Moving furniture is not an easy task. Starting from sofas, beds, tables, cabinets, or for that matter electronic appliances, kitchen appliances, proper care needs to be taken while moving and packing these items. Furniture items are not only heavy and large, they are also very expensive and the worst thing is that they get easily damaged. Hence they need to be properly protected during the move to ensure that they are in good condition on reaching their desitnation.
Materials Needed for Packing Furniture
For furniture, quilted moving blankets are apt. Also, the furniture is
wrapped in paper pads to prevent it from dust or light scratching. For
prevention against heavy scratching, the furniture is wrapped in corrugated
sheets. The exposed legs (of tables and chairs) are wrapped in bubble wrap
or newspaper. Some of the common materials are:
- Bubble wrap
- Corrugated cardboard sheets
- Plastic stretch wrap
- Furniture blankets
- Sofa and mattress covers
- Sealable plastic bags
- Old blankets or towels
- Packing tape etc.
Different furniture items require different packing materials.
For computers, electronic and other fragile
products, it is best to use anti-static bubble wrap and packing peanuts.
First the item is carefully wrapped with the anti-static bubble wrap and
then taped. A portion of the box that contains these items is filled with
packing peanuts. Then the item(s) is placed in the box(es) and toped off
with the remaining portion of the packing peanuts (only electronics require
anti-static bubble wrap).
Major Appliances Packing
The owner's manual must be checked for
any special instructions before the packing starts. Make sure the inside and
outside of all appliances are clean. The inside of some appliances, such as
washing machines and dryers, can be stuffed with towels or linens and the
parts that could come loose should be taped down. The appliance can be then
wrapped with furniture pads and tied securely.
Dishes and Glassware Packing
Fragile (easily breakable) items such
as china, glass and ornaments are individually wrapped in materials like "bubble
pack", acid free tissue paper or white paper (depending on the item)
and then packed in double wall export cartons.
Furniture Moving Equipment
It is always advisable to take the help of professional furniture movers
to move and pack furniture. Furniture movers make the task of furniture moving easy and less stressful. For proper loading and unloading, besides the packing materials, certain furniture moving equipments are of great use like as follows:
- Floor Dollies
- Shoulder Dollies
- Furniture Straps
- Furniture Sliders
- Furniture Moving Pads