Wood furniture can be heavy and
sturdily built, but it is still vulnerable to damage during a move. Wood can be
scratched, chipped, or even splintered if it's handled roughly. Add
moisture and bad weather to the mix, and the risks increase
exponentially. But, with some planning and forethought, you can
protect your wood furniture so that it gets to your new place
undamaged and intact.
Even small amounts of water can cause
wood to warp and rot, and during a move, there are many times that
wood furniture is vulnerable.
Rain or snow on moving day;
In the truck – especially if you
didn't defrost your fridge and it starts to leak;
Left outside or unattended –
where it could be subject to spills, humidity or other moisture
Before You Begin
If the furniture can be taken
apart, then do so. You'll be saving the legs and other parts if you
can protect them and move them separately.
Tie the drawers shut with soft
twine. Drawers that come loose during the move can cause the most
Give your wood furniture a good
polish before you pack it up so that it's in the best condition
possible to start with. Dust can actually scratch the surface during
Wrap and Protect
The right moving materials can help to
protect wood furniture from physical hazards as well as moisture.
Here are some ideas.
Furniture pads, blankets, and even
heavy comforters can serve as protective padding.
Packing paper and cardboard can
serve as extra protection for corners and sharp edges as well as the
legs, which are most at risk of damage during a move.
Once the furniture is nicely
padded, add a layer of plastic wrap on top to secure the padding
Do NOT use plastic wrap directly
against the wood, as it can actually serve to trap any moisture
right next to it.
Loading the Truck
The best idea is to leave your wood
furniture towards the end of your move. That way, there is less of a
chance of it getting knocked around and damaged by other pieces. That
means making sure there's enough space left!
Creating a wall of boxes and then
place your furniture against that wall.
Try not to stack anything else on
your wood furniture, even with padding.
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