Buying a new home is an exciting time of life, with much to look forward to, but don’t let the excitement of your new home distract you from all the moving preparations that need to be made.
Moving is a complex process that requires advanced planning to pull off. One of the most important to do list items is to prepare the home’s furniture for transport. Even if the distance between your old home to your new residence is short, you’ll want to take the time needed to prepare your sofa, table, chairs, and bed frames for the move. Doing so enables you to maintain the pristine condition of your material possessions.
What You Can Do to Protect Your Furniture from Damage
To protect your home’s contents from being damaged or destroyed during the moving process, it’s important to do what you can to protect the objects. Here are four tips to keep your furniture safe as you move into your new home:
- Make sure items are wrapped well. This means making sure they are wrapped tightly with protective materials. Protect fragile areas of furniture such as wooden legs and glass tabletops by placing additional layers of protection over them. Bubble wrap is preferable, but thick towels and blankets work well, too.
- Measure doorways. If the furniture isn’t going to fit through a doorway or entryway, it’s better to know sooner than later. You may need to make alternate arrangements for the piece of furniture such as selling it a yard sale or placing it in storage until the remodel of your home is complete.
- Dismantle furniture that can be taken apart. Refer to the owner’s manual for instructions as well as the tools needed to take the furniture apart. Place all screws, bolts, and other hardware in a clearly labeled bag that you attach to the underside of the furniture. That way, the furniture itself and the bag of parts aren’t separated during the move.
- Know where you want each piece of furniture to be placed in the new home. That way, it only needs to be handled once. You won’t be stuck trying to move it after the movers that you hired have gone home. Make use of all hands on deck and protect your furniture in the process.
The suggestions listed here are a sampling of the things you can do to protect your possessions from the weather as well as haphazard movers.
Gather Your Supplies and Start Safeguarding Your Furniture One Piece at a Time
Keeping your furniture safe while moving takes time. It requires advanced planning and tools such as a tape measure, mover’s blankets, and bubble wrap. Once you have these items on hand, you can start preparing the contents of your home for moving. Taking precautionary measures to protect your furniture from scratches, dings, and dents ensures the longevity of your possessions by preventing them from being damaged during a move.
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