Moving from one state to another can be a lot of work, particularly if you have to move your furniture. Hiring a qualified interstate removalist takes a lot of the effort out of it, but if you want to make your move as easy as possible you'll still need to do a little work to prepare your furniture for moving.
Make a plan
Wherever possible, create a floor plan for your new home. Measure your furniture and plan out where you intend to put it. This will help you create an order for loading and unloading your moving van, and give your removalists some guidance when placing furniture down. Talk to your moving firm about what they'll need from you on the day and make sure that their insurance policy covers potential damage not only during transportation but also during loading and unloading.
Before getting started packing your furniture, you'll need marker pens, cardboard moving boxes, plastic bags, tape and some tools to take furniture apart. You may also want cloth pads or blankets to wrap around scratch-prone wooden furniture. Your removalist may be able to provide you with pads and blankets if you need them, so just ask before you get started.
Take it apart
To make your furniture more space-efficient and easier to transport, take as much of it apart as you can. Remove legs, drawers and other parts and store them together with the item of furniture. Wrap legs individually in bubble wrap or cloth and store them in a clearly-marked box. If you have screws, bolts or other small pieces, tape them to the main piece of furniture. Alternatively, place them in a small plastic bag, label them clearly and keep them near the item. If you want to transport drawers together with their contents, place the packed drawer within a large plastic bag and fasten it tightly so that the contents won't come loose. On moving day, keep the tools you'll need to reassemble furniture clearly marked. Load them last or keep them with you so that you won't have to hunt for them after you've arrived.
If you're worried that you won't be able to remember how to reassemble furniture, take a photo before you take it apart. Documenting the condition of your furniture before you move will also help in the very unlikely event that some of your belongings are damaged in transit.
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