July 6, 2022

How to Wrap Furniture for Moving

Whether you plan on hiring furniture movers or transport every one of your belongings yourself, home equipment like large wooden and metal fittings needs careful handling during transit.

Furniture is a delicate piece of equipment that can damage by minor scratches. Plus, they are expensive, whether you are buying a new one or carrying out simple repairs on them. For this reason, you need to make sure that they arrive damage-free at your new home.

If you’re wondering how to keep your fragile, heavy, and expensive fixture away from harm, this simple guide will show you how to protect furniture when moving.

Obtain Packaging and Wrapping Supplies

As with every other household ware, the first step in your transit will be to get some quality supplies to shield the coating, finish, and the surface of your large furniture from scratches.

Some common packaging materials to help safeguard your expensive furniture include:

  • Bubble Wrap
  • Blanket
  • Stretch wrap
  • Plastic bags
  • Tape
  • Scissors
  • Corrugated cardboard sheets

Visit a neighboring hardware store near you to find these stuff or reliable online stores such as Amazon and eBay.

Clean Up Furniture Before Packing

If you’ve got your packing materials, don’t start wrapping them up yet. Dust, dirt, and anything grime usually hides in the knobs, openings, and many hidden crooks in the furniture. Instead, use some minutes to dust and tidy them before packing.

Start by dismantling every large fixture by removing any handle, screws, and pull, holding the edges together. For desks, detach the drawers and lose the knobs. Once you finish dismantling it, get a wet rag and clean inside, and out of the furniture appropriately. This step will leave your new place sparkling clean and dust-free.

Dismantle All Furniture Before Packing

Although you must have previously disassembled the furniture when cleaning them, the fact remains that you probably did not go all the way.

Take all wooden pieces apart before wrapping them. From the legs to the cushions and arm of your sofa or couches, take down each part to prevent them from being damaged during transit. The perks of this technique are that it ensures your home fittings are easier to pack in movers’ trucks, and when they are easier to pack, it gives you hope that they will arrive damage-free in your new place.

Still, dismantling is a process easier said than done. To disassemble your large fixtures, try the following:

  • Locates the user’s manual (if any) to figure out how to properly detach large wooden and metal fixtures.
  • Put the screws removed from the furniture in a plastic bag, whether sealable or not. If you can’t seal the plastic bag, get the tape to hold the openings in place. This way, you are sure of not misplacing screws.
  • Put the marker and masking tape to note where the lost parts belonged. This way, you never have to mix up different yet similar household fittings.
  • Make sure to drill accurately. If you don’t know how to, ask a friend or relation who does. You don’t want to risk damaging the screws as you drill
  • Don’t dismantle furniture on the scheduled move-out day. Instead, do so the day before the relocation day.

The Best Technique to Wrap Furniture

After dismantling the furniture, you need to know how to wrap furniture for moving.

If you got bubble wraps and stretch wraps before now, you won’t have to bother with buying them all over again. All you need to do is wrap them around your wooden fixtures to protect them before arranging them in the moving van. Bubble wraps also help protect your mirror and glass table tops from breaking or scratches.

For your upholstered bed, get plastic wraps and blankets to secure them from extreme weather conditions and dust. Add some corrugated cardboard sheets between wooden fittings so that they won’t leave scratch marks. If you’ve got a glass-framed picture or mirror, tape an “X” shape on its edges so that when it breaks, it doesn’t leave so many glass particles on the floor.

Plan How to Pack and Load large Home Fittings

Apart from taking apart and wrapping your large home fixture, how you place them in the movers’ truck is essential because it determines how well your belongings are protected. The tips below will show you how to pack furniture for moving.

  • First, arrange your boxes sitting on the wall of the moving van. Ensure that they are arranged systematically- the same size boxes together. Also, make sure they are well sealed to prevent falling out. Let the box holding heavy items sit below before placing any other item on it. This step provides additional stability for your possessions.
  • Next, arrange all square-shaped furniture against this wall of boxes.
  • If you have got dressers place them in the van. Then, put lightweight boxes on it. However, you want to ensure that your boxes are properly sealed and packed before placing them on dressers since they are light and can fall easily.
  • Next, get your blanket and place them on the floor. Then, lay the mattress on top. The blanket will help protect your mattress against dirt and water, especially if you fail to wrap them.
  • For every upholstered item, you place in the moving truck, ensure that you secure them with a rope or strap. Then, place a blanket on them as added protection.
  • Remember to clear your pathways, doorway, and staircase. So, you don’t fall when transporting large furniture into the mover’s van.


transporting household furniture doesn’t have to be difficult, whether they are heavy or not. All you need to do is focus on the fact that they are expensive. Then, find helpful ways to pack, wrap, secure and transport them to your new home. Hopefully, these furniture moving tips listed above will help you through the process.

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Elle Gellrich

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