When you move, your belongings take a bit of abuse – especially the large stuff like furniture – if you don’t carefully plan things out ahead of time. Whether you’re planning a DIY house move or you’re hiring movers, the importance of moving blankets can’t be understated. But many homeowner forget to secure blankets as part of their packing routine, focusing instead on the boxes, packing paper, peanuts, and tape.
You’ll need those, too, but don’t forget the blankets and furniture pads. They will help you avoid those scratches and nicks that come with moving heavy items down hallways, through doorways and down stairs. Not only do these items protect your furniture, they protect your walls and floors too.
Moving blankets, also known as furniture padding, are cloth coverings designed to protect appliances, furniture, and other big items during a move. Not only do they absorb shock, they provide a cushion to protect against dents. Usually made from cotton or polyester, moving blankets are more than just thick blankets – they also feature extra interior padding for added protection.
How Should You Use Them?
You may think it sounds easy to use a moving blanket, and it is if you know how to do it properly.
- Unfold the blanket.
- Cover the object. Use two if one is not enough.
- Secure the moving blanket to the item with stretch wrap or packing tape.
- Use a dolly to move the item out of the home, or use sliders so it glides across the floor.
Importance of Moving Blankets
Moving blankets are important in a variety of ways:
- First, they protect items you plan to move so they don’t get scratched or dented while being transported.
- Second, they guard against damage to walls and floors that can occur with sharp edges and corners.
- And third, they keep dust, dirt and debris off your prized furniture and appliances during the trip.
In a pinch, if you don’t have a moving blanket per se, a thick towel or old blanket will do.
Other Necessary Moving Supplies
Moving blankets are great but you’ll need a lot more supplies to round out the list, such as:
- Moving boxes
- Bubble wrap
- Packing paper
- Stretch wrap
- Mattress covers
- Packing peanuts
It can be tempting to lure your friends over to help you move the heavy stuff with the promises of pizza, but hiring a professional is highly recommended – especially if you have a lot of heavy items, appliances and furniture. Plus, you don’t have to worry about picking up moving blankets when you hire professionals, because they come equipped with their own!
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