How to protect furniture when moving
One of the things that happen more often than not is that your furniture gets hurt while moving. This is less so when you hire local movers Baltimore. However, if you are doing it on your own you are likely to hit your furniture on various edges in your apartment. Even if professional moving agents were to do it – there is a chance for your items to get damaged. Furthermore, even if your items leave the apartment okay, there is a chance for them to get damaged in transport. And if by any chance no damage occurs on the two, there is a chance for damage when you are carrying it into the new apartment. You can avoid all this if you protect furniture when moving.
There are numerous ways to do this. If you wish to protect your furniture when moving, all you have to do is invest a bit more time. Financially, you are not looking at anything more expensive than the move itself. It is far more about being witty and crafty, then spending some outrageous amounts of money. To emphasize again, if you are having professional movers taking care of your move, they are more likely to do this for you.
Protect your furniture when moving – tips
Again, this is not something that is super difficult. It just requires a bit more work, and thus a bit more time. Otherwise, it is just about how clever you are going to be with your furniture protection.
Before you even begin the moving adventure, we are always here to advocate and highly advise that you consider hiring professionals, rather than doing it yourself. The benefits are practically endless, and the only downside is that it costs more money. But, you get your money’s worth, tenfold. You simply do not need to bother yourself with such things like carrying stuff around, transporting them, and protecting them along the way. Prevention is the best protection. The cherry on top is the fact that you can also purchase moving insurance, and practically seal the deal on the safety of your furniture. Lastly, storage Baltimore is the final frontier for storing your belongings safely, in case you need it.
If not, and if you want to do it yourself, you are the boss. However, there is no such thing as being carefree, moving insurance or anything alike. You are the owner of the entire process, and you are responsible for every detail. It is precisely because of this that you must protect furniture when moving.
So, how do you go about doing it?
Dismantle all the furniture that you can
If you are like me, and you bought a ton of furniture in Ikea, then you will want to dismantle as much of it as you can. Make sure to always save the instruction on how to build it (or use your memory if you can), and dismantle it all.
It will become ridiculously easy to carry it around, and you will protect it simply by placing it into boxes. There is no easier way to transport a large closet than to carry it in planks. At first it may seem like a lot of work to put in, however, it becomes insanely easier to take it out of the apartment and bring it into the new one. Not to mention the ease you will have transporting planks placed one atop of the other. If you insist on carrying it out in one piece, be careful. The wood is thin and it could crack easily if you hit it against a doorway, or similar passages.
Get a lot of duct tapes and hard paper
The absolute number of easy way of protecting your furniture is by protecting all the ‘sharp‘ edges. These are the ones that you damage the easiest. This, of course, doesn’t work if you drop an entire closet down a flight of stairs. No amount of duct tape can protect you in this case. On the other side, not much can protect you from this. These are the scenarios where you see that actual value of having moving insurance.
Back on the topic, the hard paper is the best impact absorber if you are bound to hit an edge of a desk on the doorway edge. Grab the paper and bend it as many times as you can. Once you get a nice little coat of armor made out of paper, duct tape it to the part of the furniture you wish to protect. This is the easiest way to protect furniture when moving. If you are by any chance lacking the said paper, you can just use many layers of duct tape. It’s cheap, so you can sue as much as you like. The more you use the better the protection.
One of the most common mistakes made with furniture is dragging it across the floor. This is terrible and could end up ruining your desk legs, or the bottom of a closet. The easy way to bypass this is by lifting the furniture you wish to move and placing it on a blanket.
Once you do so, you can simply drag the blanket across the floor, effectively moving the furniture without dragging it directly on the floor. This will not only make it substantially easier but will also mitigate any chances of damage coming to the furniture.
All in all, it is all about creativity. Do try to think outside the box when you wish to protect your furniture when moving. And think about whether you want to go pro or DIY.