Apr 22, 2022 by Wendy Hoke

How to Pack Living Room Furniture

We have some awesome tips on how to pack your living room furniture. Of course, we believe it’s best to let a professional packer do this, but if you are doing the packing yourself, read this to learn more about packing tables, chairs, and sofas.

Boxing up your clothes and bedding is fairly simple. But your furniture is big and bulky. You need to prepare your tables, sofas, and chairs to ensure they arrive at your new home without any damage.

Packing Chairs and Sofas

1. Remove Feet from Chairs and Sofas

Many accent chairs and sofas have removable feet, to make it easier to move the furniture through doorways and hallways. If you remove the feet, be sure to bubble wrap them. If your chair or sofa has a zippered compartment underneath it, store feet there during moving; if not, place all the feet in a box and label it.

2. Shrink Wrap

Upholstered furniture should be plastic or shrink-wrapped to protect fabrics from water, dust, dirt, and grime during the move. Most professional moving companies will wrap upholstered furniture before loading it onto their truck, but be sure to ask ahead of time.

3. Furniture Blankets

Cover the sofa or chair with furniture blankets to protect them from rips and tears. Use packing tape to wrap around the blanket and furniture. Make sure that you tape tight so that the blankets are securely wrapped around the sofa or chair. Overlap blankets and close any flaps that may occur, this will ensure your furniture is protected.

How to Pack End and Coffee Tables

1. Clear and empty items from the table

Packing up a dining room set is straightforward, but what if you have a coffee table or end tables with drawers? Remove items from the top, shelves, and drawers of the table. Use painter’s tape or an adhesive tape that won’t damage the finish and securely tape the front of drawers or door to the frame of the table frame.

2. Disassemble Tables that Have different sections

Some coffee tables and end tables can be easily disassembled without any professional help. For example, some coffee tables have a glass top that can be easily lifted out and wrapped from the rest of the table. This will help reduce the chances that the glass (or any other part of the table) will be broken in transit.

3. Wrap tables in a furniture blanket

The last thing you need to do is cover the table with a furniture blanket. Furniture blankets are an excellent way to protect from scratches and dings. Place the blanket on top of the table and wrap it around the legs or base. Secure the blanket by using packing tape around the covered legs or base and around the skirt/top of the table.

It’s a lot to accomplish. You can still do it on your own, but why not call Alliance Relocation Services for a free quote. Find out how easily our services fit into your budget and make your move a breeze.

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