A glass top table is an expensive item that can’t be fixed if broken. However, the bright side is that it is easy to pack.
In order To pack your glass top table you will need to acquire the following packing materials:
- Large picture box or mirror box.
- Moving blankets
- Bubble wrap.
- Moving tape.
Disassemble a glass top table
In order to pack your glass table and move it safely you first need to disassemble it.
There are two common types of glass top table. The first one is when the glass-top is just laying on the table and all you need to do is just lift the glass up.
The second type is when the glass-top is screwed to the table base or legs and needs to be disassembled, here is how:
Place some moving pads or moving blankets on your floor and place your glass top table on the blankets, glass down legs up.
Locate where the legs are attached to the glass base and unscrew them.
One you finish disassembling the legs take the screws and tape them together to a small package, then take all the table legs and place them together (two legs upon two legs)
Put your screws pack near it and pack it all with a moving blanket.
Packing a glass top table
Take a long sheet of bubble wrap (use the wrap with the big bubbles for quality protection), and wrap the glass from both sides, you can even do double layers for better protection.
Take 4 pieces of 1 feet bubble wrap and place each sheet on the four edges of the glass.
For the next step, take one moving blanket and wrap one side of the glass, then take another moving blanket and wrap the other side of the glass.
Packing a glass top table inside a box
Take a large mirror or a large picture box and cut it. After that place it wide open on the floor.
Take your glass top package and place it on one of the box sides with a 4 inch gap between the glass and the edge of the box, make sure the glass package is placed in the center of the cardboard so you have three edges from the three sides. Now, fold the 4 inch gap into the inner side of the glass and tape it to the moving blanket. After folding the cardboard you will have two edges on the sides, you cut just cut them of, you don’t need them. Do the same thing with the rest of edges. Place some more bubble wrap on the moving blankets so that the cardboard doesn’t cover it. Then, take the other side of the picture box and fold it over.
Tape everything together nice and strong and you are ready to ship your glass top table safely.
When moving long distance or locally it’s important to make sure all of our goods are properly protected, to prevent them from receiving damage and causing damage.
People tend to think that a sofa can be shipped easily without any damage. Since a sofa is a large item, usually made from solid materials, but we are not aware of how much damage a sofa can receive and cause if not properly packed and protected.
Unprotected sofa damage
For example, an unprotected sofa, packed just with moving blankets can cause damage to your walls while moving it outside your home and it can also cause damage to other furniture and moving boxes inside the moving truck while in transit.
On the other hand, your sofa can receive large amounts of damage while in transit; your main concern is to protect and prevent damage to the fabric or lather plus the sofa legs.
When moving, the common damage for sofas is caused by liquid that can damage the fabric or lather color. Besides that concern, any kind of liquid that will be in contact with the sofa can cause an appearance of mold on your sofa.
The second type of damage that can appear while moving an unprotected sofa is fabric, lather rips or broken sofa legs.
The third damage that can be caused to your sofa is any kind of bugs that can find your sofa as their new home.
Packing a sofa
Now that we know what type of damage can occur to your sofa while moving it, we know to protect it, here is our sofa packing guide brought to you by the courtesy of MOVING CONTRACT – professional movers and packers. Continue reading “How to pack a sofa” »
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Packing is a vital part of every move or when you storing you goods.
If you can learn how to pack for your move you be able to protect your furniture, personal item and goods on a mint condition. Always remember that knowledge is power in the moving world it’s also means money! By knowing what are the prices for packing you good and what are the necessary action need to be done to pack you furniture you can supervise your movers when they pack you good to make sure they are doing a good job and to know how much they should charge you for the packing labor and the packing material.