When we think about moving our furniture, the logistics immediately pop into our heads. Getting that couch down the stairs, that dining room table out the front door… and then comes the thought of scratches, dents, or scuffs. Before you gasp and vow to never move house, take a moment to think about getting a professional moving company to not only move your furniture but also wrap it.
Carefully wrapping furniture is the best–and in fact the only way–to move your furniture safely, which is why you want to know how movers wrap furniture using advanced packing techniques.
Movers Use Professional Packing Materials
Many of us get swept up in the excitement of moving to a new house and start gathering empty boxes from friends and discarded boxes from shops in a rush to get started, but these boxes are likely to be damaged, not strong enough and purpose-built. The same goes for the materials with which you might consider packing and wrapping your furniture.
Many people underestimate the potential for damage, but movers know how to wrap your furniture to the highest standard with the best materials for maximum efficiency and protection. Items such as thick furniture blankets, heavy-duty plastic wrap or bags, protective bubble wrap, corrugated cardboard, crates, and mattress protectors are purpose-made and substituting these items with whatever you can find is unlikely to do the trick. Not to mention the trusted, professional methods movers use to wrap your furniture.
How to Wrap Your Furniture
- Movers will wrap your mattresses and couches in heavy gauge plastic bags to prevent scuffing and soiling of the fabric.
- For items which are more delicate in nature–such as highly polished timber–movers will cover your items in thick foam wrap and sometimes add an extra layer of corrugated cardboard if necessary.
- More unusually shaped items and for international moves, items will be wrapped in a heavy-duty bubble wrap, sometimes referred to as tuff wrap or put in custom-built crates.
- For even more protection, when loaded into the moving truck or shipping crate, all good movers will use thick moving blankets to further prevent damage.
How Movers Pack Other Unusually Shaped Items
Professional movers will also assist in the packing and wrapping of items such as instruments, bicycles, motorbikes, artworks, golf clubs and more. In these instances, they will use custom-made, reinforced boxes for lighter items or crates for heavier, more fragile items. Crates are used especially in international moves, and for when your items are put into storage; for extra protection above the foam or bubble wrap.
Furniture isn’t only expensive to replace, but it can be sentimental if it is an antique or an heirloom. Professional movers know how to wrap your furniture to mitigate as much risk as possible and get your furniture to your new home in the same condition they wrapped it in. For additional advice, to get a quote or to book your move, get in touch with us today.