How to prevent damage to your furniture when moving house

It’s no secret but moving furniture is a difficult task at the best of times. When moving heavy furniture, you must be cautious not to damage it. Fortunately, there are a few things you can do to keep your desks, tables, sofas, and other furniture safe.

Hiring a Professional Moving Company

Hiring a professional moving company with qualified furniture movers is the simplest way to safeguard your property from any harm. Call a few moving companies and get a price a few weeks before your move. They should visit you and provide you with the most precise quotation available.

Disassembling bulky items

Before moving the furniture, try and disassemble the bulky furniture items like dressers, tables, beds and other furniture items. It is often an easy task to dismantle and you can do it easily with the use of household tools including screwdrivers or wrenches. Keeping bulky furniture in separate pieces can help prevent damage and also save a ton of space.

To keep the pieces together use bubble wrap, zip-lock plastic bags, and strong moving tape to tape parts together, place them close to each other in the moving truck so they are easy to find and make it easier to reassemble at the new home.

Use Proper Padding

Use bubble wrap for padding for small and fragile items and pack them into heavy-duty moving boxes. Use moving blankets for protecting delicate and large furniture items, particularly ones that you cannot disassemble. Tape the edges of blankets to the bottom or rear of objects like dressers and desks, so there will be no chance of damaging the items. Use plastic sofa coverings or bubble wrap to protect upholstered furniture such as reclining chairs and sofas.

Lifting Furniture Properly

Instead of bending over and lifting furniture with your back muscles, bend your knees and lift the weight with your leg muscles to avoid injuries and to protect your furniture from accidental drops. If you lift anything improperly, there may be greater chances that the item can fall and become damaged, it may cause dents, shatter or even break and it can be costly to repair.

Measure Furniture and Passageways

Take some measurements before moving furniture from your home to the truck through various halls and doors. Will that couch fit by standing it up or will you have to turn it on its side? By being prepared and planning how to get furniture through entry points can ensure you won’t damage your furniture or the walls in the house. It can also save you time on moving day by directing movers which entry to use.

Using a Spotter

When moving large items, a spotter should be present for your aid. He can ensure that the sofa or desk does not collide with a wall or scrape against a door frame. The spotter does not need to be particularly strong, but they should have a good sense of judgment to determine whether items will fit through an area.