You probably spent a ton of money on your gorgeous leather armchair, so you obviously want to be ultra careful when packing it for moving day. If you'd prefer to undertake the packing job on your own before the removalists arrives, follow these actions to secure your leather armchair for moving.
Clean The Leather To Ensure That It Remains Undamaged
Before packing up the leather armchair, make sure you remove all debris and dirt from it because any sharp objects can potentially penetrate through the material during the moving process. Give it a thorough wipe down with a damp cloth, but make sure you don't inundate the material in too much water, or you will end up with wrinkles over time. Once you've wiped down the armchair, use a dry, lint-free cloth to remove any excess water from the surface. This prevents beads of moisture from triggering the growth of mould on your armchair.
Cover Susceptible Corners And Handles With Soft Foam
Your armchair handles and corners are most susceptible to damage because they could hit corners and walls while being carried and transported between homes. To circumvent this problem, cover these corners and handles with soft foam, which is available at any stationery store. This added layer of protection will ensure no damage to the leather material even if the corners or handles bang a wall or the side of the removalist truck during transport. Alternatively, you can use bubble wrap instead of foam to protect vulnerable corners and handles.
Cover The Leather Armchair With A Soft Blanket Instead Of Plastic
Before you entrust the armchair to the removalist team, cover it with a soft blanket. Make sure the blanket fibres are not prickly, or you may end up risking a tear in the leather material. Envelope the armchair with the blanket, and secure it with a rope to hold it in place during transport to your new home. A soft blanket enables the leather material to breathe and prevents moisture from building up inside. For this reason, it's always best to avoid any plastic covering because moisture build-up can lead to mould or mildew growth, depending on the duration of your move. For instance, plastic may not make a massive difference if you're moving to your new home within a day, but it can be a huge problem if your armchair is left in storage for a few months before moving into the new home.
Make sure you follow these smart actions to secure your leather armchair before moving. For more information and advice, contact a company like Price's Removals.