Tips on how to move your furniture

 Kamloops Movers tips on moving furniture.

Probably the most space-consuming items that you will need to move are your pieces of furniture. Some might be bargain IKEA pieces, while others could be family heirlooms, passed down through generations and have a lot of value. In either case, you’re going to want them to make a safe arrival at your new home and as Kamloops movers we have some tips to make this happen.

Lose the weight
Aside from taking up space, a lot of pieces of furniture are also very heavy. What many people forget, is that you need to empty everything out before you move them, therefore making them lighter and more maneuverable. Try to do this ahead of time, since it might be time-consuming; also, you may be surprised at what you find inside drawers and closets, this can be a great way to get rid of junk or find long-lost item!

The next step is to make it even easier to transport your furniture by making it as compact as possible. If you are able to dismantle the piece completely, that’s perfect. It’s best to do this only if you have a manual to put it back together, or you’re handy with that sort of thing. If not, try to at least take down any knobs, legs and any other protruding pieces, so that they do not break in the move and don’t get stuck in doorways or scratch the floors. If at all possible, try to do this prior to the day of the move, this will definitely facilitate things.

Don’t forget
Any pieces that you take off, bolts, knobs, screws, even doors and shelves, should be properly labeled. You may think in the moment that you won’t forget where everything goes, but the reality is, once you take apart a few pieces of furniture and have a pile of these tiny things, you won’t know which belongs where. Put smaller parts in zip-lock bags and label them with a permanent marker. Put post-its with tape on the larger pieces.

Protective layer
Here comes the final step, for the more special pieces of furniture. The safest way to transport any valuable items is to apply 3 layers of protection. One to prevent it from scratches, the other from bumps or vibrations and the third to make it totally move-proof. The first layer should be out of cardboard or bubble-wrap, the second an elastic cushion and the third a hard protective shell.

We hope that these tips come in handy for your next local or long distance move. For more moving and packing tips, make sure to check out our blog regularly. For more information on our packing and moving services, please contact us.

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