What Should I Do to Prepare My Furniture and Appliances for My Move?

As you plan for your residential move, it's important to take steps to protect your furniture and appliances from the bumps, scratches and damage that can happen during transport. At Nilson Van, we've heard some horror stories about moves gone bad when items were vulnerable during the move and suffered damages -- sometimes irreparable. Let's cover a few of the important steps you can take to ensure your belongings stay safe on the trip to your new location:
  • First and foremost, the most important step you can take to keep your furniture and appliances safe is to hire professional movers. Movers have the training and experience to handle even larger items. They know how to prepare them for transport and deliver them safely. Working with friends, family, or other people without professional experience in residential moves can be a costly mistake.
  • Unplug appliances at least 24 hours before the moving day. This will give them time to drain if necessary. If you neglect this step, you could have a major mess on your hands.
  • Secure appliance and furniture drawers, shelves, racks and cords. Leaving these items loose can cause problems on moving day. You can use tape, ropes, bungee cords or plastic wrap to make sure everything is tight and secure.
  • Acquire the right supplies. Make sure you have boxes of all sizes, bubble wrap, tape, blankets and other cushions to move larger items. Keep in mind it can be a hassle to track down these items on your own. But when you hire the right moving company, they'll bring these packing items with them.
No one wants to have to replace furniture and appliances after a move. Moving is expensive enough as it is! By taking the necessary precautions, you can get everything to your destination in one piece, so you can make your new place a home as quickly as possible. Contact our expert moving team at Nilson Van today for help getting your furniture and appliances ready for your residential move.

Whether your move is big or small, our skilled movers are dedicated to helping you every step of the way, no matter where life takes you.