Moving any piece of furniture isn’t magic but still, some safety tips can be helpful.
1. Check your furniture if it is decently heavy or easy to scratch. Heavy for sure means you need to take some parts off to make it lighter. It’s obvious as sun in the sky. Remove the drawers, shelves, take the table legs off, etc and store them separately. Beds for sure must be disassembled unless you’re convinced that it’s not a big deal to move it into the apartment without taking it apart. Easily scratch-able pieces will lead you to an amazing thought that it should be covered with a moving pad or blanket whatever you find. Use tape and shrink-wrap to secure it.
2. Find the best way to move your furniture out. Surely the wider the passage the better for your hands holding that precious nightstand, and for the nightstand itself. If you are not sure if it would fit through the door – just use a measuring tape, your eyes are not a ruler!
3. Leather upholstered furniture definitely requires protection before any transportation. Pad or blanket cover is definitely cheaper than that leather couch you already spent a fortune on.
4. We all love IKEA furniture for its affordability, cool design, and convenience. What it usually lacks though is sturdiness. Wobbly dressers won’t survive long-distance road vibrations, so make it less prone to damage by tightening those screws or nails popping first. Use shrink-wrap. It will hold your not so old but half-dead IKEA dresser together way better.
5. Glass, mirrors, stone plates… and other easily breakable stuff. Cardboard and blankets make the best combo for glass-covered furniture, so don’t be lazy and use those for every piece. The double blanketed marble top will not say thanks to you, but at least you will find it in the same condition it was before moving.
And remember, if your mind is still wandering somewhere in the neighbor galaxy and not in your house despite the fact that the moving day is just around the corner – no worries! Leave the hurdle to Best Movers League. Our pros will take care of all your items with the utmost care.