Upholstered furniture can be a tricky thing to move without damage and it can be even more difficult to keep furniture fresh during a long distance move. This may be one of the reasons why people don’t like moving such belongings. With the right amount of preparation though, moving furniture a long distance doesn’t necessarily mean that it will need to be replaced as you can keep your upholstered just as fresh as it was when it was in the home. There are just some things that need to be done ahead of time to prepare the furniture for the move and it can remain in great condition.
1) Wrapping furniture in plastic or a blanket: Wrapping furniture up so that outside influences such as humidity and other influences of nature cannot have an impact on it will make a big difference in the life as well as the smell of the furniture during the move. Plastic wrap can be found at many local hardware stores and it can even be found at removal companies that sell packing supplies to their clientele. Mattresses should also be wrapped or at least carried the long haul in a mattress box, which is a specialty box made to keep mattresses clean and safe from damage. Note that wrapping furniture in plastic wrap is something that should always be done in rainy weather should be done; when upholstered furniture gets wet it can lead to the growth of mildew and/or mold.
2) Be aware of any liquids that can spill onto the furniture, so if there are any boxes in the moving truck that have liquids in them make sure to keep them far from the furniture. This needs to be done in case there is a ruptured in any on the containers. Chemicals should not be packed in boxes due to the hazard they present while in transit and liquids really shouldn’t be packed either.
3) Beware of the smells in the air as most upholstered furniture absorbs the smell in the air. It is good to inspect the moving truck to make sure there are no lingering smells in the air. If a professional removals company will be assisting or handling your move than it is likely that this problem will not be an issue as the better companies clean their removal trucks on a regular basis, so these kinds of things are not an issue for their clients. If there is some sort of smell floating in the air you may want to eliminate it before loading your furniture in, just to be safe.
Professional moving companies have lots of other ways that furniture can be protected during a long distance move and they will be able to take these precautions for you, you just have to know to make them aware that it is a service that is wanted. Remembering that the options are available makes a big difference. These tips in this article will give a good starting point to be able to do it on your own.
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