Getting Ready to Move? Here is How to Pack Big Items

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Packing your home up can be overwhelming; there is so much to do, and while most items can be packed into smaller boxes, there are some items that need more attention. 

 

Our heavier items are usually things that we need to protect, like mattresses, bed frames, sofas, or anything that is large or cumbersome. 

 

So here are some handy tips to help you pack up and move your biggest items. 

 

Photo by Erda Estremera on Unsplash

 

Ask yourself – do you need to pack them?

 

Not every big item will need to be prepared and packed; in fact, depending on where you are moving to, you might be able to sell your goods and buy new ones when you arrive. This point is more important when it comes to moving across states or to different countries. 

 

It is also worth remembering that a range of specialists can handle the packing and transporting of bigger items. If the items are of high value, like music instruments, it can be more beneficial to hire the right professional like a piano mover, for example.

 

Leaving out the big items can cut the overall costs – so think about what you really need. 

Corners

 

The corners of big items are the ones most likely to get damaged during a move. So it can be one of the most important parts of the item to cover and protect. 

 

Corrugated cardboard is one of the most beneficial packaging materials and offers a lot of strength. Cutting the right shape of cardboard to cover the corners of the items will add an extra layer of protection. 

 

For softwood items, adding a layer of bubble wrap to the corners can help protect them further. 

Disassemble 

 

While some flatpack furniture won’t make it through being disassembled and reassembled, larger solid wood items are more likely to manage the trip well. Bed frames, bookshelves, tables, and even chairs can all be disassembled to make more room in the moving trucks. 

 

They can be wrapped in moving blankets

 

Moving blankets are thick and well-padded blankets that offer a buffer between your furniture, other furniture, and the floor or walls of the moving vehicles. 

Wrapping

 

Maybe you have seen the wrapping machines at the airport that wrap luggage so that it is more protected and less likely to pop open. 

 

The same wrapping is possible for larger items. The wrapping keeps the moving blankets, bubble wrap, and corner wrapping in place. 

 

It is important to make sure that you have some breathable holes in the layers if the items are going into storage or traveling long distances. These holes prevent your furniture from getting mold mildew. 

 

It can also be a good idea to add a pest deterred into the wrapping too. 

 

Perhaps you are considering if it is time to move house, or if it is time for you to have a deep declutter and clean. This post can help you make your mind up about the best next steps for you to take: Signs That You Should Consider Moving House

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Kori is an autistic mom who also happens to have ADHD and Anxiety. She is currently located in Albany, NY where she is raising a neurodivergent family. Her older daughter is non-speaking autistic (and also has ADHD and Anxiety) and her youngest daughter is HSP/Gifted. As an empath, HSP, and highly intuitive individual, Kori brings her own life experiences as an autistic woman combined with her adventures in momming to bring you the day-to-day of her life at home. Kori provides life coaching services for neurodivergent women (and those who identify as women) as well as Oracle card reading, Tarot card readings, and energy healing.

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