How to pack furniture correctly for moving
Moving home can be one of the most stressful life experiences. Organizing and packing all your personal belongings can make even the most focused mind lose control.
Therefore, Britwrap would like to make this easier and offer you some advice and this time we focus on those related to packing furniture for removal.
PLAN TO SUCCEED
Take an inventory of all your furniture, appliances and personal belongings and buy enough packaging material to cover all of your items. Pay special attention to the most delicate objects, such as pottery, mirrors, paintings and decorative objects as these will need extra protection to prevent damage during the moving process.
EMPTY THE FURNITURE AND DISASSEMBLE IT
Empty all the furniture, clean it and, if possible, disassemble it. As long as they are removable and it is functional to do so, disassembling your furniture will make it easier to get it through tricky door frames whilst also maximizing space in the moving van. Once stored in a box or bag, write down each piece of furniture and the total number of pieces.
WHAT DO WE NEED FOR THE MOVE?
The essential materials when packing furniture for removal are the following:
- Bubble wrap and plastic film (as protection elements),
- Boxes of different sizes
- Packing tape
- Sofa covers
- Mattress bags
- Carpet and rug Bags
- TV bags
- Protective blankets
- Corner protectors
- Padding foam for the most fragile objects
AND THE TOOLS?
In addition to materials, the basic tools to organize the furniture move are a hammer, screwdrivers, wrench, scissors, tape measure and cutter. These tools are useful for disassembling the furniture, storing and labeling it, and finally installing it in the new address.
HOW IS THE FURNITURE PACKED?
Tables, bookcases and cabinets can be wrapped in fabrics and blankets to protect them from knocks. Chairs, sofas and armchairs can be wrapped in plastic wrap, removing the cushions and pillows and adding some protector for the corners. Mattress can be easily protected and maneuvered through the home using a mattress bag. All textiles can go in bags and it is advisable to place protectors on the corners of electrical appliances. Lastly, protecting your television with our TV bag will provide impact and scratch resistance and prevent costly damage.