Do Movers Wrap Furniture? – what you need to know

Do Movers Wrap Furniture? – what you need to know

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Do Movers Wrap Furniture?

When it comes to hiring movers, one of the most cited reasons that New York, NY residents choose to hire professionals, is to ensure that their belongings are carefully packed, stored and shipped, reducing the chance of damage in transit.

One thing is for certain, moving heavy furniture is a literal pain in the neck. Furniture is heavy, awkward, difficult to grasp, and challenging to navigate through openings and around corners.

Sure, you can hire movers. But do they wrap your furniture for you, or will you have to protect it yourself?

Will My Movers Wrap Furniture?

It depends.

That’s not the answer you want, but it depends on the moving company you hire. 

A good moving company will do everything in it’s power to ensure that your items, including furniture, are protected and safe in their possession, arriving in the exact same condition as they were when loaded on the truck.

This is why hiring the right New York moving company is so important. The last thing you need is to find that your move to or from NY resulted in a loss of property or damage to your favorite furniture.

How do Movers Protect Furniture?

Specialized Plastic Wrap

Heavy-duty plastic wrap (similar in appearance to saran wrap) is a commonly utilized packing material to carefully wrap furniture that may be scuffed, scratched, or damaged from abrasion. 

TIP: While plastic wrap offers a low resistance surface, allowing other items to brush against and off of the furniture without causing damage, it offers little in the way of impact resistance.

What Movers Use Plastic Wrap For:

  • Bundling together groups of items (perhaps furniture accessories)
  • Securing drawers (such as on your dresser)
  • Keeping furniture clean and dust-free
  • Securing moving blankets in place, acting as an outer layer of tape

Moving Blankets

Are some pieces of your furniture more fragile than others? For those pieces of furniture requiring added protection, moving blankets may be used in conjunction with plastic wraps. 

Moving blankets are specially engineered to offer superior impact resistance and protection for all types of home furnishings. They are most often used for furniture, large mirrors, and appliances. 

TIP: Don’t try this with your home linens and blankets. Moving blankets, easily identifiable by their unique blue color, are made from layered fabric uniquely designed to protect items from impact and abrasion. Think of moving blankets like bubble wrap, but for furniture.

Cardboard Inserts and Panels 

Cardboard is a durable, safe, affordable and effective material often used by movers to separate furniture and other items, providing a rigid barrier between your belongings during transit.

Have Concerns About Movers Damaging Your Furniture?

If you are planning a move to or from the greater New York, NY area, don’t hesitate to give us a call or drop us a line. Our team has a documented track record of always doing right by our customers and for treating your belongings with the respect they deserve.

Get a free quote today and find out why so many NY residents trust us to handle their move.

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