We’ve covered many topics in the past, but today we will talk about something that isn’t usually related to packing. At least not as much.
Although our area of expertise has a lot to do with plastic boxes rental, we are also a moving company, so we can share what we’ve learned through the years. Do not underestimate the importance of knowledge and know-how when it comes to moving!
#1 Don’t Use Brute Force
Most people are savvy enough to know that disassembled furniture is easier to be moved and packed. But not all of you know that there is some finesse and subtlety to it. If something doesn’t give in the first time you try to remove it, just don’t force it.
Our tip is to try and look for assembly instructions online. Reverse them and you have a nice disassembling guide. Also you can check for screws and bolts – sometimes these are hard to notice or can be covered by a cap. If you unscrew them, the piece of furniture may come apart much easily – and correctly, as you won’t be breaking anything.
Although this entire tip applies to all kinds of furniture, it is very important to know that delicate furniture should be handled with more care. Usually antique pieces don’t have screws in them and are glued together. There are many tricks to unglue them, but often this would damage the item. Instead, follow our next tip, if your furniture isn’t just delicate, but antique.
#2 Wrap It Up
Even disassembled furniture has sharp edges and corners. They can scrape the floor, or damage the door frame or do a lot of damage, without you even noticing. Additionally, if you bump them against a corner or something, you may end up damaging the pieces themselves. So what can you do about it?
Bubble wrap and stretch wrap exist for a reason. Go buy some packing supplies, so you can pack your furniture properly. This is especially important for antique furniture that cannot be disassembled. Purchase some padding as well. Felt works great, but you can also buy synthetic materials. Crumbled paper may work as well, but its sharp edges can scrape wooden surfaces, so we usually advise against using it.
#3 Get Friends
Seriously, this might as well be our first tip. But it’s important. Most of the time you can’t do it by yourself, or even if you can, it is much easier with a bit of help.
A couple of friends can work wonders and your move can be done with much more easily and quickly. So call them and get the party going.
As you may notice, our tips are a bit more general and don’t only apply to moving delicate furniture, but other types as well. Whatever your need is, just be careful and have a nice move.