When you’re moving home, there’s a lot of planning and organisation involved, particularly when it comes to getting all your furniture packed up and moved to your new home. One important factor to consider before you start packing is how you’re going to protect your furniture during the move.
When furniture is transported from your old home to your new one, it’s easy for it to become damaged, especially during a long journey. So, what can you do to keep your furniture safe? As furniture movers in Auckland, we know all about how to protect your furniture during the moving process. Here are four tips for making sure your furniture arrives at your new home in the same condition it left in.
1) Dismantle large pieces of furniture
It’s much easier to protect small items than larger ones. This means that the first thing you will want to do before packing up your furniture is to take large pieces – such as bookshelves and bedframes – apart. This means you can wrap up and protect each individual part, and makes them easier to store in the moving van.
2) Use bubble wrap, cardboard or other protective materials
Covering your furniture in a protective wrap is a really effective way to keep it safe during the move. Bubble wrap, for example, absorbs the impact if your furniture bumps into anything as you pack it up. This prevents dents and scratches, so the appearance of your furniture will not be negatively affected by the move. After wrapping your furniture, you can package it up in boxes, which will add an extra layer of protection.
3) Use a mattress bag
The best way to move a mattress is in a mattress bag. This stops it from getting damaged during the journey and ensures it stays clean on its way to your new home.
4) Cover mirrors with tape
Glass requires extra attention to keep it safe during the moving process. Covering the surface of a mirror with tape makes it less likely to shatter – and you can use this method for other glass surfaces, such as tabletops.
Now that you’re aware of some of the steps you can take to keep your furniture safe while moving home, it’s time to get in touch with us here at Express Movers. As furniture movers in Auckland, you can rely on us to keep your furniture safe as we transport it to your new home.