Packing Furniture for Moving and Storage
How To Use Moving Blankets To Pack For A Move
During any move, the difference between receiving your furniture, paintings, and appliances intact or damaged mostly remains in how good they’re packed. Having this knowledge will be very helpful regardless of if you are doing the packing or hiring professional movers. Not all movers do the packing right because either they simply don’t have the know how or perhaps cutting corners on packing supplies. Spending a little more time and money in your packing will payback handsomely when your valuable furniture arrives damage-free. This is particularly true for expensive paintings, antique furniture and high-end TV sets, and electronics. Moving blankets are a cheap packing tool.
Use of the Moving Blankets has become a must for movers and do-it-yourself movers and the popularity of them has been on the rise especially in recent years. The reason is the Moving Blankets are cheap packing tool. They offer a great level of protection against scratches, breakages and other damages. The greatest benefit of using cheap moving blankets for shipping furniture is their ability to bend and wrap around odd shape furniture, painting frames, and appliances.
Most movers offer two different rates for packing and moving or you can save substantially by doing the packing and have the movers to only pick up and deliver your belongings. All you need is standard quality Moving Boxes, Packing Supplies, and enough Moving Blankets to correctly pack an office or home.
Packing Furniture with Moving Blankets
Although the sturdy Moving Boxes would work for the smaller furniture and especially the furniture that can be taken apart the larger and more delicate furniture need a better packing method. Packing furniture with Moving Blankets is the best packing technique available. The Moving Blankets are sturdier, more tear-resistant and offer more cushioning than Bubble Rolls while they could be reused over and over. Having said that, if the Moving Blankets are not property secured it will defeat the purpose of protecting the contents. The following is some tips on how to use Moving Blankets for packing:
- Securing Moving Blankets to Furniture – there are two schools of thoughts when it comes to securing the Moving Blankets to furniture; wrapping the Moving Blankets with Stretch Wrap or Packing Tapes. Although both methods are widely practiced the use of the Packing Tapes is a bit more secure in our experience. As the photos demonstrated wrapping the Moving blankets on the furniture with Packing Tape is more secure especially in case of the legs and other odd-shaped areas.
- Packing Glass Top Furniture – While the Moving blankets offer ample protection for the glass top furniture but taking the following extra steps is a must for completely safeguarding them. First, secure the glass top to ensure the glass will not shift during transit or storage. Second, cut a piece of corrugated cardboard to the exact size of the glass and put it on top of the glass followed by taping the cardboard to the glass. Now, you are ready to wrap the entire glass top furniture with the Moving Blankets secured in place by packing tapes.
- Quality Packing and Shipping Supplies – Spending a few dollars more on the quality Shipping Boxes, Moving Blankets, Packing Tapes, and other packing supplies offers an added level of protection against damages associated with any move. At uBoxes, we strive on offering the most competitive prices without sacrificing the quality of our Moving Boxes and Packing Supplies.