If you’ve been down to a moving or shipping supply store lately, you’ve likely come across big stacks of moving pads. Though perhaps not common-knowledge, these pads are extremely helpful in protecting delicate items and are widely used. Let’s take a quick look at reasons why people use moving pads and what they are.
What is a moving pad?
Moving pads are a type of thick blanket. They are used to cover furniture or appliances. They come in various materials, shapes, and sizes. You can purchase these pads at moving supply stores or online retailers. Moving pads are a popular solution for protecting valuables during relocation. You can use them to move from one room to another or to an entirely new home or business.
Note that heavy use of thick moving pads will add a significant amount of bulk and weight to your total moving load. The sturdiest pads tend to be a cotton/polyester blend. Hence, you should plan ahead accordingly.
When is a moving pad necessary (or recommended)?
The last thing you want to do when arriving in a new home is to decorate it with freshly damaged furniture. Moving pads are great for protecting easily-scratched wood surfaces, delicate tile, and more. For pianos and other antiques, they’re almost a requirement. In fact, many insurance companies will make their use a condition of the policy. With the cost of renting pads so low, there’s really no reason to risk damaging furniture worth thousands of dollars. In addition, if you plan to leave items in storage for some time before moving into your new home or business, the pads can be left in place to keep dust and dirt from collecting on their surface.
Why do people use moving pads? Not only are they great for full relocation, they can be quite useful in moving very large and delicate items from room to room within your current location. Scratch, ding, and chip protection is at your fingertips for just a few dollars.
Get in touch with Atlanta Peach Movers to help make your next move an easy one.