Your home is filled with beautiful pieces of furniture and objects that have been passed down through the generations. Naturally, you’ll want them carefully transported during any potential moves. If you use professional movers for your relocation, they will use certain packing techniques developed to ensure the protection and safety of your property. That’s why it’s so important to hire a Portland moving company when you need to change households.

The right company will use plenty of packing materials and extra care when transporting any items that are valuable or delicate. 

What Packing Materials Do Movers Use on Furniture?

Most of the packing materials that movers use are going to be familiar to homeowners. Supplies typically include:

  • Moving Pads
  • Blankets
  • Plastic Wrap

Using Moving Pads and Blankets

Even the most careful movers can accidentally hit a wall or scrape the floor with heavy pieces of furniture. To avoid damage to your valuables and keep your home in good condition, they will wrap corners and edges with a protective layer of padding before transport. 

It can be as simple as throwing a moving blanket over a desk and tying it in place to keep it secure. Or the movers may take the time to carefully tape all corners and edges with pads that act like bumpers. They will make the decision on which type of packing materials to use when moving heavy furniture and antiques on a case-by-case basis. 

Custom Crating Your Furniture

You may also ask about more involved protection for expensive or delicate items too. Custom crating is a way of encasing items in a strong, easy to transport container. Usually made from wood strips and panels, these crates are exactly the same size as the item inside and usually filled with packing paper, foam fill, or bubble wrap to keep it from jostling around. You may see custom crating used on:

  • Antique Furniture
  • Artwork
  • Sculptures
  • Coffee Tables
  • Handcrafted Pieces

Using Plastic Film to Secure items

If your piece of furniture has moving parts or removable drawers, then packers may opt to wrap it in plastic film. Thin layers of plastic sheet are wrapped around the entire piece of furniture several times to secure the moving parts. The plastic is strong enough to hold everything together during the move but can be cut easily to remove it later on.

Plastic wrap can be used on:

  • Armoires
  • Bedroom Sets
  • Bureaus
  • China Cabinets
  • Credenzas
  • Desks
  • Sofas

Get Professional Movers to Pack Your Antique Furniture

Preparing antique furniture for a move is a process that requires skill and knowledge to ensure you use the best materials for each item. Rather than worry about whether you’ve done it right, simply ask the experts at Prestige Moving & Storage to take care of it. 

We offer full-service moving for homeowners who want to transport everything from dining room chairs to a massive canopy bed. Our team can help you with a range of needs, including:

  • Packing Supplies
  • Packing of Household Items
  • Packing/Wrapping of Furniture
  • Custom-Crating Services
  • Short-Term Storage

If you are ready to move that valuable, delicate, or antique furniture in Portland, give Prestige Moving & Storage a call. We’ll set up a free move assessment with our Portland movers right away. You can also fill out our online form to ask bout a free quote for any of our moving and storage services.