Tips For Packing And Moving Delicate Furniture

Packing and moving delicate furniture is one of the tasks that make the whole moving process even more complicated and stressful. Undoubtedly, the treasured antique furniture pieces and collectibles are the most delicate furniture pieces that require extra care and attention when it comes to transporting them from one place to another. If you ask me, you should never transport such items by yourself.

If you don’t want to have your heart broken by some unexpected and unpleasant surprise of having a valuable and irreplaceable furniture item damaged or broken, make it a point to find reliable and trustworthy antique furniture movers.

The antique furniture movers will ensure that your delicate furniture items will safely be transported from your old home to your new destination. However, you should do your homework before that, or in other words, you need to pack the items before the transportation. Truth be told, packing delicate furniture items is not simple nor easy, mainly because of their size. However, that doesn’t mean that you need expert carpenter’s skills to determine the best packing method. All that you need to do is to dedicate some time and attention in order to acquire the technique of packing delicate furniture.

For high level of protection and ensured safety I recommend you the packing technique with three layers of protection. The three layers of protection included in this technique are: A protective wrap; Shock and vibration protection; and a protective shell. In addition, here’s a short overview of the function of the three protective layers.

Protective Wrap

For a protective wrap you can use a range of materials, including but not limited to: foam, plastic sheet, soft cotton cloth and synthetic papers. The two main purposes of use of this type of protective wrap is: keeping the delicate furniture items clean and protecting the surface of the items from scratches and paint damage and loss. However, not all of these materials provide soft isolation from touch. On the contrary, most of these materials have slick surface that doesn’t provide protective cushioning.

Shock and Vibration Protection

Shock and vibration can be defined as repetitive bumps that occur during the transportation. Although the vibration might seem harmless, it can be a cause of serious damages such as cracks and ruined paint. The shock and vibration protection wrap includes materials that provide good cushioning for the item. Most common materials that are used for this wrapping material are soft foam or rubber composition. How thick the material is depends mainly on the weight of the furniture item and the type of shock and vibration anticipated. For best choice, ask the antique furniture movers for recommendation.

Protective Shell

When it comes to ensuring superior protection of antique furniture items during transportation, many antique furniture movers use protective shells. The protective shells that provide hard, puncture resistant wrapping of the item are usually made of plywood. Simply said, the protective shell protects the item from rough handling as well as from environmental factors such as heat, rain and cold.