Top Tips To Protect Your Delicate Pieces
Do you have furniture pieces that are extremely delicate or have sentimental value? We have dedicated this blog to make sure we provide you with the knowledge to move these items with precision and care.
Whether you are moving locally or long distance we highly recommend using a professional moving company to move your items. However if you tend to want to tackle a move on your own you will want to heed the below advice to protect your delicate furniture. Many of us think that our furniture is durable and can withstand bangs and bumps; however it can be extremely delicate. If you have any antique furniture, glass tables, etc…you will want to take special care of these items when moving them to your new home.
Below are some tips that will help you move prepare and move your delicate items with care.
1: Carry Your Large Furniture Low and High
Moving is primarily about balance. The low/high technique ensures that larger heavier items are distributed equally. When lifting a large dresser or file cabinet you will ant to tip the item backwards so your moving partner can grab it from the bottom. You will in turn grab it from the top .This technique will assist you significantly when moving items down a flight of steps.
2: Never Move By Yourself
Moving furniture by yourself is a disaster waiting to happen. Large bulky furniture will be extremely difficult to move and you will significantly raise the risk for injury to yourself and damage to your furniture. Always try and move with at least one other person. If you can’t find anyone else to help you, we highly recommend calling a reputable Jacksonville Moving Company like Royal Moving and Storage to take the stress out of your next move.
3: Never Force A Square Peg Through A Round Hole
All of us have run into this situation. You are trying to move a couch through a doorway and it doesn’t fit. So the next step is to try and force it through the doorway like a linebacker. Unfortunately this is not the best option as it can both damage your doorways as well as damage your furniture. The best option is to try to make additional room by removing the door from the hinges and potentially walking the couch through the doorway. If that doesn’t work contact Royal Moving and Storage and let our professional movers handle the hard work.
4: Organize the Moving Truck
Professional movers know how to properly pack a truck. They can gauge size, placement and know how to properly secure furniture so it doesn’t shift during the move. If you need advice or would like to speak with one of our professional moving consultants for your next move contact Royal Moving and Storage today (904) 724-6683.
5: Wrap and Pad Your Furniture
If you are moving delicate furniture or furniture that you want protected you should always cover and wrap your furniture. You should use blankets, bubble wrap and plastic wrap to keep your furniture protected from scratches and dents. Also if you are moving in the rain, this will also protect your furniture from water.
When packing your items in the moving truck you will want to pad your furniture with broke down cardboard boxes, Styrofoam, blankets or pillows. You will want to use the padding on the edges and corners of your furniture.
6: Secure Furniture Doors and Drawers
If you have furniture that has doors and/or drawers you will want to secure them so they do not slide or swing open. You should use plastic wrap and or tape to keep everything secure while moving.
7: Use the Professional Jacksonville Movers
The best way to protect your furniture is to let the professionals move it for you. With over 30 years in business and thousands of moves we have the knowledge and expertise to help you move your furniture professionally and without incident. If you would like a free estimate on your next move contact Royal Moving and Storage today (904) 724-6683.