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Common Mistakes To Avoid When Loading Your Furniture

Published by Joe Webster.

What's in this article?
  1. Common Mistakes To Avoid When Loading Your Furniture
  2. Failure to dismantle furniture
  3. Incorrect wrapping
  4. Loading with belongings inside
  5. Not using blankets
  6. Poor arrangement inside the truck
Poor Arrangement Inside The Truck

Common Mistakes To Avoid When Loading Your Furniture

Loading furniture during a move may seem like an easy job, but wait until you try. Some pieces can be heavy forcing the ones carrying to keep putting them down to draw some air. Narrow and winding stairways can pose some challenges for long wooden frames and odd shapes. Of pressing concern is the likelihood of items getting scratches or tears like in the case of sofas. Mistakes arise due to poor handling, misjudging the size and inaccurate estimation of doorway and corridor sizes. Another mistake movers commit occurs where they carry loaded bookshelves.

Mishandling of furniture often results in damage that can be expensive to repair. Sometimes when you spoil the item, you cannot restore it. See below a brief review of some common oversights:

Failure to dismantle furniture

Before you load, take your furniture apart by removing legs from couches and tables for example. In the case of your beds, unfasten the frames. Otherwise, attempts to carry furniture from the house while intact will result in it brushing up against door frames, walls, and banisters.

Incorrect wrapping

There are sofa covers designed primarily for upholstered items. You can also use bubble wrap for the fragile articles. By putting unwrapped furniture into the truck, it may arrive in the new home with scrapes and torn upholstery. Glass table tops can shatter from being tossed up and down and from side to side.

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Common Mistakes To Avoid When Loading Your Furniture

Loading with belongings inside

Owing to time constraints and at times fatigue, you could forget to remove belongings in cabinets, drawers, and wardrobes. You may also decide to proceed as a way of taking a shortcut. However, the folly of your decision is that the furniture becomes heavy. Also, the things left inside can yank the drawers open or fall over. Someone could get hurt, and the item might break.

Not using blankets

Always wrap wooden furniture with bedspreads. These are not the ordinary sleeping covers that keep you warm at night but the ones specially made for moving purposes. Have them bound securely with a stretch film. That way, once you load the item inside a container, you minimize chances of it getting scratched.

Poor arrangement inside the truck

If you arrange furniture in a moving van haphazardly, it will get damaged while in transit. Take care not to stack bulky items on top of pieces such as desks or tables. As the truck moves, pressure from the objects could cause the table to break or sag. Also, forgetting to fasten the equipment to the sides of the truck exposes the furniture to scratches and cracks.

You cannot always blame the hired moving crew when your furniture gets damaged during loading. Instead, look at the omissions you made: You did not dismantle the pieces, there were no covers on the sofas, you let them carry wardrobes with clothes inside, you failed to use moving blankets and made a mess in arranging the items inside the moving truck. Always protect your furniture by prepping it for a move.

Incorrect Wrapping
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Joe Webster always knew the auto transport industry would be a great career option. And with decades of experience, Joe is now an established consultant for A1 Auto Transport.

Joe was born in Santa Cruz, California. During high school, Joe worked as a mechanic; a job continued to work part-time during his bachelor's degree.

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