Research shows that uninformed and careless furniture treatment is a major contributor to their damage, yet one does not have to be a scholar or a professional in order to take good care of them. Experts are of the opinion that understanding the nature of the materials used to make the furniture combined with regular cleaning should be able to do the trick. Another useful pointer that helps a lot in ensuring that a piece of furniture is in good shape is constant protection of their surfaces from excessive heat and fire. One is also advised to be very careful with anything that he or she places on a piece of furniture and to only sit on structures that have been designed for the same purpose. These guidelines when combined with tips on proper handling and moving of furniture are enough to keep them in good shape for a long time.
Handling and Moving Furniture
Apart from wise use of furniture, careful handling and movement of furniture is equally important in ensuring that they do not get damaged. The first rule of moving furniture according to experts is finding out if any of their parts are detachable and do so. The next step is examining the space and route that the furniture will take when being moved. One has to be sure of the exact location he or she intends to move the furniture to before carrying it up. This actually saves time while also preventing possible accidents that may cause damage to the piece of furniture. Moving furniture requires a special kind of attitude whereby one does it slowly and avoids dragging them across the floor as it only causes to the floor and the furniture. To ensure this scenario does not occur, a firm grip with both hands on the piece of furniture is the best way to carry out such a task.
Seating furniture such as arm chairs should never be lifted by their backs because it may result to breakage. One is therefore expected to hold on to its rail as it is the strongest part of the chair. Smaller chairs can be lifted by their side rails while larger sofas are best lifted by grabbing their bottom side frames.
Contrary to the most commonly used technique of carrying a table by its legs or the top part, they are actually supposed to be lifted by grabbing the apron part. This helps to keep glue-blocks or screws intact. The same applies to case furniture, the only difference being that they cannot be carried by one individual and therefore need the help of another person to be moved.
Adhering to these guidelines not only ensure the safety of the pieces of furniture, but also helps you to save a lot of money.
– Monica xoxo