The more we train, the more our customers gain! Staying sharp is a must for both the safety of our movers and your household goods. Below are some photos of one of our team training meetings where we focused on furniture protection.
It’s important that our crew members are experts at wrapping all kinds of furniture. This week, we focused on couch wrapping and protection techniques. We brushed up on how to cover every inch of a couch with moving blankets. We also refreshed on how to use tape to secure the moving blankets tightly to the couch. In addition, we retrained on how to use stretch wrap over it all to make sure the couch is perfectly protected during your local or long distance move.
This is the best way to safely move a couch, especially when navigating through tight hallways or staircases. Recently, our team was able to move a large couch up a narrow spiral staircase. How did they avoid scratching paint off the walls and the finish off the metal staircase? How did they avoid scuffing the couch fabric? By putting our training to good use!
Why is protecting your couch so important? Well, simply put: couches can be an expensive piece of furniture. They are also often the centerpiece of a living room. They can last years and years when taken care of correctly. We’d hate for moving to be the reason you need to buy a new couch. Red wine stains? They aren’t always preventable – accidents happen! But damage while moving your couch shouldn’t be the reason you have to buy a new one.
Not to mention, moving large couches can be difficult depending on the rooms, staircases, and walkways they need to be brought through. Carrying a heavy piece of furniture through tight spaces can result in home damage if not done carefully and correctly. Moving can be very stressful, and fixing walls and paint isn’t a fun extra step to add to a move. If furniture items are carefully protected using our three step method, say goodbye to the extra headache of fixing home blemishes!
Prior to moving your couch, our crew will carefully inspect it for prior damage. This is to ensure both our crew and you are on the same page as to the current condition of your couch. Next, the team will determine the best walkway to carry the couch through, the best angle to carry it, and if they will need to place the couch down to adjust the angle at any point during the process. They will also determine if they need to remove any pieces of the couch, such as couch cushions and pillows.
If you have a sectional, recliner, or pull-out couch, they will also take the couch apart as much as possible to make it lighter, easier, and safer to carry. After inspecting the couch for prior damage and strategizing on the best way to carry the couch, it is protection time. The crew will gather the necessary materials, which include moving blankets, mover’s tape, and plastic stretch wrap. Sometimes, the crew may also elect to use a dolly for the couch. After gathering the materials, the crew will begin following our three step process for couch protection.