How to pack more oversized furniture ready for moving home

Our helpful tips on packing larger furniture items will help you get them to their destination

without damage or breakages!

Tools needed to pack and wrap furniture:

  • Packing tape
  • Bubble wrap
  • Re-sealable plastic bags
  • Covers
  • Stretch wrap
  • Corrugated cardboard sheets

Furniture

  • Remove all shelves and drawers
  • Protect corners using pieces of cardboard
  • Use bubble wrap on individual furniture items
  • Avoid packing furniture when it’s assembled!
  • Use re-sealable bags to keep all the hardware safe and label

Couches

  • Wrap couches and chairs in a layer of stretch wrap
  • Use blankets, linens and other soft furnishings to protect areas that may be more
  • vulnerable to damage
  • Remove any external parts where possible and place them in re-sealable bags

Artwork/Paintings

  • Wrap artwork/paintings in acid-free tissue paper
  • Brace the corners with pieces of cardboard and bubble wrap
  • Wrap entirely in stretch wrap
  • Don’t lay artwork/paintings flat – always load them upright!

Piano

  • Lock the keyboard lid if you can
  • Wrap piano in blankets and secure using packing tape
  • Cover blanketed piano in stretch wrap
  • Don’t attempt to move a piano by yourself!

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