How to Protect Your Furniture with Help from Your Colorado Moving Team


March 14, 2018

When it comes to getting your home ready for a move, you likely focus most of your efforts on packing boxes and clearing out clutter. While these are useful tasks, you’ll still need to keep your furniture safe when it’s in transit. Your trusted Denver movers will take care when transporting your belongings, but there are a few things you can do to better protect your furniture before it gets loaded onto the truck.

Take Inventory

Things can easily get lost in a move, especially if you’re packing with short notice. The last thing you want is to get to your new home only to discover that your favorite chair or side table got left behind. While you’re packing, take inventory of all the furniture you plan on bringing with you. Take note of every piece and carefully examine the overall condition of every item. This will help should you need to report damage after the move. Once you arrive at your new home, you can check your delivery against this list to ensure that everything made it safely.

Measure Your Furnishings

Unfortunately, all doorways are not always the same width. This means that a piece of furniture that fit in your old home may not fit through the door of your new home. Before you go to the trouble of packing your furniture, make sure the pieces will fit at the new property. If not, you’ll want to find a new home for the piece. Remember, moving estimates are based on the total number of pieces and weight of the items transported. Large furniture is expensive to move and it’s best to leave furniture that won’t fit rather than paying to transport it unnecessarily.

Clean Everything Thoroughly

Moving is stressful. The last thing you want to do is have to clean your furniture in the midst of unpacking and settling into your new house. Rather than putting off the task, dust and polish your furniture before you move. Take care to properly clean and condition your wooden items and remove as much buildup as possible. Even small particles can scratch the finish, leaving your furniture looking old and damaged.

Disassemble What You Can

Most furniture can be disassembled, making it easier to move and transport. Before the movers arrive, take apart what you can. Removing the legs from tables and taking the back off of couches and chairs can keep your furniture in better condition during the move, reducing the risk of damage.

Wrap Each Piece

Moving blankets and sheets can do a lot to protect your belongings in transit. Before you move, wrap each piece of furniture with a moving blanket and secure it tightly. If you’re moving glass pieces, use bubble wrap to protect the fragile material. This way, you’ll significantly reduce the risk of unpacking your belongings only to discover that your favorite furniture or accent piece broke in transit.

Your furniture needs protection, whether you’re moving in-town or across the state. At Eden’s Moving, our experienced packing specialists will help you keep your belongings safe no matter how long they’ll be on the truck. Let us take the stress out of your move. Call (720) 370-3455 today to schedule a free estimate.
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