Prepare Your Furniture and Breakables

Whether you are planning on hiring professionals for moving or moving your furniture to a new home yourself, there are some significant preparation steps. Furniture and valuables need to be packaged using the right materials, and you will need to package them before you move appropriately. Here are some of the greatest tips we have for preparing your larger items and your fragile items for a moving day:

Take measurements:

Suppose something is going to be tough to move out of your home. Moving into a new home may also be difficult; it is a good idea to know about it ahead of time. Long before your move, consider taking some measurements of your larger items or fragile items that need to go to specific places throughout the home. Keeping a binder of measurements from your old home and doing some measurements in the new home will let the movers or your friends know that they have narrow areas to navigate or if they may have to take off doors or railings to get an item through.

Make sure you have the adequate equipment to move:

If you aren’t hiring a professional mover, you will want to ensure that you have the right furniture dolly or hand truck for the job. That way, you can avoid hurting your back while moving furniture by yourself and also understand how much help you will need from others on moving day.


You should always clean your furniture before you move. This is especially important when hiring a furniture mover because they may not want to move furniture that isn’t clean. Suppose you have the time, it is a good idea to shampoo carpets and furniture before the move. This will also help you keep your new place clean after the move.

Disassemble what you can and bag small components:

For furniture that can be disassembled, do so a few days before the move. This will make the furniture much lighter and easier to move. Make sure you have all of the tools you need for this ahead of time, and label each baggie or container with what furniture it goes to. That way, you can easily reassemble your furniture when you reach your new home.

Use furniture pads:

Furniture pads are great for protecting furniture during a move. They can be wrapped around the furniture to keep it from being scratched or nicked during the move.

Pack your breakables ahead of time:

For items like vases, dishes, and other breakables, it’s a good idea to start packing them a few days ahead of time. This way, you can avoid potential breakage on moving day. Use bubble wrap, packing peanuts, and other soft materials to keep your breakables safe while in transit.

Heavy items should get loaded first:

Furniture and other heavy items should be loaded first when loading the truck. This will help keep the truck from becoming unbalanced during the move.

If you are seeking professional assistance with your move, look no further than US Direct Movers. We can provide you with a free quote and help you with every step of your move, from packing to furniture disassembly to loading and unloading the truck. Visit our website today to learn more or request a quote!