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9 Crucial Tips for Packing and Moving Delicate Furniture

IMG 3925 9 Crucial Tips for Packing and Moving Delicate Furniture

Here Are a Few Tips to Help You Make Sure Your Most Fragile Furniture Make the Trip in One Piece

Seeing as furniture is so heavy, it is sometimes easy to overlook the fact that it can also be delicate. Whether it’s an ornate stool, an antique cabinet or just a desk with lots of moving parts, moving your furniture can sometimes be just as susceptible to damage as any electrical device, so you need to be careful with how you go about moving it to your new apartment.

In this post, we’ll look at some of the things you can do to ensure that your glass tables and delicate couches arrive at your destination in one piece.

#1: Carry High and Low

One of the first things you need to do to ensure that when moving furniture is to make sure you are able to carry it without dropping it. Try to carry your items high and low: tip the item backward at an angle and have your friend carry the top while you carry the bottom part of the furniture. Whether you’re holding a dresser, filing cabinet or shelving unit, doing so at a diagonal angle will help balance the piece of furniture and make transportation down the stairs a whole lot easier.

#2: Don’t Do it Alone

With that in mind, you also need to ensure that there is always at least one other person on hand to help you when moving furniture. If you hire movers, they should send at least two people together to handle the job.

#3: Don’t Force It!

Struggling to fit your couch in through the doorway? You could always try pushing harder but that would likely cause damage, possibly tearing fabric or breaking off handles. Better to remove the glass from a large window (which is easier than it sounds), or even to take the door off its hinges. Make space for your items, don’t force them.

#4: Plan for the Van

The same goes for fitting delicate furniture into the van before the move: don’t force it in when there isn’t adequate space. This is a quick way to scratch, snap or tear items – so make two trips if necessary.

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