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How to Move Furniture Safely

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Here at Simply Removals, we know how important it is to you that your belongings arrive at your new property in perfect condition. However, this doesn’t just happen, it takes a lot of preparation to ensure your furniture is protected during the removals process. Due to the bulkiness of larger furniture items, they will need special handling and even more protection – after all, it’s not like you can simply pack them into cardboard boxes.

Thankfully, we have decided to write this article giving you advice on how to move your furniture safely. If you follow the furniture protection stages described below, there’s a very high chance that you won’t have to face and later deal with any issues during your residential move. It is worth following these steps so that you can have a damage-free move and your furniture can arrive at your new property in the same top-notch condition you left it in.

Materials and Tools

Using the proper packing material and the correct tools when moving furniture is one of the best ways you can ensure furniture protection. Here at Simply Removals we offer all the packing material you will need when moving house so be sure to check out our page. Be sure you have the tools you need to disassemble any furniture items with you and bags to put any small parts in so that you don’t lose them.

Moving Blankets

Moving blankets are one of the best ways to protect your furniture. Some companies offer specialised moving blankets with extra protection that is ideal for any fragile pieces of furniture. However, you can provide your own moving blankets by using old bed sheets, towels or duvet covers to wrap around your mattresses and other pieces of furniture to protect them during the move.

Bubble Wrap

Every child and adult loves to place with bubble wrap. It is one of the most outstanding packing protection products on the market today. This air-filled bubbly material is ideal for protecting any fragile or breakable elements of your disassembled furniture, such as glass panels, intricately carved wood and so on.

Packing Tape

Tape is the most-used packing supply. You will use it for all your packing needs from taping up boxes to taping moving blankets around furniture. High-quality tape is fairly-wide and leaves no nasty marks or stains on your belongings. Buy more packing tape than you think you will need. We can guarantee people always get through more of the stuff than they think they will.

Shrink Wrap

Shrink wrap is another great option for protecting your furniture. This is a common product used by professional movers and is an inexpensive way to keep drawers, doors, and other moveable elements shut and fixed in place during the moving process. Another benefit of this wonderful product is that shrink wrapped furniture pieces won’t get exposed to dust, dirt or other debris on the way to your new home – which means less cleaning for you when you unpack!

Clean Your Furniture

Speaking of cleaning, we recommend you clean your furniture before wrapping it up as accumulated debris can sometimes scratch varnished or hard surfaces during the move and deface your furniture. This is an easy fix, simply wipe down any hard surfaces with a damp cloth to rid your furniture of the debris and ensure it is protected properly.

Disassemble Your Furniture

Disassembling your furniture is helpful to make any larger and bulkier furniture items easier to move. It also ensures that your furniture will take up less room in the truck – meaning you could fit all your belongings in one trip! Disassembling anything you can also assists in preventing untimely damage to walls, floors, and door frames as you move it through the house.

Remove any parts of your furniture that can be removed. In particular table legs, glass tops, shelves, drawers or bed frames. Do one piece of furniture at the time and store the nuts, bolts and washers in a clearly labelled bag so that you aren’t frantically searching for parts when you are starting the reassembly.

Heavy Lifting

For your personal safety, we would always recommend that you leave the heavy lifting to us. Here at Simply Removals, our staff are fully trained in heavy-lifting and safety precautions and we provide them with suitable lifting aids for those bigger removal projects. If you think you have items that you would struggle lifting without hurting yourself, please do not hesitate to let us know and our removals team will be on hand to assist you.


You can’t possibly overprotect your furniture pieces. It is better to be safe than sorry. Do the sensible thing, if you are unsure, and get in touch with us here at Simply Removals for more information.

Here at Simply Removals we offer a wide range of services that cover any domestic or business requirements. With an ever-dedicated team of over 100 staff and an ever-growing fleet of 50 vehicles, we are ready to tackle any removal request. One of the best in the removals business, we operate seven days a week and carry out services both day and night. This flexibility means that we can work around your schedule – helping you move in a way that suits you. The benefits are endless. So, give us a call and book your move with us today!