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How to Protect Furniture During a Move

One of the biggest concerns during moving or shifting your furniture is keeping your furniture safe.

We see some common mistakes made by people during move like the pieces aren’t properly protected in the truck.

To avoid your furniture getting damaged, follow these simple packing tips for protecting your furniture during a move.



Stock Up on Materials

One of the most important steps to protecting your furniture for a move is stocking up on the right supplies. Simply loading it into the truck will leave them vulnerable to damages. Purchase the following item so everything will be protected as needed:

  • Bubble wrap

  • Heavy-duty blankets

  • Shrinkwrap

  • Mattress covers

  • Sealable plastic bags

  • Packing tape

Prepare Your Furniture

Before you start packing it up, it’s good to take the time to clean and dust your furniture. Any debris left behind could potentially damage your furniture during the move. Vacuum underneath the cushions of sofas and chairs, get rid of pet hair from fabric and check for any damages prior to moving so you know the condition of your furniture.


Disassemble What You Can

Any furniture that can be disassembled should be, because smaller pieces are much easier to protect and move, especially when going through doorways. Keep all hardware and small pieces in sealable plastic bags that are clearly labeled. If there is a lot of hardware for one piece of furniture, it might be good to label each spot on it with a piece of packing tape that will correspond with the hardware.


Wrap It Up

All furniture should be wrapped up appropriately according to what it is made of. Mattresses should be stored in special mattress bags and upholstered furniture should be shrinkwrapped. If you don’t have any shrink wrap handy, then heavy-duty blankets work well, but be sure to secure them tightly so the blankets don’t shift or come off during the move.


Secure It in the Truck

Before you start loading things into the truck, put together a plan for how everything will fit in the best. The largest pieces should always go in first, but make sure they fit together well and fill in any empty spots, so nothing will shift around once the truck is in motion. You may even consider tying up anything that isn’t completely secure.



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