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Should I wrap my wooden hutch, armoire, chest of drawers, etc. in shrink wrap before putting a moving blanket around it? If yes, why?Thanks,Jack

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Asked by Jack

April 18, 2014 under Others

Moving wooden furniture


Answered by Jenna Farmer

April 18, 2014

Hello, thank you so much for visiting Movers.com! I'll be happy to help you with your question on the proper way to wrap wooden furniture for your move.

Wrapping and packingwood furniture

If you own solid wood furniture, you know that it is long lasting, which is why it tends to be much more expensive than any other composite wood furniture. As a result, it's no wonder you want to take the utmost care when transporting your wood furniture to your new home.

Being that wood furniture is more susceptible to damage during a move, you certainly will want to invest in a lot of moving blankets, but you do NOT want to wrap it in shrink wrap. Wood is an organic material, and needs to breathe. If you smother your furniture in shrink wrap, it can leave unsightly impressions on the surface, especially if your shrink wrapped furniture is exposed to any extreme temperatures.

If you need added protection, opt for foam padding or extra moving blankets instead.

Hire professional packers

If you have antiques or just expensive solid wood furniture, you may want to look into hiring professional packers to aid you with the job. These crew members are specially trained to handle packing all types of delicate and expensive items with care, and will also have the proper packing materials. To get started with your search, you can fill out our simple quote form to get connected with packing services in your area.

I hope this helps! Good luck with your move! 

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