For a start, you need to identify the bits of furniture that are going to be a problem for your removals team, and let them know about it. This will save last-minute problems on the day, as no one wants to turn up for a removal and discover that there is a piano on the top floor that they did not know about until just before they close the van. A simple walk through the house with the removal team should solve this. You can learn about the impact of furniture setting and placement on the overall looks of your room’s interior, on this website: http://www.casaindecor.com
Preparing your furniture is essential. You need to identify the parts on your items that are most likely to get damaged. This means small extremities like door handles on old wardrobes, delicate wooden feet on units, glass, ceramics, and any other delicate or vulnerable parts.
Protecting these things is down to you. It is hard to know what can be done to prevent a delicate wooden detail being knocked off of an antique piece, but if the item is extremely valuable, then encasing it in a box completely is likely the best option. If you do not have the right boxes, then you will likely need to look in to getting cardboard shaped out into a protective sheath or casing, that can be taped around the extruding element.
If you trust your removals team, then it can be better to be on hand during the day to tell them where the furniture that you are worried about. Otherwise, protecting things may lead to them being treated with less care than they need, as the person moving them feels like they are secure. Unfortunately, with delicate details that have simply been covered with card, this is not the case, and damage will happen easily if you are not careful!
With mirrors, have a sheet of bubble wrap or thick layers of tissue over the glass, and then place a piece of card over it so that it is not cracked by any knocks, or corners of other furniture digging in to it. Tape the card in place and write ‘GLASS’ in large letters over the card. Being vocal on your boxes and furniture with a marker pen will be intrinsic to letting those who are not familiar with your home and furniture know what is hidden behind certain protective measures.
When loading, have some large pieces of card, and thick packing blankets to hand. You may find that the removals company have these ready for you, but it is well worth checking that out first. Such protective measures can be used to slide between items to stop them marking each other whilst one hold the other in place. They are also very useful for placing items on top of each other.
Be aware that packing blankets do not offer much friction between shiny surfaces however; you may well find that you have things slipping around. IN these cases, it is best to use large sections of card between such items.
If you are looking at doing the move yourself, or with a man and van, look over the safety procedures, to ensure that you are not damaging yourself. In the grand scheme of things, would you prefer have an expensive wardrobe with no scratches, or back pain for the rest of your life? There is more to it than just bending your knees and keeping your back straight, and those safety measures can be the difference between a lifetime of pain, and an easy and successful move. You can learn about the goods transport companies that you can hire for transporting your furniture and other households, on this website: http://www.plantware.org