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What's the Best Way to Protect Furniture and Appliances when Moving?

What's the Best Way to Protect Furniture and Appliances when Moving?

Today's answer comes from our resident Moving Supplies Expert, Sarah Watson.

 Sarah Watson - USCC Photo

I truly think of myself as a Moving Supplies Superhero – saving the world, one moving blanket at a time. My colleagues even call me SWatson which I believe sounds very special agent, superhero-like. Questions? Call me at (800) 867-1210! Need a photo of an item, a specific measurement or a special quantity? Ask me!

One of the most common questions we hear is “What is the best way to protect large pieces, such as soft sided furniture, hardwood furniture and stainless steel appliances during a move?” Our advice is to pad-wrap them, which involves covering the furniture with several moving pads and blankets, securing the blankets with tape or Mover Bands, then wrapping with stretch wrap for a cinched, protected setup. Our Stretch Wrap comes in two different styles.

Blown stretch wrap


The first is our Blown Stretch Wrap which comes in an 80 gauge strength. This is a more traditional style, often used by professional movers to secure Moving Pads around couches and hardwood furniture.

Torque® HandFilm Pre-Stretched Wrap
Torque® HandFilm pre-stretched wrap


The second style is our new Torque ® Pre-Stretched Stretch Wrap. It is becoming the top-choice for our customers in the moving industry. The roll itself is about 1/3 lighter than the weight of the blown stretch wrap. Plus, it’s already stretched and the amount of pressure required to wrap items is reduced which makes it much easier to apply. One of the best features of the pre-stretched style is the double hemmed edge on the rim of the roll. This makes it stronger and more damage resistant. Drop a roll of this stretch wrap off a truck by accident and the roll will not dent like traditional stretch wrap! Our moving pads (which we also call moving blankets), also come in different styles. Generally, we suggest a particular style based on the number of times you intend to use the blanket.

Supreme moving blankets
Supreme moving pads


If you’re a professional mover searching for the highest quality pad for repetitive use and extra protection, use our Supreme Moving Pads. For the do-it-yourself movers who plan limited usage for the Pads, we suggest a lighter weight option such as our Econo Deluxe Pads.

Econo Deluxe moving blankets
Econo Deluxe moving pads


Ready to order? Visit the Moving Supplies section on our website and check out our full product line. We know that shopping online is exciting, but can also be challenging – no worries, our Product Experts are available to answer your questions.

If you see a product on the website and you’re unsure if it will work for you – please don’t hesitate to call us at (800) 867-1210. 

We love talking to our customers and helping them find the exact item they need. For now, I’m off to save the world – flying high in my Stretch Wrap uniform and Moving Blanket cape.

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