Packing Furniture Tips – How to Move Expensive Furniture
When it comes to moving to a new home, furniture will probably be the hardest thing to pack up and move. Not only is furniture they large and heavy, furniture is usually very expensive. Your furniture getting damaged during a move can be incredibly costly. Once you arrive at your new place, you’ll either end up paying to get it fixed or buy replacements.
Delicate furniture and antiques are even more vulnerable to damage. At USA Family Moving, our Minneapolis residential movers are packing specialists and know how to properly prepare your furniture for any move regardless of distance. Here, we detail how to pack and move delicate furniture to ensure it gets to your new home safe and sound.
How to Protect Wood Furniture During a Move
Wood furniture is prone to denting and scratches if not effectively protected before being put into a moving truck. Unscrew knobs, remove handles, and secure all drawers prior to moving. For some furniture, you may want to remove the drawers entirely for the duration of the move.
Wrap wood furniture with dense furniture pads, moving blankets, and foam padding. If you plan on wrapping wood furniture with shrink wrap or bubble wrap for extra protection, make sure the plastic is never in direct contact with its wooden surface, wrap it with a fabric material first.
How to Move Furniture with Glass Doors
Glass elements in a piece of furniture make it that much more delicate and therefore difficult to move. Pack furniture with glass or mirror doors with extra care and attention. First, unhinge and remove the doors. Then individually bubble wrap each glass door and place into a flat mirror box. Pack the rest of the piece like you would wood furniture.
Moving Antique Furniture
The age and unique designs of antique furniture make it highly valuable in a monetary sense, not to mention its sentimental value. You’ll want to make sure these one-of-a-kind pieces are protected and insured during your move. Custom packing solutions should be developed and use more common delicate furniture wrapping but also:
- Custom crating
- Triple-walled boxes
- Stretch Wrap
Our highly trained Minneapolis residential movers are skilled at packing antiques with ample protection and security. Contact USA Family Moving today for a free quote!