You spent months trying to pick out a new sofa or bed, and now it’s finally time to welcome this new piece to your home. The old furniture has been thrown away, sold, or recycled; now you need to ensure the new one gets put in without any issues.
Is there anything more frustrating than buying something and damaging it immediately? It happens more frequently than you think when furniture is involved! Bulky items that sometimes need to be built are prone to damage if you’re not careful.
Avoid damaging your new furniture by following these three tips:
Build the furniture when it’s in the correct room
If your furniture is pre-built, you can ignore this tip and move to the next one!
Most of the time, furniture comes either flat-packed or not fully built. Funnily enough, this is to make it easier for you to get into your home and in the desired room. Imagine trying to somehow move a bed into your bedroom if it’s already built?! Don’t be tempted to build things before moving them into the target room as this increases the chances of banging your furniture on walls or doorframes. Bring all the boxes and parts inside the chosen room and build it in there.
Use bubble wrap to protect your furniture and doorframes
Even when your furniture is unbuilt, you’ll likely have large parts of it that need to be moved. The best example is a sofa; it may have the legs off, but the bulk of the sofa still has to be maneuvered around your home.
Use bubble wrap to protect it from bumps and bruises. Most furniture companies cover items in bubble wrap anyway, but you can buy your own. It may be worth sticking some to doorframes so there’s even less chance you’ll damage the furniture by bumping it against things. Now, you can build it without seeing any scrapes or dents already.
Hire a professional to build your furniture
After getting your new item of furniture in the right room and avoiding any bumps, you’re faced with the task of building it. You can do this yourself, but it may cause problems. What if you’ve never built an item of furniture before? Or, what if you’re terrible at DIY projects?
You risk incorrectly building the item, which can lead to problems when it’s used for the first time. Imagine you think you’ve built a sofa, only for the legs to collapse the moment someone sits on it. The same can happen to chairs, beds, or any other types of furniture. To guarantee this doesn’t happen, you may wish to find furniture assembly services. A professional handyman can build your furniture and you’ll feel confident that it won’t break and cause further damage.
As a result, you’ll have new furniture in your home that remains in excellent condition. You won’t have to deal with trying to repair a brand-new item or hoping the company gives you some money back. When you buy a new thing, you want it to stay new for as long as possible!