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How To Wrap A Couch When You Are Moving

Couches are heavy and bulky, and moving them can be a challenge. With years of moving experience, we’d like to give you some tips on How to Wrap a Couch and move it safely. Proper wrapping can help protect your couch from damage such as scratches, scuffs, and scrapes during the moving process.

Protective Blankets Protect Your Couch During the Move

Our professional movers use thick, quilted moving blankets that provide extra cushioning and protection for your couch or sofa. We drape the blankets over and around the entire piece to surround it completely so that no fabric or leather is exposed.


Secure With Packing Tape and Shrink Wrap

Packing tape is tightly wrapped around the base and top of the couch to secure the blankets in place. The couch is then tilted up, we fold the blankets to cover the bottom of the couch and secure it all by wrapping packing tape snugly around the couch from end to end. We use a lot of tape for this; both to hold the blankets in place and to provide sturdy handling points to make carrying the sofa easier and safer.

Additionally, we suggest shrink wrapping the entire sofa for an added layer of protection. Shrink wrap helps keep out moisture and dirt that could damage your sofa during the move.

Your Couch is Good to Go!

Tightly wrapped and secured, your couch is now ready to make its move to your new home. Beware that couches are heavy, so always move them with a partner if you’re moving on your own. As always, if you need help moving anywhere in the USA, call your friends at Elite Moving and Storage.

Coming Soon in This Series: How to Pack a Piano, How to Pack a Flat Screen TV, How to Wrap a Dresser, and How to Crate a Glass Tabletop

Crate TV Flat Screen Packing

How To Pack A Flat Screen TV

TVs are one of the most challenging items to pack. They’re bulky, fragile, heavy, and can be expensive to replace. So how do you go about packing a TV? What kind of box should you use? What else should you know to safely transport your TV? Well, we have moved thousands of TVs, so whether you’re moving yourself or hiring a professional, here are some of our pointers for moving a flat screen television.

What Kind of Box Should I Use to Move a TV?

The box you use to pack your TV in for a move is important. If you happen to still have the original box that the TV was purchased in, you can use that box with additional reinforcement. We suggest using boxes made especially for moving a television, as they are much thicker than normal boxes found at big box retailers and provide more protection. You can purchase the TV box from us, or have us crate it for you like in this video. We suggest using moving blankets to provide the cushion and the protections for the TV within the box – watch the video to see how our professional movers accomplish this.

How to wrap a TV for moving?

The process to wrap a TV depends on the materials available to you. Regardless, it is important to tightly wrap the screen with a blanket or bubble wrap, bound with packing tape – our video gives a good idea on how to accomplish this. Depending on the box you have, you might have to remove the base of the television set to fit it in the box. Make sure you don’t lose the base – you can tape it to the outside of the box to make sure you don’t lose it.

Should I move my TV vertically or on its side?

TVs are built to be shipped and used vertically, and that’s best practice for moving a TV as far as we’re concerned. Whenever possible, we strongly suggest moving a TV upright. If something necessitates the TV being moved horizontally, make sure nothing can fall on the screen, and ensure a smooth ride as excessive bumps and jolts to a TV on its side can cause damage.

That Should Do It!

At last you’ve got your box, wrapped it properly, marked it as “FRAGILE”, and found a secure place on the truck where the TV will remain vertical for the ride. Have a partner help you carry your TV to and from the moving truck if you are moving yourself. As always, if you need help moving anywhere in the USA, call your friends at Elite Moving and Storage.

Coming Soon in This Series: How to Pack a Piano, How to Wrap a Couch, How to Wrap a Dresser, How to Pack Dishes, and How to Crate a Glass Tabletop

Have an old, large TV? Consider recycling your large television before you move. For donation in North Suburban Chicago Click Here.

Elite Moving Chicago Pet Tips

Tips For Moving With Pets in 2017

Sure, moves are stressful for us humans, but we often overlook how much it stresses out our pets. Changes to their environment, stressed out owners, and strangers entering the home put our animal friends on edge. One of the biggest concerns our clients have is how to keep their pets safe and happy during the move.

Preparing for a move with Pets

Once your new home is ready, you’ll want to start to prepare your pets for the actual moving process. The more you prepare ahead of time, the easier it will be on both you and your furry friends. Spreading the changes to environment and routine over a longer period of time will put less stress on your pets, so they’ll be able to handle the move better.

If you are moving far away and are planning on driving to your new destination, start acclimating your pets to sitting in the car and spending time in their crate or carrier. We suggest starting this process at least 4 weeks before the move date.

Get moving boxes in your home early so your pets get used to the sight of moving boxes. They’ll want to investigate at first, but will grow accustomed over time. We suggest buying a Moving Box Kit so that you have all the moving supplies you need to pack everything properly.

Packing for a move with Pets

Remember that pets are often averse to big changes. Start packing early so that your pets get used to the boxes and other changes to their surroundings. The slower the pack, the more comfortable your pets will be. It will be easier on you too, as it will minimize the last minute rush to pack. If possible, try to pack your pet’s favorite room last, or at least keep their favorite little spots until moving day. It will give them a refuge for some much needed relaxation and make a huge difference in your pet’s behavior around you and any movers working in your home.

Keeping Pets Happy During and After the Move

So moving day is here. What do you do with your pets? There will be people coming in and out of their home most of the day, and the hustle and bustle can stress them out and be dangerous. We suggest leaving them with a friend or relative for the day. If they are used to going to a kennel or daycare, that works too. This way they’ll have a safe relaxing day away from the commotion. If they absolutely must be at home on moving day, a back yard or an out-of-the-way room can also help keep them safe from darting out the front door, or getting underfoot.

Once at your new destination, keep all of your pet’s favorite things (bed, litter box, toys, etc.) in the same room so they can develop a comfort area that will allow them to slowly adjust to their new home.

Now that you have a new address, make sure to update the info on their name tag or their chip.

For more tips on how to move with your pets, read our favorite tips from the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.

Moving GPS Tracker Chicago

GPS Trackers Installed in our Chicagoland Moving Trucks!

Moving can be exciting for some, but oftentimes it can also be stressful. The more peace of mind you get knowing that your household treasures and furnishings will arrive safe, secure, and on time at their final destination is a big relief. That’s why we are constantly improving the Elite experience. Our professional moving consultants will assist you every step of the way, and our fully-equipped trucks keep your belongings safe.

And now, we have made even more improvements to our Chicagoland fleet! Elite is excited to announce that our local trucks have been outfitted with GPS tracking systems! These new GPS trackers not only help our drivers get where they need to go, but to also keep our office up to date with real-time accuracy on travel and delivery times for your furnishings.

These GPS trackers keep us more organized and answerable for all of your important belongings, and while our GPS may be new; our Elite quality has always been here. The Elite Moving & Storage team is a group of highly trained moving professionals that can handle every step of the moving process with solutions tailored to any moving need. Our White Glove Service treats you and your belongings like royalty. From packing and unpacking, moving pianos and art, valuable antiques and storage, we take the responsibility of getting you moved from door-to-door quickly, safely and efficiently. Elite will be accountable for all of your moving needs, and we are excited to serve your needs every step of the way.

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