With so many businesses on the move every one of the trickiest parts during a move is keeping your furniture and office equipment safe from dings, scratches, and (even worse) major damage. Glass can be scratched or break, wood can be gouged, and upholstery can be stained and torn without the proper precautions. It’s essential to plan ahead to make sure all of your furniture arrives at your new location damage-free. That said, here are a few ways you can make sure that your items stays safe, secure, and protected during your move.
The best way to protect your furniture during your move is to make sure that you have the right packing supplies ahead of time and the right amount. It’s typically recommended to get more packing supplies than you think you’ll need. Your packing supplies will need to consist of:
Bubble wrap will be your absolute best friend when moving your furniture because it helps to keep the more fragile parts protected. Covers are also crucial to protect fabric and upholstery from rips, scratches, and stains. Remember that couches, and chairs can be heavy and a protective cover ensures that no dirt or grime gets where it shouldn’t.
If your furniture can be dismantled, it’s recommended to do it ahead of time before you begin wrapping your furniture. Dismantling your furniture will make it easier to move larger pieces without worrying about potential damage. If the owner’s manual for your furniture is available, make sure to follow it and use sealable baggies to hold the hardware you need to reassemble the furniture later at your new home. Tape the bag shut for additional security and label each bag with a permanent marker so you know which bag belongs to which piece of furniture.
What’s more, you can wrap more fragile pieces of the furniture securely when they’re detached from the rest of the piece. For instance, if your couch has wooden legs and you’re worried about them being scratched or gouged during the move, but the legs can be removed, you can take the couch apart and bubble wrap the legs securely to ensure their safety while covering the sofa with a protector.
Speaking of wrapping pieces of your furniture, it’s important to make sure you’re wrapping correctly. Bubble wrap is best used to protect wood while saran wrap is best used to protect upholstery. While wrapping wooden pieces, use corrugated cardboard sheets for an additional layer of protection to prevent scratches. Bubble wrap is also great for protecting mirrors and glass. For the best possible protection, use painter’s tape to create a large “X” on the glass or mirror and then wrap the item completely with bubble wrap before placing the item between two sheets of large cardboard. This will help to significantly reduce the risk of the glass or mirror shattering or breaking while it’s being moved.
It’s important to make sure that you’re wrapping your furniture and equipment with care before your big move whether you plan on moving yourself, with coworkers, or you plan on hiring professional movers. However, it’s a good idea to hire a professional moving service if you’re worried about your furniture being damaged. Professional moving services have experience not only moving furniture and office equipment in a way to ensure that it doesn’t get damaged but also wrapping furniture correctly for protection.
Additionally, they have the experience assembling wrapped furniture carefully in a moving truck to prevent any unfortunate mishaps. This last point is especially important as many DIY movers are unsure of how to place their furniture in their moving trucks to prevent boxes or important pieces from falling or sliding into each other. Professional movers can set up the moving truck correctly for the best security possible.
Are you relocating and need moving professionals to help make your move easier? We’ve got you covered. Craig Van Lines has the professional moving assistance to help keep your furniture and other belongings damage-free during your move. To learn more about our moving services, contact Craig Van Lines for moving help today.
In order to make your move easy and smooth as possible with minimal disruption to your operations, we offer the following:
Included in our Commercial services is the protection of the office building, including floor and wall protection. All of your office furniture and any heavy equipment is shrink-wrapped and padded in place prior to moving with the goal of providing you a completely damage-free office move.
We have a proven track record of successfully managing complex office moves for small business, corporate and government clients. Whether you are moving your main office, satellite offices or providing employee relocation – our goal is to provide you and your employees with the smoothest transition possible. At Craig Van Lines each and every one of our employees remains focused on your complete satisfaction. We understand that relocation is a challenge and you will find that we remain flexible and that we can offer a variety of solutions when issues arise.
From packing and storage, to transportation, to unpacking – we can provide all the services, materials, manpower and trucks necessary for your business to have a successful move.