6 Tips for Protecting Furniture During a Move

by Khent Gerald Barangas on May 19, 2023

Protecting furniture during a move

So you’re moving now to a new place? You're probably going to college or maybe just bought your first house (Congratulations). But you have no time to celebrate, moving can be one of the most chaotic and stressful steps you can make in your life. And the most challenging part is protecting your furniture during a move.

Having a moving checklist can help make things organized. And of course, for your furniture, we created this guide. On this page, we will share some tips and tricks that can help you safeguard your loving pieces.

1. Start Cleaning Your Furniture

Preparing for moving day

Weeks before your moving date clean all the furniture you will keep in moving. Make a thorough cleaning one by one. Be patient, believe us this will help you a lot when it’s time to move out into your new place. This is also important for you to check if your furniture has any pre-existing damage before moving. 

Take pictures of your items once cleaned. You can also photograph those pre-existing damage. This is proof that you are aware of all damages and statuses of your things. Should new damage appear, you can easily notice it.

2. Disassemble Large Furniture Pieces

Disassembling furniture for a move

Large furniture pieces are the hardest to move. The most effective way to protect them during a move is to disassemble their parts. Remove the detachable parts like desk legs, cushions, and table leaves.

Keep an eye on all the small parts like screws when disassembling. Put the small parts inside a plastic bag and label them so you know where to find them when it's time to assemble.

3. Use Furniture Padding

protecting furniture using a padding

Furniture padding is a thick cloth that is specifically used to protect furniture and other large items when moving. Use the padding to cover the surface areas of your furniture. Apart from this, you can also use towels and pillows to protect your more fragile items. Make sure to wrap it around tightly and secure it with tape or plastic.

4. Use Moving Boxes

boxing items for a move

Using Moving boxes can add extra protection to your furniture during your moving date. You can easily find boxes for your smaller items. For bigger furniture, on the other hand, you might need to order specialty boxes for them.

You need to be careful in packing your items inside the boxes. Try to avoid overloading boxes as this can cause your item to break. For added protection, use bubble wrap for your fragile items. Once packing is done, label the boxes with their contents and the rooms they belong in.

5. Hire Reputable Movers Only

experts handling furniture for a move

Do you have valuable or fragile furniture pieces? Hire professional movers! They know the best practices when handling large items. They also have the right equipment and vehicle for the task. Yes, you may have to pay extra but you can have more peace of mind if you let the expert do their job for you.

6. Check Immediately Your Furniture Upon Arrival

Once you reach your new home, unload and check immediately your items, especially those fragile ones. Use the photographs you have taken to check more swiftly and effectively. Once you notice any damage to your belongings, that is when you should make a claim to your moving company.

Get New Furniture for Your New Home

In moving to a new house, you focus so much on the stress process. You should also think about the exciting part. It’s going to be a fresh start for you. So make your new house feel like a home. The best way to do that is to get new furniture.

At Qoncept Living, you can find quality and affordable furniture that can transform your new space. Every furniture item is made with top-quality materials. It’s beautiful, functional, and made to last. Visit our official stores on Lazada and Shopee to explore our complete catalog.

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