Moving house can be a tough job, especially with so much furniture which at times, depending on the item(s) needs to be handled with care when moving. The most hectic part comes when you have to move furniture because sofa’s, multi-functional sofa beds and beds are quite big and heavy objects. Regardless of whether you hire a company to do the job for you or you choose to do it personally, you always have to be careful so as not to damage any of your furniture while moving. Let us ponder upon a few essential steps to consider before moving your furniture.
Create a list: Write down a list of your furniture items, so that apart from missing out anything in your old home, you may also be able to determine how much packing material is required.
Create a list of packing material: If you are moving your furniture on your own, you may want to purchase some necessary safety-packing items such as bubble wrap, mattress covers, packing tape, furniture blankets, and cardboard sheets. If you have hired a company, they will know what is best for your furniture’s safety.
Clean the furniture: Before you pack it all up, make sure you dust and polish everything that requires a bit of cleaning.
Clear out all shelves and drawers: Just in case you have any storage compartments inside any of your furniture, you should empty it and pack it separately to prevent any possible damage to your valuables.
Disassemble: If the legs from your sofa bed or sofa or the posts from your bed can be removed, detach them to save the extra space.
Place miniature hardware in zip-bags: Small items such as screws and bolts from detachable furniture items should be carefully kept for the sake of convenience.
What to do with disassembled items: Cover them carefully in bubble wrap or plastic wrap before putting them into separate cardboard boxes, and label them carefully so that you know which part belongs to which furniture item when you unpack and reassemble.
Cover glass and beddings: Glass should be covered with thick towels and old newspapers before being wrapped into cardboard, whereas mattresses, pillows, blankets, and couches should be covered in plastic sheets to protect it against moisture and damage.
Manage and monitor your moving vehicle: Examining your moving vehicle is one of the most essential steps to consider before moving your furniture. It is always a good idea to line the vehicle’s floor with a blanket to protect the bottom of your furniture and for the safety of anything that is not packed in boxes. Once you have placed everything in the vehicle with utmost care, ensure that the vehicle’s door is securely sealed with a reliable lock. Ensure each side of the vehicle has equally distributed weight to keep the balance.
Now that you have the best possible guidelines at your disposal, hopefully it will be much easier for you to shift your furniture safely. If you have any query, put it in the comment box below and we will get back with a prompt response.