How To Protect Your Furniture When Moving

By Ava Brown, January 5, 2016

One of the most complicated and demanding tasks when moving from one home to another is definitely transporting all of your items and making sure they arrive at the final destination undamaged. Thus, if you want your valuables to arrive safely in your new home, you know what you should do – pick up the phone and hire one of the local furniture removals. But before doing that, you should do your homework and investigate whether the company you plan on hiring is reliable and safe enough for you to trust them with your belongings.


So if you are hiring some of your local furniture removals for the first time, let me help you and guide you through the process of preparing, wrapping, packing and moving the items that are prone to damages.

  • What you need to do before the local furniture removals come to your place, is buy high-quality packing supplies. The list of supplies that make the transportation of various types of damage-prone items safe and convenient includes: protective covers; removal blankets; bubble wrap and foam; disposable furniture pads; cardboard boxes as well as tapes and dispensers to secure the wrapping.
  • The next step towards making the moving of your furniture easier and more convenient is to disassemble the items that consist of more separate parts. Most of the sofas, dining sets, beds and entertainment units can be disassembled into several parts. By doing this you will significantly reduce their volume and with that the space in the truck needed for their transportation. Just make sure that all the parts including the bolts and screws are good organized, to avoid losing them. For this purpose it is highly recommended to gather the smallest parts in a plastic bag that can be sealed.
  • After you finish disassembling the pieces of furniture, the next thing you need to do is wrap them. Depending on the size, type of material and the sensitivity of the items, you can wrap them in a plastic wrap, bubble wrap, or in a special wrapping blanket. Secure the wraps with a tape and pack the items in boxes. To make sure that your mattresses, sofas, chairs and other upholstered items won’t be ripped, stained or damaged by certain type of moist, wrap them carefully with special plastic covers.
  • Last but not least, another factor that contributes for a damage-free transportation of your furniture is the lining in the truck in which your items will be transported. More specifically, to ensure safe transport of the items that are not packed in boxes, line the truck floor with special furniture removal blankets.