Tips on Protecting Your Furniture

Posted on Thu, Jun 07, 2012 @ 09:00 AM

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Whether you are moving across town or across the country, it is important to pack your belongings carefully. Haphazardly tossing things into the back of a pick-up truck just isn't going to cut it. If you want the job done right, it's important to consult a professional moving company. Professional movers in Connecticut have moved just about everything from enormous one-legged yard art to antique player pianos. What's their secret? Using quilted wraps for all of the major furniture items.

How Does it Work?

Here's how it works. A large quilt or piece of padding is wrapped around your piece of furniture so that no corners or fabric are exposed. Then the quilt is wrapped in shrink wrap to prevent it from slipping off while it is being moved. While a properly loaded truck won't shift weight, items can still slide around a bit if they aren't packed tightly. The quilting will prevent damage from this type of mishap.

Professional movers and packers used to bring the items out to the truck before wrapping them, but not anymore. By wrapping the furniture when it is still inside the house, there will be no damage while it is taken through the doorway, down the stairs or out to the truck.


Once the wrapped pieces have been placed on the truck they can be manipulated easily without worrying about scratches. This can be very reassuring, especially if you are moving a family heirloom. Just imagine what your mother would say if grandma's antique sewing chair got to the new house with a huge gouge in the back. We can't have that now, can we?

When you contact a company of Connecticut movers, ask them if they offer quilt wrapping. If they don't, simply let them know that you'll be taking your business elsewhere. There are plenty of local movers out there, but the good ones know the tricks of the trade, like quilt wraps.

Key Takeaways:

  • Moving can be hazardous to your belongings
  • Quilt wrap anything made of wood or has sharp corners
  • Double wrap glass items like mirrors or cabinet inserts
  • Shrink wrap the quilting so it doesn't shift during transport
  • Do all the wrapping before the furniture goes out the door

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