You have collected a lot of beautiful items over the years. You are in love with antiquities and are a proud owner of diverse family heirlooms. When it comes to transporting them from one location to another, you must exercise extra care and caution. Following are a few articles that you may find in your home but are reluctant to haul because you just don’t know how to go about it. This blog explains how you should pack and place them in your truck without hurting or scratching them even a bit. Let’s begin:

  1. Pots And Vases

Materials Needed  

  • Styrofoam 
  • Old clothes 
  • Newspapers  
  • Bubble wrap 
  • Nylon ropes

Method Of Packing  

  • You will begin by stuffing your pots and vases with enough Styrofoam so that they fill up to the brim
  • Make sure not to overstuff them and try to avoid making the pots top heavy
  • This is to add more stability to your pots
  • Then wrap them around in at least 3 layers of bubble wrap
  • Tie them up and nicely with a nylon rope and you’re done

Placement  

Find a spot in between two couches or two heavyweight objects. Place your pots and vases in between them so that there is minimal risk of falling and breaking.

  1. Side Tables

Materials Needed  

  • Old newspapers 
  • Bubble wrap 
  • Nylon rope

Method Of Packing  

  • You will begin by covering the top of the tables with at least 5 layers of newspapers
  • Then wrap the tables horizontally in at least 3 layers of bubble wrap
  • Now do the same vertically
  • The final step will be to secure the bubble wrap with nylon rope

Placement  

You can place the side tables securely in one of the corners of the truck. Find smaller objects to fit under the tabletop and around the legs of the side table. This will prevent the table from sliding from one corner to another while the vehicle is in transit.

  1. Oriental Carpets And Rugs

Materials Needed  

  • Newspapers 
  • Nylon rope

Method Of Packing  

  • You will first have to line the front side of the carpets with a few newspapers
  • Cover the entire surface nicely
  • Roll the carpets but not too tightly
  • Now tie them up with the nylon rope

Placement  

The ideal placement of your carpets and rugs would be in either of the corners of the truck. You will obviously prefer to keep them a little tilted. Make sure to surround them with tall and sturdy pieces of furniture so that your carpets don’t fall when the vehicle moves. 

  1. Cherished Paintings

Materials Needed  

  • Newspapers 
  • Styrofoam 
  • Plastic wraps 
  • Tape

Method Of Packing  

You will begin by packing each one of your paintings individually. Never try to stack them over one another because that way you will be risking a lot of friction and constant unwanted contact when the vehicle is in transit. 

  • Each painting should be wrapped individually with either Styrofoam or at least 3 layers of newspaper
  • Then wrap it up with at least 2 layers of plastic wrap
  • You will then secure each plastic cover with a piece of tape

Placement

You can now stack them on one another. It is entirely up to you whether you want to keep them horizontally or vertically along the wall of the vehicle. Just make sure to put something heavy beside them so that they don’t slide over or fall while the truck is on the move.

  1. Antique Mirrors And Photo Frames

Materials Needed  

  • Cotton padding 
  • Old clothes 
  • Newspapers 
  • Bubble wrap 
  • Nylon rope

Method Of Packing  

You will have to pack each one of your antique mirrors and expensive photo frames individually. Do not stack them over one another. 

  • You will begin by creating a padded surface for their fronts using old clothes and newspapers
  • If you can get a reliable cotton padding or a piece of your old mattress, that is also going to work
  • You will then wrap the entire sandwich of frame and padding with a bubble wrap
  • Secure the package with a piece of nylon rope and you are done

Placement  

When it comes to placing these photo frames and antique mirrors in the truck, make sure to keep them in between your mattresses. You can also stick them in the sides of your couches in between the seat and the armrest. But remember not to force-fit any such photo frame if there isn’t much space. Try to look for a spot where these pieces can stay upright, stable, and do not fall or slip here and there when the vehicle is moving.

  1. Expensive Coffee Tables
  • Materials needed  
  • Newspapers 
  • Old mattresses 
  • Old towels 
  • Bubble wrap 
  • Nylon rope

Method Of Packing  

The most critical part is to pack the tabletop which you will begin by creating a sandwich of various padding materials. If you have a piece of old mattress or old towels, nothing better than them. You will first have to secure the tabletop tightly so that the padding does not slip while you guys are on the move. Wrap the legs of the table individually with first, a layer of newspaper, then a layer of bubble wrap, and a final knot of nylon rope. 

Placement

You should place your expensive coffee tables in the middle of the truck floor. Keep your other heavy furniture pieces right adjacent to them so that all your cargo has a higher degree of stability. This is a great way to transfer your expensive and heavy furniture pieces over long distances. 

Transporting Brand New Expensive Items To Your Home

If you have bought expensive decor objects before, you probably know what to do but if this is your first purchase, ask the salesperson for assistance. Other than this, the following tips should come in handy:

  • Learn how to dismantle all your expensive pieces of equipment and furniture
  • Pack the heavier pieces and components with adequate padding and wraps
  • Place them on the backseat of your vehicle, preferably horizontally if you wish to transport them yourself
  • All the lightweight components too should be wrapped carefully with adequate padding
  • You can ask a friend or your wife to sit along with the dismantled equipment in the backseat to hold it in place

If you decide to take the services of a professional packers and movers company, you may write down a few specific instructions to be followed such as: 

  • The material to be used for packing
  • Change in the destination address
  • Directions for assembling the components
  • Dismounting instructions

Once you have associated with a dependable removalist in the city, most of your packing and moving woes would get sorted out.

In The End, Learn How To Place Your Expensive Cargo In A Moving Truck

There is a pattern you should follow while placing your expensive decor items in the truck with a house movers London company. It is advised to place them adjacent to more stable and heavy furniture pieces and fixtures. You can either fasten them up with the leg of the bed or place them in between your cabinets and sofas for more stability.

Last but not the least, a very neat trick is to use enough padding for each one of your delicate and expensive items. This is going to prevent friction and collision among your various possessions while the truck is in transit. Happy moving!



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