Packing furniture for moving can be a daunting task. Of course, it’s always best to have someone else help you, but it will take some time and effort if you’re on your own. This article will show you how to pack your furniture the right way so that it arrives at its destination in one piece!
How To Pack Furniture For Moving?
There are many different ways of packing furniture when moving house. Of course, what works best will depend on the size and weight of the items being carried, but we can give some general guidelines that should work with most pieces of furniture.
Generally speaking, it’s always worth checking around before deciding how best to pack these items as, more often than not, people find that by simply changing their process slightly, they reduce both time spent packing and unpacking!
Measure Your Furniture
The first thing you need to do is measure your furniture. You’ll want to place a sheet of cardboard against the back and front, counting from one side to the other across both width and height. Also, check for coupons on packing material for savings.
If there’s anything that sticks out on either side, it will be easier for you if you leave some space between these items to don’t move around too much during transportation. But, once again, this could potentially lead to severe damage once they’re delivered to your destination!
Make A Plan
Next, take another piece of cardboard (this time larger) and lay it next to the sheets you just made measurements with. Outline each item as accurately as possible onto its sheet before using packing tape or duct tape over any seams and folds to create a tight seal.
Check For Drawers
After completing the above steps, make sure any drawers or compartments in your piece of furniture are empty and that the doors can be opened without any hindrance (e.g., if there’s a lock you need to unlock, do so before packing).
Next up is figuring out how best to pack your item. For instance, some of you choose not to use padding/fillings but instead keep things in their boxes or bags, which may have come from within the home. Also, check for discounts on padding during packing.
The others may rely on bubble wrap or moving blankets around each piece. The choice here will largely depend on the type of furniture being transferred and your personal preference. Just make sure you’re taking note of what works for you, so next time around, it’ll be much quicker!
Ensure That Everything Is Fine
Finally, you can finish by ensuring that all edges and corners are covered with stretch film, bubble wrap, or moving blankets to protect them from any potential damage. Again, check for deals on moving blankets for savings.
Before you close the box up with tape or twine (or both), make sure to once again inspect all seams and corners for any exposed sharp edges. If some apply a small amount of padding, such as bubble wrap, to cover them. Thus, they won’t cut into the packaging while being transported. Also, you can search for coupons on duct tape for savings.
Use Twist Ties
Use twist ties on sinks and toilets when packing these items upright, allowing everything else to fit more snugly inside your moving boxes. This is also a good idea if you plan on storing anything above these during the unpacking phase; keep it from falling onto fragile items below by using said twist ties.
If you’re packing anything fragile, be sure to use the appropriate materials and cushioning, such as bubble wrap, styrofoam peanuts, or crumpled newspaper (if it’ll fit).
Pro Tip: You should also remember not only how much room these items take up but also what height restrictions might apply if you’re driving with other people or pets who may be inside your car too!
That was all about packing your furniture before moving. Now, you know what to do when it’s time to advance your home or office- and can enjoy unpacking without the headache! Enjoy the time without any hassle.