No matter what type
of business you have, it will involve furniture of some kind. That
may include office furniture like desks and chairs, reception area
sofas, and lunch room tables and chairs at the very least. You can
certainly try and simply pile it all up, intact, into your moving
truck. Good luck! You’ll likely have to make many trips, as it’s
a pretty inefficient way to pack a truck.
Here are some tips
on how to prepare furniture to make it easier to move and pack along
with all the other important components of your business. Proper
preparation means protecting your valuable furniture assets from
damage during the move and accomplishing your move as efficiently as
1. Label – It may
sound obvious, but label each piece of furniture and what area it
will go to. Make an inventory of all the furniture and groupings, and
a system of notation that will make sense to you later on when you
have to reassemble the various departments or operations of your
2. Prepare –
You’ll want to assemble the right supplies for the job. What you’ll
Allen keys, or whatever tools you will need to remove the legs of
tables and chairs, or other furniture components as needed.
or sheets of plain newsprint (not a printed newspaper);
plastic bags (to organize the screws);
3. Take apart table
and chair legs, and other components as may be applicable. The
smaller the pieces, the easier to protect and move safely.
4. Keep the screws,
antique knobs from your oak desk, clamps, and any other small items
in the ziplock bags. Then, you can tape the bags to one or more of
the legs so that they all end up at the same place.
5. Remove any
drawers from desks and tables. This is something that is often
forgotten, but also often results in damage to the drawer and table
itself. If you want to keep the drawer’s contents intact, you can
simply slip them into a large plastic bag – and don’t forget to
6. Wrap any
furniture legs you remove in the moving paper or newsprint, using at
least two layers. Place all the legs, plastic bags of screws, and
other furniture components in properly labelled plastic moving boxes for the truck.
7. Use bubble wrap
to protect table tops and other large pieces with corners.
8. Wrap any
upholstered furniture with the plastic moving wrap, over the bubble
9. As a final layer,
use furniture pads to cushion furniture pieces and keep them from
jostling against each other in the truck in transit.
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