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On the Value of Moving Pads During the Moving Process

During any moving process, whether residential or commercial in nature, protecting many of the items being moved is a top priority for those involved. There are several ways this can be done, and one of the most common and well-known is through the use of moving pads, also known as moving blankets.

At Sullivan Moving & Storage, moving pads are a regular part of our professional moving services, which include everything from local moves to long-distance moves, storage solutions and more. What exactly are moving pads, and what are some of the top benefits they offer — both to professional movers and clients alike? Here are several to consider:

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Basics on Moving Pads

As their two different titles suggest, moving pads — also known as moving blankets — are large, sturdy blankets that are designed specifically for the task of protecting items during a move. They come in a variety of different shapes, sizes and thicknesses, but all share a few key features in common:

  • They’re durable enough to withstand heavy use, yet soft enough to avoid damaging delicate items.
  • They typically have handles or loops on them, which makes them easy to grab and carry.
  • They can be used to protect a wide variety of items, including furniture (both upholstered and non-upholstered), paintings, mirrors, lamps and more.

When you work with a professional moving company like ours, you can generally expect moving pads to be a significant part of the packing and moving process. That’s because they offer a number of advantages and benefits over other methods of protection, as we’ll explore in more detail below.

Floor and Wall Protection

Both within your original location and the location you’re moving to, it’s important to avoid damaging the floors and walls as much as possible. After all, you likely don’t want to start your new life off by having to pay for repairs! Moving pads can help with this in a few different ways.

For one, they can be used to slide heavy objects across the floor without causing scratches or scuffs. This is especially helpful with items like dressers, couches and armoires that would be difficult (if not impossible) to carry without damaging the floor.

In addition, pads can be hung on walls to protect them from scuffs, scratches or other damage that might occur during the packing or unpacking process. This is typically done with larger items like paintings, mirrors or clocks.

Furniture Protection

Furniture is one of the most commonly damaged items during a move, which is why it’s so important to take extra care when packing and moving it. Moving pads can help with this in several ways.

First, they can be used to wrap and protect upholstered furniture, like couches and chairs. This will help to keep the fabric clean and free of dirt, pet hair, dust and other debris that might accumulate during the move.

Second, they can be used to pad and protect non-upholstered furniture, like dining room tables and dressers. This will help to prevent scratches, dents and other types of damage that might occur during transit.

Third, moving pads can be used to create a barrier between furniture and the floor or walls. As we mentioned above, this will help to avoid scuffs, scratches and other types of damage.

Keeping Furniture Clean

It’s not only damage prevention that’s important when it comes to moving furniture — it’s also important to keep furniture clean. After all, the last thing you want is to move into your new home or office and find that your furniture is covered in dirt, dust or other debris.

Moving pads can help with this by creating a barrier between your furniture and the outside world. This will help to keep it clean and free of dirt, dust and other debris that might accumulate during the move.

In addition, moving pads can be used to keep furniture clean during the packing process. This is especially helpful if you’re packing yourself and don’t have access to professional-grade packing materials.

Stopping Shifting During Transit

Another major role played by moving pads is to prevent shifting during transit. This is especially important with large, heavy items like couches and armoires that might shift around during the move and cause damage as a result.

In short, moving pads are an essential part of any move, whether residential or commercial in nature. They can be used to protect furniture, dishes, glassware, electronics and other items from damage, and they can also be used to prevent shifting during transit. If you’re planning a move, make sure to pick up some moving pads before getting started.

For more on this, or to learn about any of our quality Phoenix moving services, speak to our expert team at Sullivan Moving & Storage today.

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