Throughout our different moving blog posts, we have prepared different tips and tricks for packing and moving the different rooms of your home, such as the kitchen, and we will continue today with our guide on packing and moving the dining room. All the items in a dining room are important, whether these are fragile things, wooden furniture, expensive art, etc. Planning how to pack a dining room is not difficult, but still protecting all of your belongings during your moving should be your priority.
Let your movers know what you have for moving in either a detailed list or showing them upon arrival. If you want them to be able to plan your dining room relocation well, you should inform them in advance which items will be packed and shipped and what other services you will use such as crating, storage, and car moving. Prepare the building as well; if you live in an apartment, you may need to reserve an elevator for the moving crew. Arrange this with the building manager. If you live in a house, make sure that the way to your dining room and the front of your house is clear so that the moving truck and movers can reach it. In case that your house can be reached only by a small road that is too narrow for a moving truck to pass, let the movers know in advance so they can take care of another way to take your dining room items to your new home.
Curtains and draperies are easy to pack and fold them away. A good strategy to this is to fold them lengthwise and place them in boxes. A useful thing to do would be to use empty drawers and cupboards to pack them. Other soft and unbreakable items like napkins and tablecloths can also be packed in the same way.
When moving a dining room table, first try to dismantle it, if possible. For all the small parts like screws, bolts, and nuts, take a small, plastic bag and collect them in there. After that tape the bag to the table so those little items won’t get lost. Don’t use tape directly on wood though, as it could damage it. Make sure your table is clean and dry first. If you want to add extra protection for the corners, use corner protectors from moving supply stores or just ordinary cardboard. Wrap the table in moving pads and tape them well to secure them. If the top of the table is glass, use moving pads and then bubble wrap, and remember to secure well every layer of packing so the packing that you make is stable. Wrap the legs of the table, leaves, and wooden tabletops in furniture pads, towels or linen. The only disadvantage here is that after the move you will have to wash them, if you want to use them again, or you can use old clothes and throw them away after the relocation. Don’t use newspaper, because it may leave ink on the surfaces it comes into contact with.
If you can, dismantle the chairs as well. Use furniture blankets or bubble wrap for the parts of the chair like legs. For any extensions like bars, use bubble wrap. Remember to secure the packing of each item well with packing tape. Any small parts like bolts and screws should go in a plastic bag and be taped to the chair they belong to. Any pillows that your chairs or couch may have, you can use boxes to stack them in and to ensure they make it to your new home.
If you don’t have time to organize the relocation of your dining room or you don’t want to risk packing and moving the items yourself, contact Woody and Sons for a professional residential moving service in the Tampa Bay and Orlando areas. Hiring moving labor to do the job instead of yourself will save you time and risks for your items and for your health. Surely, a moving company such as Woody and Sons with years of experience will pack your dining room much quicker and more efficient than you alone. You can receive a free moving quote on our website, and then ask the movers to come by your house or apartment for a visual estimate which is more precise. When the moving company representative comes, show the items you have for moving and discuss the details like packing, moving vehicle, storage, if you want, time for the whole moving, and any other uncertain questions. Set a date and prepare for it. If you have items you won’t be moving, separate them on moving day, lock them in the bathroom or in one of the rooms in your home so movers won’t mistakenly pack them. Usually they are so quick that you may not notice when they have taken the empty boxes from the corridor or the bags with trash by the door to their truck. If you are looking for other moving advice, we have many more blog posts with valuable moving information.