How To Ensure Your Furniture Is Protected When Moving A Long Distance

How To Ensure Your Furniture Is Protected When Moving A Long Distance

Whilst the vast majority of house moves that Perth removalists undertake are considered local, with people moving within the same city or same state, they will occasionally have clients who are moving much further distances. These will be home moves that are to another state, and often that can mean a distance between the respective homes of over 2,000 miles, as is the case for someone moving from Perth to Melbourne.

Almost all removalists will have experience with these types of long-distance moves and will be able to facilitate them as one of the services that they offer. However, most homeowners are not in the habit of moving thousands of miles between homes, and so it can often be a time of increased stress and worry. What many of those worries will be about is how to safely move their furniture, including furniture that is worth a considerable amount, over such a large distance.

If you follow the advice of your removalists, then not only will your furniture be perfectly safe during the move, but everything else that you are taking with you will be as well. You might choose to use your removalists not only to supply you with all the packing materials you require but also to wrap and pack everything too. However, if you are using them purely for the transportation of your belongings, then here are some tips on ensuring your furniture all arrives safely.

Don’t Skimp On Packing Materials

Moving home does incur expenses, but do not be tempted in trying to minimise those expenses by purchasing the cheapest packing materials you can. They are cheap for a reason and that is because they are low quality and unlikely to offer the level of protection that quality packing and wrapping materials will for your furniture. Better to spend an extra 200 AUD to save the 2000 AUD  that it might to replace an item of furniture that gets damaged due to inferior packing materials.

Disassemble The Furniture That Can BeConnect Now

Any items of furniture that can be disassembled, either completely or in part, should be. This will allow you to wrap and pack the smaller parts of the furniture, which is always easier than trying to do likewise with large bulky items, Even taking the wheels off sofas and chairs, the doors off wardrobes, and removing drawers from cabinets will help.

Place Glass Panels Between Cardboard Sheets

One of the most at-risk parts of your furniture is glass panels which may be part of a coffee table, or the doors on a wall unit, for example. To give your glass the best possible protection, you should place each pane of glass between two thick cardboard sheets. You can go even further and wrap this with bubble wrap to boost the protection of your glass panels.

Use Fabric To Protect Wooden Furniture

Chairs, tables, cabinets, chests of drawers, and bed frames made from wood need protection to prevent them from being scratched or chipped. This is where you could use bubble wrap, however, you will find many removalists will recommend that you first use fabric or moving blankets to wrap wooden furniture first, before wrapping them in bubble wrap. Some moving blankets come padded for extra protection.

Pack Items Strategically In The Van

Whilst this will be done by your removalists if you have hired them, if you instead choose to hire a van and pack it yourself, it must be done correctly, especially to protect your furniture. Larger and heavier items should be placed in the van first. As you add boxes, try to create a wall at the back of the van, and also pack your boxes as tightly as possible to prevent movement during the journey.