Well, there really is no exact process of how furniture should be packed, rather it is packed according to the needs of the type of product, distance that the product will travel and budget.
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According to our experience and the feedback of our customers, what has worked best for them and at the lowest possible cost, is as follows:
Compressed wood furniture and furniture:
The furniture is wrapped with a 3/16 ”light bubble for added protection, later corner pieces or cardboard strips are placed according to the size of the furniture to protect the edges and corners since this type of products is very delicate, the capon strips and the bubble is fixed with cinnamon or transparent tape of 48 mm x150 meters. And finally, two or three turns of stretch film are given to the entire piece to secure the packing and to better protect the load.
Large or heavy furniture:
This type of furniture must carry a packaging that is more resistant and ensuring that any scratch or bump is avoided as the product is expensive. Due to the delicate and heavy product, you should wear better protection, with the minimum possible cost but without skimping on the packaging. We recommend doing it as follows:
Place a cover of polyethylene foam, also known as foam, 1/4” or 1/8” thick to avoid any damage to the surface of the furniture such as a scratch even caused by cardboard. In the corners place cardboard strips to a face of approximately 15 to 20 cm wide glued with transparent foam tape or bubble in such a way that they cover the corners and edges of your products. Once you have placed and fixed these first products, you should place 2 to 3 turns of stretch film to protect your products and secure the packaging, so you will get a secure packaging for your product.
Chairs and tubular furniture:
In these products the packaging is different since it is somewhat more complicated, since there are places that have to be protected and it is not so simple.
First you have to wrap the legs of the chairs or hard-to-reach places with a 5-inch wide stretch film, or you can wrap these tubes by cutting strips of single-sided cardboard or a face of the same size to protect those tubes. Once this is ready, you secure with adhesive tape, then you will protect the seat or covered with 3/32 ”or 1/8” foam or 3/16 ”light bubble by securing with 48 × 150 mts tape. And cardboard on the banks and at the end two turns of stretch film, you know to ensure the packaging and cover your product better.
If this is the case and you don’t have a box, you can make your own. First, assemble all the pieces of furniture, the screws, pins or small pieces, place them in a bag and stick them in a large piece to the package so that they are not lost. You can wrap it with 3/32” or 1/8” polyethylene foam. It can also be with a 3/16” light bubble and stick it with adhesive tape. Then you have to cut a sheet of cardboard in roll to the size of your furniture or in two canvases to cover the four corners of your product and close it with tape or strap it so that your load is safer.
Rooms and mattresses:
These products can be wrapped only with polyethylene of calibre 200 onwards that is more resistant and does not break so easily, or you can make a bubble cover and then place stretch film to ensure the packaging.
These types of furniture are usually not very fragile and prone to damage. At the end of their elaboration they are not usually varnished, and they are given a type of oil to protect the wood. That is why we recommend first covering them with kraft paper so that it absorbs excess oil. If you want to make sure that they do not suffer blows you can form them with polyethylene foam to dampen the vibrations and blows in the transfer and finish with stretch film to prevent the paper or foam from breaking.
They must be cleaned at least 24 hours before moving. Remove all removable parts they may have (shelves, drawers, burners, etc.). Also wrap the knobs or small parts with adhesive tape to make sure they won’t get lost along the way.
Above all, remember that when we talk about heavy appliances and furniture, it is very important to move them carefully, with the necessary help.
One of the big mistakes when wrapping furniture is to believe that stretch film is enough. This can help protect against moderate water or dust, but not from shock, vibration or scratches. The stretch film is extremely thin.
To avoid shock and vibration we recommend the Single Face cardboard, the bubble and the foam.For extremely delicate surfaces the shape or foam of polyethylene. In some cases, even cardboard or paper can damage the furniture surface.
To keep the corners, cardboard and other materials together or in place there is nothing like duct tape. And to protect the edges of the furniture there is nothing like cornerbacks.
Remember that the correct packaging is the combination of several products with different properties.
Here at Adelaide Furniture Removals you will find a team of experienced people who will surely take good care of your valuable belongings while carefully handling them and transporting them to your new place. Come to us and we will gladly help you get your products as far as you want.