Top ways to pack and ship furniture
Moving is a fun process, but it can also be very stressful and time-consuming. When you make an inventory and start packing, you will probably be aware that the hardest thing to pack and ship is your furniture. Bulky items often pose problems for both you and the cargo companies in Lebanon that are handling the shipping. That is why you need to be prepared for every problem you may come across and have appropriate solutions for them. This article will be about the top ways to pack and ship furniture. By reading this guide you will be ready for moving and shipping your bulky furniture, and your movers will be impressed by your knowledge!
Disassembling your furniture
We will now talk about how do you disassemble each type of furniture. Some items cannot be disassembled, so you should first take care of that. Make a list of all the furniture you can disassemble and what you cannot. This way you can simultaneously disassemble those that can, and pack those that cannot. Some furniture can be disassembled but they are not that bulky so you will not have to go through all the hassle. Some of the items that you may want to disassemble are beds, tables, wall cabinets, desks, and some bulkier chairs.
Disassembling a bed
First of all, you should remove all the cushions and bedding. If the mattress can be taken off without disassembling the frame, you should do so. If not, disassemble the headboard and the footboard first. This can easily be done with screwdrivers. If your bed has slats, you should unscrew each slat before taking the head and foot boards off.
Disassembling a sofa
The first thing you should do is remove the cushions. After that, you should turn the sofa onto its back so you can take the upholstery off. Remove the upholstery by taking all the staples out. If you do not want or have to remove the upholstery in order to disassemble your sofa, leave it as it is. Then you should unscrew the legs of your sofa. After that, find the frame of your sofa and try to see where the arms are tied to the frame. Use an Allan wrench or a screwdriver to loosen the bolts and screws that keep everything together. Continue disassembling your sofa by finding the screws that hold the seat and back of the sofa tied to the frame. Remove them just like you did with the arms. Pay close attention to the process of disassembling the furniture so you can assemble it after you move from the US your new home in Lebanon.
If you do not want to do the disassembling yourself, furniture movers Lebanon will be happy to do it for you. Their skill and expertise are quite enough to move and ship furniture to your new home!
Disassembling a chair
Desk chairs are very easy to disassemble and pack for shipping. If you look down behind the backrest, you will most probably find a knob. Keep turning it until you can remove the backrest from the chair. After that, sit down on the chair and pull the lever to lower it as much as possible. Then you should take the chair and put it on its seat. It is time to remove the wheels. Most wheels will just pop out when you pull them, but some have screws. Take a screwdriver to unscrew the wheels from the chair. Then you should find an appropriate box and put the parts in. Disassembling can make your job a lot easier if you want to pack and ship furniture.
Disassembling a table
Usually, the only thing that can be removed from the table, are its legs. If your table is large you should get help from a friend or family member to rotate it. Put it on the floor and find the screws that tie the table itself and the legs. This is called the leg assembly. When you unscrew the legs, see if your table has any more parts that can be taken off. Some table tops are made from two or more parts, and if that is the case, you should either read through the instruction manual or hire a professional.
Packing your furniture for shipping
After you have disassembled everything you can, it is time to get packing. If you are not up for the hassle that is packing, packaging companies Lebanon will be happy to oblige. If you are, then get ready for work! Before you start packing, you will need to find packing supplies. Packing supplies include boxes, sheets, packing paper, plastic wrap, foam nuggets, and you know that thing in which something you ordered from Amazon is wrapped in? Get that as well. Another good idea is to snap photos of each part of every piece of furniture you have disassembled. This way you will know which screws and parts are for what piece of furniture.
You can also get different sized boxes for bigger and smaller parts. This will make the job easier for your movers and allow them to stack the boxes in the truck more efficiently. If you are doing the move yourself, this is the best way to pack and ship furniture.
After you get boxes, you should see which items fit them best. Use smaller boxes for the backrests of your chairs or the arms of your sofa. Make sure to put all the screws you have extracted from the furniture in small ziplock bags and put them in the same box as the furniture it was taken from. All of your bigger pieces should be wrapped in sheets and packing paper before you put them in the boxes. If there is space left in the boxes, see if you can fit another item. This is where foam nuggets come in handy. If you do not have enough sheets to fill the gaps, that is. Good luck with your move!