A Guideline on How to Pack Furniture When Vacating

This guideline highlights simple steps to follow when one is packing furniture ready to vacate may be from one apartment to another or in any distinct circumstance.

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Create a List of the Furniture

Establish a list of what you need to pack and move. The list gives you a written inventory which will assist you to decide the size of your furniture to pack.

Compile Packing Material Requirements

Simple furniture probably to be packed may require a plastic cover, bubble wrap, mattress covers, cardboard, furniture blankets, old towels, and rags. One can approach the furniture vendors and explain the kind of furniture you want to move. They will recommend a number of necessary packing materials needed since they have experience. While vacating one can realize that it is better off to have more materials than enough.

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Clean the Furniture

It is advisable to dust off and polish anything planned to pack. It is embarrassing to move in into a new home with dirty furniture. One will likely spend more time cleaning the furniture than to settle first.

Start Moving Your Furniture Out

It is recommended that one should move out the furniture earlier before the transporting vehicle arrives. One should pack the content inside the furniture separately from their companion to reduce the risk. Ensure you have emptied cabinets, bookshelves, entertainment centers, the bed, dresser drawers and other furniture.

It gives one enough time to rest and eliminate significant damage that might be caused by moving and packing the furniture in a hurry.

Dismember Attached Furniture

Disassemble any furniture joined with a few nuts. For instance, a bed can be easily separate using a pair of spanners and some cabinets and chairs can be also separated quickly. If your furniture had some manuals, be assured to check the instructions or guidelines on how to separate the furniture correctly.

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Place the Furniture in Clear Plastic Bags and Label

It is crucial to pack your hardware in clear bags ensuring ease to identify them. One can also label the bags to be sure which bag contains what. For instance, you can label the bags containing kitchen table nuts and bed screws. Tape the plastic bags with corresponding contents to ensure everything is intact. Depending on choices, some people may pack all accessories together, and others prefer them separately.

Wrapping and Packing Disassembled Furniture In Boxes

Now, wrap and pack the separated furniture parts in at least large boxes. Use bubble wrap, towels, and stretchable plastic wrap to protect fragile detached furniture and prevent their contact with liquids. Oak Furniture Company advice you tape the wrap or tie the entire furniture package leaving the furniture unexposed during transit. It is imperative to label your boxes to identify its contents quickly. For example, you can label the box as ‘desk shelf’, ‘dining table legs’ or ‘drawers from kid’s bedroom’.

Cover Glass Table with Thick Fabric

Glass tables are very fragile thus they need adequate protection. Cover them with thick material such as furniture blankets or towels. Place glass furniture pieces in telescoping boxes. The boxes should fit one another easily with enough thickness and firm to support the glass. Add some soft, thick fabric to cover the glass without allowing any reckless movement.

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Wrap Sofas, Other Chairs, and Mattresses In Special Plastic Covers

The covers role is to protect your furniture against any damage. Purchase the covers from your nearest vendor or use online platforms like Amazon.

Line the Floor Of The Truck

The truck should be lined with furniture blankets to protect furniture in contact with it which is not packed in the boxes or plastic bags.

Be Present When Packing the Furniture Into The Truck

One should be readily available when the furniture is loaded into the truck. The presence ensures minimal damage to the package. However, ensure that heavy weight objects are loaded at the base of the vehicle to protect light weight furniture. Ensure everything is intact and balanced. Make use of any available truck hooks and paneling by tying up the package to keep it firmer.

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