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  • Writer's pictureMark Blum

How To Protect Your Furniture in a Move?

Updated: Sep 7, 2022

A move can lead to a large amount of work that you did not expect at the beginning. Protecting your furniture is one of the important parts of a move, but if you gather the necessary materials, take your time and wrap each object delicately and carefully, we can assure you, from our own experience, that you will have no problem surviving your most precious furniture and objects, perfectly. To make it easier for you, from Residential Moving Company Tempe we are going to give you a series of tips that we hope will help you.

Carry out your work planning and gather everything you need to pack your furniture

Make a list of large pieces of furniture that are best disassembled, so that it is easier for you to transport them, not only in the vehicle, but also through doors, stairs or elevators, especially if you have a lot of large pieces of furniture, such as: bookcases, desks, tables, cabinets, etc. There are small objects, which due to their delicacy, we also advise you to disassemble them, if possible, since it will greatly facilitate transport and, above all, safety when moving them.

Take pictures of your furniture, they will help you when reassembling them, because if you are not a professional, this can be a headache for you. Do not skimp on short shots and recordings; think that it depends, to a large extent, that your move is a success when it comes to reassembling all your furniture.

Collect all the material you will need for your move. Think that your furniture should never go unprotected in the vehicle you are going to use.

The main products to pack your furniture can be: blankets, corrugated cardboard, bubble wrap, plastic film (you will find them in large hardware stores) and sealing tape.

Disassemble large furniture, Sofas and Armchairs

It may happen, if you have little space for transport, that large furniture does not fit in the vehicle you have, so you will have to completely disassemble it, this is one of the reasons why the majority of people who are going to make a move, use a specialized company, since in this way they are removed from this real headache, in any case, we want to help you, and we will give you the steps you must follow for the perfect disassembly of a large piece of furniture.

Remove the cushions and disassemble the sofa uncovering the frame. Once the cushions are removed, turn the sofa on top of it. Unscrew the legs. Next, remove the staples that hold the sofa cover together with a flathead screwdriver and pliers.

To see the frame of the sofa and the screws that hold the arms, you must lift the upholstery. Now yes, loosen the screws. Remove the upholstery to make it easy for you to remove the sofa’s arms.

Find the screws that hold the seat and back of the sofa together. Remove the hinges and separate the frame pieces, just like you did with the arms. Do not forget to take photos of each of the actions you are carrying out, if you have to take notes, do not skimp on efforts.

To disassemble an armchair, follow the same steps as for a sofa

In the case of having to disassemble large furniture or tables, it is convenient to distinguish between glued and screwed furniture. If you find furniture that is bolted together, it is not difficult to disassemble it following the instructions that we have indicated (photograph each step or write them down), but if you find furniture that is glued together, it is better to move it in one piece, since trying to disassemble it can be a hassle disaster for the furniture itself.

Do you need help with your furniture? Contact a Residential Moving Company Tempe, our professionals will complete this work for you.

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