Moving house is a stressful and often time-consuming ordeal, and even more so when you have large, fragile items to move.
From glass dining room tables to massive bookcases, it can feel like these bulky yet delicate items are impossible to move in one piece.
The good news: you don’t have to do everything by yourself when there are ways to make moving these large and fragile items much easier.
Here are some tips to protect your heavy-set furniture during the move.
1) Protect your glassware
The key to protecting your china during a move is bubble wrap. But there are techniques you’ll have to consider as well.
While it might be tempting to stick the plates and teacups in one wrap and be done with it, this can actually cause more damage than good.
Not only does wrapping plates and cups too tightly make it difficult to move, but it also causes your fragile glassware to shatter at the tiniest pressure.
Instead, opt for a few single layers of loose bubbles for dishes and plates. This allows you to pack the items in the same place without them bumping or rubbing against together.
2) Cover furniture with tape
While bubble wrap does a great job at protecting your china, it doesn’t work too well with the grandfather clock or wooden coffee table.
Instead of using multiple layers of bubble wrap to cushion their corners, opt for soft material such as towels or blankets that can later be thrown in the wash. After getting these items secured and ready to ship, use duct or masking tape to properly secure the furniture in place and prevent loose movements.
3) Hire removalists to move your items
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