One of the biggest challenges of moving is furniture removal, particularly heavier items that are prone to damage. Furniture removers often give these items special attention and care, as glass can not only be heavy, but it is potentially dangerous if mishandled. So, here we’ll explore some tips on how you should wrap your glass tabletop for moving.
Clean and Dry
The first step of preparing your glass tabletop for moving is to clean and dry it. Glass tabletops can quickly get dirty, and these particles of dust or other debris can cause scratching during transit. Give the tabletop a good clean and ensure that it is fully dry before you start wrapping.
Put the Table on a Moving Blanket
Once your tabletop is clean and dry, lay a moving blanket down and rotate the table to point the legs to the ceiling. Carefully place it glass side down on the blanket. This will keep your table safe and secure, without restricting access to the legs.
Remove the Table Legs
This step will vary according to your specific table, but you’ll find details of how to remove the legs in your instruction booklet. Usually, there is a simple mechanism that is easily visible from underneath the table. Remove the legs and wrap them securely for transport. Remember to keep track of the screws and other fixtures, or you’ll be unable to reassemble in your new home. It is a good idea to tape the screws to the corresponding leg to make assembly easier.
Wrap the Entire Tabletop
Once the legs are dealt with, you can return your attention to the tabletop. Use packing paper to wrap both sides of the glass and secure with them with moving tape. Don’t allow the tape to come into direct contact with the glass or you could be left with hard to remove marks. Use a layer of bubble wrap for additional protection. Use a thick layer of bubble wrap and take particular care with the corners and secure it with tape.
Put the Tabletop in a Moving Box
Ideally, you would have a specially constructed box that is designed to move this type of fragile item, but if this is not possible, try to create an appropriate box that is sturdy enough to support the weight of the tabletop. Be sure to handle the tabletop carefully as you put it in the box and ensure that it is labelled fragile and heavy on both sides of the box.
Moving can be a stressful process, and this is made worse by worrying about whether your fragile items will arrive safely. However, with some basic precautions, you can minimise the risk of damage, allowing you to concentrate on other aspects of your move.
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