At the end of the day, your main goal for a move is to guarantee that your valuables will make it from one place to another. No dents, no dings, no scratches, fully intact. Items such as heirloom furniture, expensive electronics, and appliances can be moved safely with the usage of moving blankets. Just like any aspect of moving, there is a right way and a wrong way to use the tools available.
Here are some tips to successfully utilize moving blankets
- Completely unfold the moving blankets and cover the item as much as you can, making sure that any glass is completely covered. Make sure the furniture is completely covered with the moving blanket.
- After covering the item, you will need either stretch wrap or packing tape to secure the blanket to the item. Packing tape is recommended over stretch wrap if you have not used it before. Stretch wrap is used primarily to secure boxes on pallets, but can also be a valuable tool for securing moving blankets if you use it correctly.
- Once the moving blanket is secure you can move your item. Use a dolly or hand truck if the furniture is too heavy to carry into the moving truck and into your new home. Once loaded into the moving truck, it is recommended to set your valuables against another item with a moving blanket to ensure no damage will occur.
- When you have taken the moving blanket off the item, remove any adhesive and store it for future use. The great thing about moving blankets is they are easily reusable!