Shifting is complex, and the bulk of furniture and wooden items make it even harder. But furniture signifies the skeletal structure of your home, and you have to shift it with care to keep it intact. Some tips to help you while packing and using storage covers for furniture and workplace stuff are included at the tail of the passage. Do check them out!
Here Are Some Furniture Coverings For Storage and Packing
1. Furniture covers
Storage covers for furniture are made of polyethylene. It is available in various sizes for different furniture types. An alternative to furniture covers is to use packing covers in which they were newly delivered (if you have saved them!)
2. Furniture blankets
Apart from furniture covers, these provide the next level of protection for your wooden items. Wooden items can be wrapped with furniture blankets to serve as shock absorbers and insulation layers. Furniture blankets are the best option for wrapping delicate woodwork articles.
3. Shrink wrap/plastic wrap
It can be used as an alternative for furniture covers. If you run short of storage covers for furniture, then plastic wrap can save the day and your furniture. These wraps can also be layered around carton boxes to bind them waterproof.
4. Corrugated sheets
A less-known packing supply, but it’s worth the use. Corrugated sheets cushion your furniture and wooden items against friction and shocks. It can also divide a compartment into a large carton box or a moving truck.
5. X-tape and heavy-duty tape
Home use tapes can be of little use when packing furniture. Heavy-duty tapes come in handy to seal the boxes airtight. An X tape can draw an X mark on mirrors to keep them safe.
6. Carton boxes
Carton boxes can be used to box furniture or disassembled parts. Make sure to choose sturdy and medium-sized boxes that keep the stuff safe and easy to carry.
7. Furniture user manual
While packing delicate or heavy furniture, keep its guide manual in touch. It will guide you step by step on how to disassemble it. The manual can also warn you about precautions to take while packing.
8. Plastic bins
Plastic bins can protect your items from moisture. These bins can provide weather protection, so they are suitable for carrying office furniture. Professional packers and movers offer these bins to provide weatherproof packing.
9. Foam containers
Foam containers are white. These come in various types and sizes. The main feature is to provide insulation from heat and cold. These containers can come in handy while shifting kitchen appliances.
Steps to Follow While Packing Furniture
Now you have the packing supplies and furniture coverings for storage. Wait, it’s time to push all the furniture into boxes. Read this step-by-step guide to safeguard your woody and non-woody belongings.
1. Survey your furniture
Relax, you don’t have to go to any consumer satisfaction survey. You have to conduct a furniture survey of your home. Note the types and number of items you need to pack. Wooden, upholstery(sofas and cushions), non-wooden items, and glass articles(mirrors) are some of the furniture types you can find in any home.
2. Decide what, when and how to pack
Check for these and note them down. The survey can also help you decide the type and quantity of packing supplies you need to buy. Now you know about the furniture and have the necessary storage covers to pack it. You can buy some of the supplies provided in the list. You can alter the list to suit your furniture and budget. The supplies list can also be narrowed down based on availability.
3. Read the guide manuals
Before packing, you must disassemble large furniture (like dining tables, beds, and sofas). Read their reference manual about the parts and steps to dismantle them. This step is to make sure that you are dismantling it correctly (so that you can assemble it after relocation).
4. Clean your furniture and wooden items.
Clean the furniture before packing. It will remove dust pests and moisture (if any) sticking to it. This step ensures that your furniture remains damage-proof even if the relocation takes longer than expected.
5. Disassemble with care
Now it’s time to disassemble your furniture. Keep an essential toolkit ready before dismantling your furniture.
Wrap and pack each part separately. After dismantling, you can put all the parts of one item in a single box (but make sure you label it).Secure the nuts and bolts in a waterproof Ziploc bag and keep it with its parent parts.
6. Packing them into boxes.
- Give customized packing for each type of furniture.
- Before using a box, fill it with packing peanuts or a sponge if you use it for delicate items.
- Large wooden items like beds and dining tables need to be disassembled and wrapped in furniture blankets and an extra layer of bubble wrap.
- You can pack the cushions and sofas in furniture covers.
- Mirrors need a layer of X tape, furniture blankets, and plastic wrap to secure them.
- Delicate artwork can be packed in customized wooden caskets available for it.
- Mattresses can be covered in separate mattress covers available for it.
- Small articles (wooden and non-wood ) can be packed in bubble wraps.
7. Cushion your furniture.
Whatever furniture you are packing, secure them with tape and cushion the edges with cardboard or a thermocouple. Cushioning secures your furniture while shifting and keeps them stable against collision.
8. Storing your stuff
It’s time to take your furniture to the truck. Make sure you have wheels to move heavy furniture into the truck. Ensure furniture weight is evenly placed within the truck. Use corrugated sheets in between to avoid damage during a collision.
9. Transport (from home to truck)
While transporting your stuff from home/office, remember to lay down a carpet or door mat on the floor. It will cushion your stuff against the hard floor. Moreover, you can also use felt pads or moving wheels to make the home-to-truck joinery of your furniture easier.
10. Talk to the movers
It is an optional step. If you have any delicate or intricate articles, inform the movers about them. They can provide extra material for its protection. Do inform them about any other care that must be taken about the furniture during the transport.
11. Unpacking your belongings.
Hurrah, you have reached the final step. So, now it’s time to unpack your furniture and give a framework to your new place.
Tips to Safeguard Office Furniture
Packing furniture and wooden items at home or the workplace take the same steps and measures. Nevertheless, here are some things you need to take care of if you are packing furniture from your workplace.
1. Sign up Insurance for your capital stuff
Furniture and other items from your workplace are a part of capital investment. Don’t forget to insure before shifting. It can provide you compensation for any damages that occurred while shifting.
2. Use waterproof packing
It is a necessary precaution as workplace stuff includes a lot of electronics and wooden items.
Provide all the furniture with waterproof packing. It will ensure the packing is long-lasting and safe from water leakages.
3. Clean the dust before packing
Clean the items to remove any dust or bugs before packing. It will keep your items free from pest-related damage.
4. Refer to the guide manual
As workplaces hold a lot of professional stuff, disassembling them without manuals can prove fatal.
5. Disassemble with care
Please keep all the parts separate and label them. It will avoid confusion while assembling it back. Additionally, take care while removing cords and cable wires. These are prone to get damaged, lost, and tangled. Pack each cable separately and keep them with their parent parts. Label them to avoid confusion. The last thing, make sure they are 100℅ waterproof.
6. Use customized packing boxes for electronics
Customized boxes are available for computers, electronics, and office furniture. Using them will keep your things safe and organized.
7. Get professional help with unique packing supplies
Unique Packing supplies like plastic bins (safeguard furniture from moisture) and foam containers can be rented from professional movers. Opt for these supplies to give your materials fail-proof packing and transport.
So, Packing and safeguarding your furniture can prove a challenging task. But with the right supplies, a suitable plan, and correct execution, you can shift your furniture from its old to a new destination with minimum risk.