Moving? Keep the furniture fresh!
It’s time for your next move, and you know what that means.
You’re going to have to box up every item in your current place and get it ready to travel to your next home. Unfortunately, that often means you have to pack items with extra special care to ensure that it makes it to your new place without issue.
It can be a daunting task, especially if you plan on using movers to take your items from point A to point B, as they may not use the same care in transporting everything as you would. So that means boxes and protective wrapping inside the boxes, but what about the items that can’t fit into a box?
Holding on to furniture? Keep it as good as new!
Preserving furniture in storage.
Whether its short-term or long-term, you’ll want to take some steps to ensure your furniture is preserved while it has to be in the storage unit.
Preserving your furniture
- Clean the furniture.
Make sure all areas of the furniture are clean, including in between couch cushions!
- Take the furniture apart.
If you’re able to break your furniture down, make sure it’s done correctly! This will cover up less of your space.
- Wrap the furniture!
You’ll want to opt for cloth materials, like a blanket, other than plastic to prevent moisture from seeping in and damaging the furniture.
- Keep wrapping intact!
Some nice rope or twine wrapped around the exterior will make sure the cover is secure.
- Keep furniture elevated.
Most storage units have ways to keep your furniture off the ground, but be aware of this! Flood damage can occur.
- Protect glass items
Broken glass is not only frustrating, it’s dangerous! Make sure you’re table tops and china are neatly wrapped and secure.
- Be aware of your space
Overloading a storage unit can lead to some potential damage. Be aware of how you much space you have.
Have extra stuff you need removed?
It helps if you went through your furniture before putting it in storage to make sure that there are no items that you no longer want. Why pay for a larger storage unit if you plan on getting rid of some of your pieces? That’s where Couch Disposal Plus can help. We’ll haul away any of your unwanted furniture, such as your old couch that’s no longer comfortable or your dresser that doesn’t match your new bedroom set.
Wood or linen? How to preserve furniture material?
Whether its leather, wood, or linen, you’ll want to know how to correctly make sure your furniture is good shape. you have can impact how you should protect the furniture for your upcoming move or storage. You don’t want to go to the trouble and expense of moving items only to have them need to be replaced anyway because of large rips, stains, scratches, or other damage.
Protect wood furniture.
Wood furniture may seem like it doesn’t need as much protection as the other materials, but that’s not true. It’s easy to ding, dent, and scratch the wood during a move. In some cases, it’s even possible to splinter parts of the wood off, causing even more damage to the overall piece.
It can be helpful to use extra padding to ensure that nothing gauges the furniture as it’s being moved from the old house to the truck and then into the new place. There’s a great deal of potential for it to be banged up against something else during the multiple times it gets picked up and placed in another location. You also run a risk of it being rubbed up against something during the transport process.
Don’t just wrap your wood with a single blanket or cover. Instead, you’ll want to pad the piece to protect the surface while paying attention to adding extra padding to the corners and edges, as these areas are prone to damage during moves.
Use extra blankets or padded moving blankets with your wood furniture, as the padding will create a layer of protection from the wood coming into contact with surfaces that would scratch or damage it.
Protect leather furniture.
Leather furniture can be another tricky item to move as leather, while a sturdy material that can last for a long time, can be easily damaged with uncareful handling during a move. You’ll want to start by cleaning your leather furniture to remove any dust or debris on the surface that could damage it by being wrapped up against the leather surface.
Then, wrap it using your chosen material. To prevent rips, stains, and other damage, you may want to consider also using extra padding, especially on corners, legs, and armrests where damage may be more likely to occur during transport. In addition, extra blankets, cardboard, and similar materials can help provide protection.
How to protect linen furniture
Linen furniture can often easily stain and rip during the transportation process. You’ll want to clean it similarly to the leather furniture to remove dust and dirt from any hidden areas that could come out to stain it as the furniture is being moved.
Be sure to securely wrap up your linen furniture to completely cover the cloth to prevent any dark scuffs or stains that cannot be easily removed. You may also want to consider using cardboard sheets under the wrapping to cover surfaces, such as across the cushions, to help protect them from being poked.
What materials do I need to protect my furniture?
There are a wide variety of materials that you can use to protect your furniture. There are plastic covers, silicon covers, thick moving blankets, furniture pads, or even your old blankets and sheets to protect your furniture. You’ll also want to have extra packing tape, plastic wrap, twine, or rope to keep the covers in place if you are using blankets or other items that aren’t fitted to the piece.
Leftover junk? Let us LoadUp!
After you’ve packed up everything you plan on taking with you during your move, you’ll notice that there are some items that you no longer want or need anymore. Call on LoadUp to help clear the space for your move. We’ll handle all of your old furniture by removing and eco-friendly disposing of it.
You don’t have to wait to get an estimate with us. We’ll give you an upfront and transparent quote for our haul-away service. Plus, you don’t have to worry about lugging it all to the curb, as we’ll remove your bulky junk from anywhere on your property. Book online for removal as soon as tomorrow.
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