Tips - How To Move & Protect Large Furniture

Whether you’re moving home or perhaps relocating an entire office, the process can be a complicated and stressful experience. There are a number of things that can go wrong, such as damage to your furniture and unreliable moving companies.

John Ryan Removals have been the leading name for furniture removalists in Melbourne for 40+ years. With such invaluable industry experience, John Ryan Removals are the experts in packing, moving and carefully protecting your valuable furniture.

When planning to move, there are a number of things you need to consider including making sure your furniture is protected. Being one of the top furniture movers in Melbourne, John Ryan Removals have the skills and equipment to get the job done right.

Consult a team of professionals
An important first thing to remember when preparing to move is knowing that it is futile to try and do everything yourself. Professional movers have a wealth of knowledge and expertise to make sure your moving day runs smoothly.

Write a list
List all of the large items that need to be moved, including the items that need to be disassembled and the items that your removal team will need to disassemble for you. Share these details with your movers so when they arrive, they’ll be prepared with the right equipment to move and keep your furniture protected.

Measure large furniture
Take the time to measure large or difficult pieces of furniture, as well as doorways, hallways and your homes entrances. This will help you identify in advance, what pieces of furniture might pose a challenge to move when moving day arrives. Your movers will appreciate this information to ensure they come prepared and can move your furniture without damage to your belongings or home.

Prepare furniture
Disassembling the furniture you can manage on your own prior to the movers arriving will help them shift your furniture more efficiently. During any disassembly, ensure you save all the small parts such as screws and bolts in a sealed bag or container. Then you’ll have everything you need to reassemble the items in your new premises.

Reduce the weight where you can
Remove items that can be removed from large furniture pieces in advance to reduce the weight and save time. These items may be DVDs, books, ornaments or dinnerware all add extra and unnecessary weight. Packing and storing these items separately, lightens the load for the movers which again helps them can carry your furniture safely and helps avoid any damage.

Protect items using 
Using towels, sheets, newspaper and other packing materials are all ideal to pack and protect your ornaments and furniture. Be sure to cover larger items with sheets, wrap smaller or fragile items with towels or cloths, and fill in spaces in boxes with scrunched up newspaper for extra protection.

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