When relocating, furniture is one of the items that presents the most challenge in terms of packing. When you are moving, certain pieces of furniture, such as mattresses, tables, and chairs, may need to be dismantled in order to facilitate easier packing and maximise the amount of room available in the moving truck. There are some pieces of furniture that cannot be taken apart in any way, and it will take a great deal of expertise and originality to correctly wrap these antiques so that they may be stored.
If you have no clue how to wrap furniture, then the following are some pointers on the correct techniques of packing furniture for the purpose of good furniture storage. To begin, you need to make sure that you have all of the required packing supplies handy at hand. These items include cardboard boxes, packing tape, old newspapers, rags or old blankets, bubble wrap, twine or rope, and materials for labelling the packages.
When you are wrapping solid furniture that cannot be dismantled, such as cabinets, tables, chairs, and others, make sure that you cover the edges first with bubble wrap or newspaper. This is especially important for larger pieces of furniture. After that, cut the cardboard boxes open and put them down on their sides. Before you use tape to secure the pieces of cardboard to one another, you need to cover the entire piece of furniture with the cardboard pieces. At this point, you should take a marker pen and identify each piece of furniture so that it is clear which side is facing upward.
Be careful to insulate the mirrors on any pieces of furniture, such as dressers or cabinets, that include glass or mirrors before covering them. You should make an effort to extract the glass panes from the cabinet, and then you should wrap each individual piece in bubble wrap or many layers of newspapers, and then you should make sure that they are completely covered in cardboard boxes. Taping them together tightly in bundles is another good practise that should be followed. If it is not possible to remove the mirror from the piece of furniture, you should first cover it with several layers of bubble wrap or a blanket and then cover it with cardboard.
Again, ensure that the cardboard pieces are well-adhered with tape, and identify whether the things that are being wrapped are glass or a mirror, and label the item as “Fragile.” It is crucial that this be done so that these objects will be handled with greater care while they are being transported.
Wrapping individual pieces of furniture in their own separate cardboard layers is the best way to transport and store furniture that can be taken apart. It is important to make sure that the edges are protected by bubble wrap, newspapers, or rags so that they do not sustain any scratches while being transported. The next step is to tape all of the individual pieces together into one bundle, and then name the bundle so that it is clear what kind of furniture is contained inside it. Bundling the components together reduces the risk of losing a component and makes it simpler to put the product back together once it has been disassembled.
You may reduce the risk of your furniture being damaged while it is being transported to a new place or while it is being kept in furniture storage if you are familiar with the proper packing techniques for your items.