Moving delicate furniture requires additional hard work and care. Whether it is a glass lamp, some antique furniture, or an ornate stool, moving fragile furniture involves precision and effort.
Follow these tips to move delicate furniture:
You must prepare in advance to move delicate furniture from one place to another. Packing up porcelain, crystal and breakable items require time and precision. You cannot rush or be hasty. If you don’t want to hire movers, start preparing much in advance and take time to pack every single piece.
2: Know the Terrain
If you are carrying delicate items, make sure you don’t drop it. You should know the terrain and the route well enough to pack according to the needs. For instance, you should carry items in the high and low angle to make sure there is no risk of an imbalance en route.
Once again, if you are moving a dresser, shelving unit or filing cabinet, does it diagonally to balance the furniture and transport it down the stairs easily.
3: Use the Right Tools
List the items you need for packing fragile furniture.
- Packing paper
- Bubble wrap
- Pliable cardboard
- Packing tape scissors
- A large table to lay out all the items
4: Get a Large Van
Before fitting delicate and fragile furniture into a van, make sure it is big enough. Don’t force anything inside a van that does not have adequate space. Forcing furniture inside a less spacious van may lead to scratches, snaps and wear and tear. If required, make two trips.
Professional movers can help you move with delicate furniture because they have the finesse of packing and moving.
5: Wrap them properly
Regardless of the type of wrap you use – plastic wrap or bubble wrap, make sure it is done perfectly. Surfaces on sideboards and cabinets are prone to scratches during moving. Wrap furniture in such a way so that it is covered,
If you are traveling a long distance, choose waterproof wraps. It is also important to pad furniture, in particular, the corners of all wooden furniture. You can use your quilts and pillows for wrapping.
6: Secure Drawers and Doors
Furniture with doors and drawers need proper packing. Secure the openings so that they don’t slide out. The only reason to wrap furniture is to prevent this kind of a disaster in the middle of the way.
The best way to move delicate furniture is to hire a pro and let them do their job.