap the item as tightly as possible with duct tape, bubble wrap, or other even some kind of eco-friendly wrap (think of honeycomb wrap). These can all help.
4) Try to avoid using plastic when possible and try to stick with paper. This can include using paper plates for china or glassware instead of using Styrofoam or plastic.
Even when it comes to larger furniture, these can all be wrapped up to protect it. If you have thick blankets then these could do just the trick.
Do research on the moving or shipping company
There is no doubt about it that moving is super expensive. But thankfully there are significant savings on freight shipping if you decide to use this as an option. It’s also very important to do thorough research. How safe will your items be in these? Is there a way to ensure protection? If you’re hiring a moving company then it’s best to look into their ratings and how they move items as well.
This is a contributed post.
Free Open House Cleaning Checklist
Tell me where to send your free cleaning checklist.
Subscribe so you never miss a post.
More Moving Posts to read.
If you find my tips useful, feel free to support my work. Thank you in advance!
Want to remember this? Pin it to your favorite Pinterest Board!
Join the newsletter
Subscribe to receive our latest articles and promotional content by email from NeededInTheHome