Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Moving Furniture

Moving your furniture can be one of the most stressful parts of a move. Simple furniture like couches and tables can be intimidating to move at first, but are actually much easier to move than you may have thought. Here are some basic tips on how to move your furniture:

  • Disassemble everything you can from your furniture. Take off table and couch legs, bed frames, pillows, removable glass, etc. This is especially important for international moves, as every little bit of space that you will save by removing these things will save you money. Put all the items you detached in a box and label appropriately.
  • Save all nuts, bolts, screws, etc. in a plastic or ziploc bag, as these will not tear or break easily.
  • Tape shut all drawers. If the item with said drawers is being stored in a box, its drawers do not need to be taped shut.
  • All glass (especially those removed from other furniture like a glass table top) should be carefully wrapped in a large blanket or cloth to prevent both scratches and cracks (not to mention breakage).
  • Bubblewrap all exposed legs of couches, table and chairs that cannot be removed. This will protect them in transit.
  • International Movers: Don't worry so much about your larger furniture. Do what you can do make it smaller and safer to move, and your movers will handle the rest.

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