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Is your moving date slowly approaching? Did you take a look around your house and realized you need to move all of your big and bulky furniture? It may seem like one big impossible task. However, with some good organizational skills and hiring Divine Moving and Storage NYC, this might not be so difficult as you imagined. For this reason, it is important to organize everything well. How to prepare your furniture for relocation? Here are all the tips and tricks you should follow for your relocation. 

Hiring a moving company and gathering all the packing supplies 

First of all, you should hire a moving company for your relocation. It can be extremely difficult to move your big and bulky furniture without professional help. You can easily cause serious injuries, property damage, or even damage your expensive pieces of furniture with improper handling. Hiring a professional moving company will actually help you to save money and to transport all of your items safely and in one piece to your new address. See if your future moving company also includes services such as furniture removal NYC. 

In addition to this, you also need to gather all the necessary packing supplies. You will need to disassemble your large pieces of furniture in order to transfer them. For this reason, you need to gather all the necessary packing supplies. These include the following. Ask your movers for the list. 

  • Cardboard moving boxes in all sizes and shapes 
  • Moving blankets for the furniture you cannot disassemble 
  • Bubble wrapping 
  • Tape 
  • Moving straps 
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Get all the boxes you need

How to prepare your furniture for relocation – the next steps 

Now but you have a moving company and all the necessary packing supplies, it is time to prepare your furniture. First of all, take a look around your household and see if you want to move all of your furniture. What to do with the furniture that you don’t want to move? You have two options. You can either sell them or donate them if they are in good condition. Contact Goodwill or the Salvation Army they organize a free pickup. If not, you need to throw them away. Contact your local government institutions or office to see if the city offers some type of special services for this occasion. If not, then you have to organize the transport. 

Then, it is important to clean your items before disassembling furniture. Make sure you wash them thoroughly and let them dry completely. If you leave any spots wet, mold can grow on these parts of your furniture thus causing some serious damage not only to that piece but to the rest of your items as well. 

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Clean your furniture before relocation

Packing tips 

Why do you need to prepare your furniture for relocation? So they will not get damaged during transport. In order to ensure this completely, you need to pack them properly. As mentioned, you need to disassemble all the pieces that you can. Put smaller pieces in the moving boxes and make sure to label those boxes. Small bolts and other similar items should be placed in a plastic bag. All bigger furniture should be covered with moving blankets and secured with moving straps.  

About Author

John has been with Divine Moving and Storage in New York for nearly two decades. Starting as a young helper and climbing up the ranks to be a staple in our organization. John has the knowledge and experience to assist our clients with any move or storage related needs. You can reach John or any of our associates in NYC at 212-244-4011