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A Guide to Shipping Household Furniture


Shipping household furniture can be problematic based on size and materials of furniture. Special care should be taken so that your furniture arrives without any damage. A moving company with experience in moving furniture is a great partner to that goal. In addition to packing and moving your furniture, they will expertly reassemble your furniture. They make sure that all screws, nuts and bolts arrive with the furniture for complete assembly. Some furniture has many pieces so this will be a huge time savings for you. This includes bed frames, desk, curios cabinets and entertainment centers.

Decide Who Will Disassemble

A major decision when moving and shipping household furniture is who will disassemble the furniture. This can be a time-consuming and labor-intensive undertaking. Using screwdrivers, wrenches or other tools, each piece of furniture is taken apart. Drawers should be thoroughly cleaned and removed. After removing furniture legs, you can wrap them in blank newsprint, tape them to the piece of furniture or pack them in a separate box. In addition to the newsprint, you will need cardboard boxes, masking or packing tape and other supplies. Another option for you is to have the professionals of a moving company pack and move your furniture.

Packing Glass Furniture

There is no bigger challenge than moving glass furniture such as a glass tabletop. Hiring a moving company experienced in shipping household furniture will protect your investment. A moving company will arrive with custom-sized wooden crates. This is the best way to ship glass furniture.

Protecting Wood Furniture

Wood furniture, especially edges, is so susceptible to scratches, nicks and dents while moving if not properly protected. A moving company wills pad-wrap each piece in your residence. Movers will also pad the hand-truck or trolley while shipping household furniture. This action further safeguards your pieces.

Wrapping Needs for Upholstered Furniture

Your upholstered furniture includes sofas, loveseats and recliners. Moving can be especially hard on delicate fabrics. When shipping household furniture with upholstery, the entire surface should be shrink-wrapped with clear wrap. This will help to prevent damage and stains.