Relocating can be a very tricky business—not least for your belongings, and especially for your furniture. It takes careful preparation and planning to move, and if you want to avoid causing unnecessary damage to your beautiful furniture, then here are some important precautions to take.
Wrap and Cover Belongings
Your items can be easily damaged while being transported to and fro, or they might get damaged while they are in storage. Most of your items need to be protected in some way. For example, breakables should be wrapped with paper or bubble wrap, and this may include a glass tabletop or glass shelves in a china cabinet. Wood furniture should be covered with a thick blanket. Some items should be sealed so that they are not affected by pest damage.
Pay Attention to Weight
When you are moving items in a truck and or storing them in a unit, you inevitably will stack your belongings on top of each other. It’s important that you stack items strategically. Lighter items should be placed at the top of your stacks, such as pieces of glass from your furniture or lightweight wood furnishings that may be made out of particleboard. When it comes to stacking items on furniture, you should take the utmost care with packing. Do not overload your furniture with weight, especially smaller pieces.
Focus on the Storage Climate
Storage units are commonly used during the relocation process. For example, they may hold many of your items while you are staging your home for sale or while you are waiting for the construction of a new home to be completed. Regardless of how long you plan to use the storage unit, you need to take a few steps to keep your items maintained in excellent condition. Wood furnishings, upholstered items, and other pieces of furniture are delicate and vulnerable to temperature changes. Therefore, if you decide to leave your furniture in a storage unit, you should choose a climate-controlled unit which will protect your belongings from damage related temperature, humidity, and other environmental concerns.
Before moving and storing your furniture, take time to assess the needs of each of item so that you take all the protective steps necessary. While this may take time, keep in mind that it will ensure that unnecessary damage does not occur while your items are en route or being stored.