you move in winter or summer, good weather or bad weather, your
upholstered furniture is at risk. The dangers are many, and lurk around every corner that you negotiate down a hallway, and every bump in the truck along the way.
Rips from abrasion and friction against the truck, walls or other
Water damage from rain or snow;
Dust, dirt and stains.
to do? It’s not like you can pack your sofa and armchairs in a
convenient plastic moving box – or any kind of box. But, there are
some simple steps you can take to make sure your upholstered
furniture arrives in your new home in the best condition.
is the key.
Scotchgard or similar products that can be sprayed onto the fabric
can be your first step.
Spray the whole upholstered area evenly, taking care to follow the
manufacturer’s directions and avoid over application.
Furniture pads or moving blankets are made to be soft and cushion
large pieces against blows.
Get enough to wrap up the whole piece of furniture, using tape to
secure the piece.
Cover any wood pieces, like legs or armrests, along with the
the piece is antique or requires extra protection, you can use the
Begin with a layer of micro foam, which you can buy in sheets. Cover
the whole piece and tape it securely.
Next, add a layer of paper padding, taping that layer just as
The last layer is shrink wrapping the whole piece, with tape as
usual. You don’t want to use the plastic shrink wrapping against
the sofa directly as it can cause condensation build up inside.
When taping any material in place around a large piece of furniture,
the best method is to stand the sofa on its end and then wrap the
tape all the way around.
Ratchet straps and be an alternative, or an extra method of securing
material around the whole piece. Ratchet straps are made of heavy
duty rubberized material with a hook and ratchet closure – similar
idea to a bungee cord but sturdier.
Make It Easy
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