• ekins Moving & Storage Kelowna: Moving Services Pro Tips

10 Furniture Moving Tips to Remember

Involve your staff in the process of moving, but leave the heavy lifting to your office movers.

Involve your staff in the process of moving, but leave the heavy lifting to your office movers.

Scuffs, scratches, breakages. Moving your furniture from one location to another or into storage is like hiking up a mountain. You never know what dangers lay ahead. As professional Kelowna movers, it’s our job to handle your belongings with the utmost care, but there are also some steps you can take to ensure your furniture arrives in one piece. Remember these moving tips when moving your furniture and keep your (table) legs intact!


Hire reputable movers

Canadian consumers need to beware of rogue moving companies. Movers without credentials who do not provide any insurance to protect your goods can do irreversible damage to your furniture and other household items. The best way to protect your furniture is to hire reputable movers that provide professional moving services and coverage if any damage occurs.


Make a list

Making an inventory of all your furniture will help you decide what fits into your new home and what you may want to sell, donate or give away. It also enables you to keep track of your items for insurance purposes.


Take pictures

Wondering if that scratch on your antique oak armoire existed before your move? Taking photos of all your assembled furniture before moving not only helps to keep track of any damage, but it also helps to remind you what the pieces are supposed to look like if they have been disassembled.


Measure for movement

You and your movers will want to ensure that your large furniture will fit through doors and down stairwells during your move. Measuring your furniture and spaces beforehand allows you to solve any potential problems instead of at the last-minute. 


Inspect and clean all items

Before moving or storing your furniture, make sure all pieces are thoroughly cleaned. Dust and polish both wood and metal and inspect furniture for pest infestations and other damage.


Use protective materials when packing

Just as you wrap china in newspaper or bubble wrap, you and your movers should use the same kind of care when preparing your furniture for a move. Items such as couches, chairs, and other wooden furniture should always be padded and wrapped. Moving companies in Kelowna, including Bekins Moving and Storage, provide and sell protective materials including:

  • Mattress bags
  • Moving blankets
  • Pads 
  • Plastic wrap
  • Bubble wrap
  • Packing tape
  • Mirror boxes


Remove loose items

While preparing your furniture for a move, make sure anything loose is removed from dresser drawers, shelving units, trunks, and other furniture. This includes books, clothing, trinkets, jewelry and all valuables. Place these items in boxes and label accordingly.

Disassemble furniture when possible

The best way to prevent a broken leg is to take it off. In other words, see if your table, bed, dresser, sofa or other furniture piece can be disassembled before it's placed in the moving truck. You can also look for movers in Kelowna to do the disassembling for you. Kelowna moving companies such as Bekins disassemble and reassemble large furniture pieces such as bed frames, tables, and desks. 

Contain and label tools and fasteners 

When disassembling furniture, make sure to store all screws, bolts, washers, nails, allen keys, and other fasteners and tools in a container or Ziploc bag. Label the container with what furniture piece they belong to and include assembly instructions if possible. 
 

Secure all items

When disassembling furniture, make sure to store all screws, bolts, washers, nails, allen keys, and other fasteners and tools in a container or Ziploc bag. Label the container with what furniture piece they belong to and include assembly instructions if possible. 

For more Kelowna moving tips, read 8 Ways to Keep Your Belongings Safe

 

Keep your items safe by hiring Bekins Kelowna Moving and Storage for all your packing, moving and storage needs. Our professional Kelowna movers have the equipment, tools, and knowledge to ensure your goods are picked up and delivered all in one piece. Contact us for a free estimate and to book your local and  long-distance movers in Kelowna.

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