Protecting furniture for moving

When moving to a new home, a lot of people feel very excited though it may seem very stressful. Most of them think thoroughly on how they will decorate every part of the house, suited for its activity. Some are planning to buy new electronics, wallpapers, floorings, and furniture. A lot of people seem to focus on these things that most of the time, they forget on how they will properly prepare their old furniture for moving. So for those of you who can relate to this, there are a lot of ways on how you can observe proper moving of furniture, particularly the most fragile ones.


For dressers, desks, and drawers, keep them all taped so they won’t fall out. Wrap them also with bubble wrap, plastic, or towels for added protection from scratches. For those items that can be disassembled, take them apart properly and secure the nuts, bolts, and other small parts properly. You may keep them in a small container and tape it together with the furniture. You may also apply wax to protect them from scratches and other damages.

For sofas, chairs and couches, you may wrap them with a shrink wrap to protect them from molds and dirt. Remove all of the parts that are attached that include legs, wheels, and cushions and place them in plastic bags. You should also wrap the corners with plastic bags to avoid further damage as you are moving them. For furniture that needs extra care, you may wrap them with towels and blankets.

For tables and cupboards, they should be wrapped in plastic and covered with blankets and towels. Mirrors, lamps, and other fragile items, you may wrap them with a bubble wrap and place them in a large plastic bag and tightly close it after placing the items inside. For the beds, you may buy mattress bags to ensure that your mattress is well kept and clean. You can keep them from dust and dirt, also from molds and mildews. For the corners of the box spring, make sure that they are covered with plastic bags to avoid further damage when moving. You can also use shrink wrap to cover the mattress.

For breakable items like plates, glasses, etc. you should wrap them with old newspapers and towels to keep them from breaking. And place them in a box labeled “handle with care”. Moving can be a very stressful and time-consuming experience but once you have learned all the proper steps of taking care of your furniture when moving, then it won’t be a problem. Once you have seen your new home and arranged your furniture in their proper order then it’ll surely be a very fulfilling experience.

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Nilda Nora

I love writing about interior design.