When they are looking for furniture removalists, Perth residents often have hard to move items on their mind. This is especially true when an item is larger, heavier and vulnerable to damage. A prime example of this would be a glass tabletop and moving an item like this requires some special care and attention. In this article, we will look at seven steps that you should follow if you’re preparing a glass tabletop for a move to a new home.
Step 1: Make Sure the Glass Tabletop is Clean and Dry
A glass tabletop is great at adding brightness to your room and creating an illusion of more space. But, this same surface can get dusty and dirty very quickly so it will need to be clean before you pack it for moving. This is important because if there any particle of dirt on the glass, they could rub in transit and cause scratches on the surface.
Step 2: Get a Moving Blanket
Moving glass is tricky, the best covering for your glass tabletop is a moving blanket. Make sure that it’s large enough to cover the entire tabletop and then lay it flat on the floor for the next step.
Step 3: Flip the Table
Get some help for this part, position one person at each end of the table and move it over the moving blanket on the floor. Then carefully flip the table slowly and position the centre of the glass tabletop at the middle of the moving blanket. This will keep the tabletop safe and allow for easy access to the table legs.
Step 4: Remove the Table Legs
If you still have the instructions for your table, this is a great time to refer to them. Most modern glass topped tables have a simple securing mechanism to attach the legs to the table. Carefully remove each leg and wrap it in a separate moving blanket. You can keep all the screws you remove in a single location or put them in a bag and tape them to each part.
Step 5: Wrap the Glass Tabletop
Wrap both sides of the glass tabletop in packing paper and then the moving blanket. Secure the coverings in place with some packing tape and take care to keep the tape off the glass. Getting tape off the glass is annoying, and it can leave marks that are hard to remove.
Step 6: Add Extra Protection
A key aspect of furniture removals is the addition of extra protection to keep items safe. So, add a layer of bubble wrap to your moving blanket covered glass tabletop and pay particular attention to the corners. Secure the bubble wrap in place and then get some help to place the whole thing into a special moving box.
Step 7: Don’t Forget to Label
Keep the box safe in transit by adding “heavy” and “fragile” stickers and/or warnings in prominent locations.
If they are looking for furniture movers, Perth residents should get in touch with Emmanuel Transport for a no obligation quote today.