How To Prepare Your Furniture For A Move In Six Steps


Preparing your furnishings for your upcoming relocation isn’t without a doubt one of the most laborious, stressful and time consuming tasks concerning your move. You can facilitate the job by drafting a work plan and following it to the letter. If you have never organized your furniture packing before, keep calm and keep reading because we will present to you a step by step tutorial which you will find to be very helpful.

  1. Create a list of the furnishings that you will be taking with you

By making an inventory of the furniture that you will be bringing with you, you will not only be able to determine how much time you will need to prepare your furnishings but it will also allow you to assess the amount of packing supplies that you will need for the task. Note that you can donate all the piece of furniture that you won’t be taking with you.

  1. Purchase the necessary packing materials

Some types of furnishings have delicate surfaces and fragile competent which you must protect by using shielding products such as:

  • Bubble wrap
  • Cushioned pads
  • Hardtop containers
  • Mattress covers
  • Packing peanuts
  • Furniture blankets

You can purchase these supplies and more from your local relocation company. Once you contact the movers make sure that you book their services for your relocation. This way you will have the peace of mind that you won’t have to handle all the heavy lifting and item hauling on your own.

  1. Clean your furniture

Dust and polish your furnishings before you pack them. This will save you a lot of time during the unpacking and settling process as you won’t have to spend days cleaning your furniture.

  1. Empty your furniture

You may think that you can use your furnishings for haul some of your belongings but the truth is that this is an awful idea as it will make them heavier which will certainly cause setbacks and delays during the loading and unloading stages of your relocation. This is why it is for the best if you empty all drawers, cabinets, bookshelves, wardrobes, Ottomans and other pieces of furniture which have storage compartments. It will also ease all the heavy lifting that awaits you.

  1. Dismantle your large pieces of furniture

Some of your furnishings may be too large to fit through the doors or into the moving van. By disassembling them you will not only facilitate their loading and unloading but you will also make them lighter which will undoubtedly be much welcomed for you and the movers who will be assisting you. Keep in mind that you can ask the relocation company that you have hired to lend you a hand with the dismantling and assembling process of your furnishings if you lack the tools, knowledge or time to carry out the task on your own.

  1. Place any hardware in plastic bags and label everything

As soon as you remove a piece of any furniture, label it. This will ease and speed up the assembly process. Also place all bolts, nuts, screws and other pieces of hardware into a plastic bag and label it to which furnishing they belong. If you lose and misplace these items, you will have a hard time putting your furniture back together.