CREATE a detailed list of all the furniture in your home. This list will help you decide which items to take with you and which ones to simply keep to sell, give to friends, or donate to charity.
MEASURE large items to determine if they can fit safely through doors and hallways.
CHECK all furniture for damage before packing it, then mark any important information on your furniture list. This initial inspection will help you decide which furniture to move and which to keep.
Furniture MUST BE CLEANED before packing. There is no need to go overboard with cleaning, you should make sure that there is no dust, dirt or any large particles on the items that could damage the surface of more delicate items. To do this, use a rag or soft cloth.
YOU NEED TO PREPARE materials for packing furniture and transporting it: stretch film, bubble wrap, soft packing paper, protective sheets of thick cardboard and packing tape, you can also use regular blankets.The following tips will help protect your furniture during transport
EMPTY your furniture to make packing easier and safer. Remove books from the bookcase, remove and separately pack all kitchen utensils from kitchen cabinets, and empty all drawers of their contents to make furniture lighter.
REMOVE all glass elements – doors, shelves, countertops, display cases, etc., and then pack these fragile items separately, wrapping them in bubble wrap and cardboard, you can use blankets.
DISASSEMBLE large items so they can be carried through doorways.
KEEP all small parts – bolts, fasteners – that you removed during disassembly. Place bolts, nuts, dowels, screws and washers in sealed plastic bags for safekeeping.
PROTECT corners by placing pieces of thick corrugated cardboard on dangerous corners, then use bubble wrap. ALWAYS remember that the corners of your furniture can be easily damaged during loading/unloading, as well as during transportation itself.
DO use bubble wrap to protect the more fragile components of your furniture – easily breakable items such as protrusions or decorations. Bubble film provides additional protection.
Unscrew the legs and pack securely in a cardboard box. You can wrap them in bubble wrap to cushion any unwanted impacts during transit. Be especially careful when transporting furniture with legs.
PROTECT any parts that may open during transport – movable but non-removable parts such as cabinet doors, panels, drawers, etc. Use packing film and twine to keep them securely closed during movement.