June 30, 2019

Packing Up Your Furniture: A Guide

A guide to packing your furniture
Packing up your furniture doesn’t have to be a hassle, especially when you have packing supplies and tips from the experts at Elite Self Storage.

When you’re packing up for a move, you have to be careful. Some things are fragile. Many items, like furniture, need special packing considerations for just that reason. Fortunately, the experts here at Elite Self Storage can help you pack up your furniture safely and ensure that each piece gets to its destination in top shape. We even sell the moving supplies that you need! Here are some rules to follow when packing up your furniture.

Clean Your Furniture First

Before you pack it up, you want to make sure that your furniture is clean. Dust every piece and clean it before you get it ready for the moving van. If there’s dirt or grime on it, it’s only going to set in if you leave an item in storage for a long time. Dust can even cause scratches or other damage during a move.

Get the Packing Supplies Ready

Of course you’ll also need a wide range of packing supplies to protect all of your furniture for a move. Fortunately, Elite Self Storage has what you need! We offer protective items like bubble wrap, mattress covers, and everything else you could possibly need to protect all of your valued items in transit. Spending a little extra on moving supplies will pay off when all of your furniture stays in top shape and you don’t have to buy any replacements.

Take Furniture Apart When Possible

Some items do better in transit if they’ve been properly disassembled first. Taking the legs off of tables, removing cushions from couches, or taking bed frames apart can make a move easier and help prevent damage. You’re also less likely to scrape or scratch walls or entryways as you move furniture in and out of your home. If you have a manual for the piece of furniture, it’s best to follow instructions on how to safely disassemble it. It’s also a good idea to have a plastic bag that you can fill with screws and other fastening implements so that it’s easy to put your furniture right back together again.

Wrap Up Everything

Once your furniture is disassembled, get out your packing supplies and start wrapping up everything to protect it. Bubble wrap is great for wood items, like chairs or table tops. Specialized covers can be used for mattresses or couches, but plastic wrap can do in a pinch. Either protective item can help you avoid ripped fabric, water damage, and other problems.

Think About Your Moving Truck Layout

Don’t just pack up furniture haphazardly. Have a plan for where each piece can go and make sure that things are packed securely. Place moving blankets or corrugated cardboard between pieces, just to add an extra layer of protection while the truck is moving. If you rush to pack up your moving truck you might end up damaging items or making your move more time consuming.

Your Storage Solution in Sioux City, IA

No matter what kind of furniture you need to store, we can help. We have the packing supplies you’re looking for and we’ll make it easy to move everything you need safely and securely. So visit Elite Self Storage for all of your storage and moving needs today!

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