If you will be moving to a new house soon and are concerned about your furniture getting damaged during the moving process, here are a couple of things you can do to reduce the chances of this happening.
Don't handle the moving process by yourself
One of the biggest mistakes people make during a house move is attempting to handle the entire process by themselves. This is usually because they want to spare themselves the expense of hiring a removals team.
However, this is a false economy, as without the experience, moving equipment and expertise of a furniture removals team, some (potentially very expensive) furniture items usually end up being damaged.
Without, for example, wheeled moving dollies, you may struggle not to drop and damage heavier goods (such as armchairs and wardrobes) when loading them in and out of your vehicle. Similarly, your lack of expertise may increase the likelihood of you failing to evenly distribute or securely strap down a fragile piece of furniture inside the moving van; this could lead to it being thrown around and broken whilst it is in transit.
If this type of damage occurs during the moving process, you will have to incur the expense of replacing the damaged goods.
As such, by investing in the services of a reputable furniture removals company, you could actually save yourself a significant amount of money and hassle in the long-term.
Prep your furniture before the removals team arrives
Making sure that your furniture is wrapped in as much protective packaging as possible before it is loaded into the moving van will drastically reduce the likelihood of any of your belongings being damaged during the drive to your new home, even if they are accidentally dropped at some point during the moving process.
Covering fragile items (like an antique chair, for example) in high-quality bubble-wrap will help to absorb the impact if these items get knocked over or dropped whilst in transit.
Similarly, draping thick removals blankets over larger goods like wardrobes and tables in should prevent them from sustaining scratches or scuff marks if they are bumped against a wall when being carried out of your old home and into your new one.
Whilst the process of wrapping up your furniture can be somewhat time-consuming, it is worth doing, as it will significantly increase the chances of your goods arriving at your new property intact and unscathed.