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January 27, 2023

Tips to Help You When Moving Furniture

Packing Furniture for a MoveBy Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group 

If you might be thinking about moving soon, you may contemplate working with a moving company in El Paso to help you out. This is because while moving easily movable belongings can be generally easy, moving pieces of furniture could be a daunting task– even moreso if you consider it a DIY task. You might easily scratch or damage your furniture if you fail to plan and make use of the right tools and materials. Obviously, safeguarding your household furniture needs to be a top priority when moving. Thankfully, there are several methods to protect your furniture during the moving process.

This article gives you ideas that will help protect your furniture when moving.

Start by Disassembling What You Can

You do not have to disassemble all pieces of furniture when moving. However you can attempt and take apart the ones you can before you get in touch with a moving company in El Paso. Some furniture pieces you can easily take apart include bed frames, wooden chairs, and modular sofas. When you have the original assembly furniture instructions, it will be less difficult to read them for guidance on disassembling the furniture item. It could help if you wrap all the disassembled parts in a protective covering and put them inside a labeled cardboard box.

Place all Screws and Hardware Inside a Small Box

Over the furniture disassembly time, you can easily forget screws and other key hardware that keeps everything together. It is essential to place these items inside a plastic baggie which is properly sealed as you begin taking apart your pieces of furniture. It will also be of assistance if you quickly label all your plastic baggies with the items' corresponding piece of furniture. This will help you easily know where each and every piece should go when you start unpacking in your new house.

Utilize the Proper Moving Equipment

While moving lighter furnishings such as coffee tables and chairs might be easy with no specific moving equipment, you likely will require additional equipment for heavy furniture pieces. For example, a dolly or hand truck could be useful as they help lift bulky furniture items like refrigerators, dining tables, and pool tables.

Protect Your Furnishings by Wrapping it in Moving Blankets

It’s not smart to shove furniture hastily into the moving truck. Whenever you're moving the household furniture, it should be crucial to prepare sufficiently. It’s good to safeguard your furniture with moving blankets. The heavy duty material might be perfect for keeping your furniture safe while moving. The sturdy nature of blankets will also protect your doorways from scrapes caused by the furniture being moved. Shrink wrap can be good for helping keep your furniture pieces together.

Use a Professional Mover to Help Move Heavy Furniture

A lot of folks try to move awkward pieces of furniture on their own without getting help. Attempting to move the pieces of furniture on your own may result in damage to the furniture, walls, or floor, or even injury to you. This is why it is important to seek the services of a professional mover in El Paso when moving furniture.

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