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Moving Furniture

Moving to a new house or place to many of us sets in an exhilarating feeling but it is also accompanied with a great deal of challenges. The whole process requires meticulous planning and considering minor details in order to smoothly execute things. Moving furniture is just the beginning, but if you are well prepared you could manage to pull it off effortlessly. Moving furniture is not easy; it requires extreme care and precaution. Right from the correct method of packing to choosing well known movers and packers, everything should be done by giving it much thought. If you do have a little money to spare then you could always hire a professional who will have experience in packing even your most delicate goods. It is usually advised that the best time to begin packing furniture is to begin at least a week in advance. This will give you ample amount of time to take all the required safety and precautionary measure. Read on for few practical furniture moving tips, this is a must to do before you begin to plan on moving your furniture.

Furniture Moving Tips
  • Moving furniture may seem to be a difficult job because of the size and heaviness of the same. Don't worry yourself before you begin with the overwhelming task that lies ahead of you. The key lies in proper planning and taking note of the number of furniture pieces.
  • Now that you have a count of the number pieces make sure to get enough of help in packing the furniture that you are going to move. In most cases furniture can be dissembled so begin with it first as this will help in packing.
  • Next, make sure you have sufficient packing material such as tapes, plastic sheets and plastic bags and furniture pads, etc. Get good quality packing material that shouldn't tear off when packing.
  • If you have any leather furniture, begin by packing it first with a plastic sheet. Leather is expensive and can be damaged easily. The best you can do is cover leather sofas with plastic sheets and use bubble wrap on the furniture leg of chairs, tables sofas, etc. Don't forget to secure the wraps with tape.
  • Glass tops are the most delicate pieces to wrap; with a little care this can be easily moved. Begin by wrapping it with a news paper then use a layer of bubble wrap and tape it to secure it well. Repeat the process again. Lastly bind it with Styrofoam and a plastic sheet before you put it in a large box and seal it.
  • Remember to pack furniture one at a time; sometimes single furniture can have five or six dissembled pieces. After you pack each piece stick labels indicating which part of your furniture it belongs to.
  • Wooden furniture might require a good coat of wax to avoid any scratches. Let the wax dry before you wrap the furniture in a plastic sheet.
  •  As for cushions and upholstery, you can remove the cover on the cushion and pack it with a bubble wrap and put it in a large box.
  • While dissembling furniture, you will have a number of nuts, bolts and washers to deal with. Put them in a plastic bag and stick a label to know which part of the furniture it belongs to. Packing can involve a lot of confusion and very often people forget to pack there furniture instruction manuals. This is the most important thing to when looking to put your furniture back to its former position.
  • This tip is really handy when you are moving delicate furniture like glass or ceramic goods. After it is wrapped and ready to put inside a box many experts suggest that it is best to use the double box method to be on the safer side. The first box will contain all the items and the second box should be at least two inches bigger than the first. Stuff Styrofoam at the bottom and sides of the first box before placing it inside the second box.
  • Lastly, don't forget to label it as 'fragile' in clear bold letters using a bright marker. In some countries you can also get your furniture insured to safe guard it from any damage.