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Moving Across the Country: The Benefits of Backloading


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Moving Across the Country: The Benefits of Backloading

When I was offered a new job in Perth, I had to relocate my life from Brisbane. I had no idea how I was going to ship all my things across Australia. I considered hiring a van and doing it myself, but driving thousands of miles and then starting work when I arrived just didn't appeal to me. I looked into using a moving company, but I was put off a little by the cost. It was then my friend mentioned backloading. Backloading allowed me to haul my things across the country on trucks which were returning from another job. This drastically reduced the cost. I am now settled in Perth, but I wanted to start this blog to help others who need to store or move the things they own.

How to Select the Best Furniture Moving Pads

Furniture moving pads are also known as moving blankets. They are used to protect furniture from damage during a removal. It can be daunting to pick the best furniture moving pads from the huge array available if you lack prior experience in shopping for these items. This article discusses some factors that you should base upon in order to choose the best furniture moving pads for your needs.

The Fabric

Furniture moving pads are made from a variety of fabrics, such as synthetic fabrics, polyester and cotton-polyester combination fabrics. Each of those fabrics has its own strengths and weaknesses. For instance, furniture-moving pads made from a combination of cotton and polyester are very strong and durable. They also don't easily slip off the furniture during transit. However, these pads tend to be more expensive when compared to those made from other fabrics, such as polyester pads. Compare the different fabrics available before you select the type that will address your needs.

The Filler Inside the Pad

Furniture moving pads have batting inside them. That batting helps to shield the furniture from damage during transit. Some manufacturers use a single piece of batting throughout the entire pad. Others use batting that is in small pieces. Pick furniture-moving pads with a single piece of batting. Pads with segmented batting have crevices where the furniture is unprotected.

The Stitch Pattern

Avoid buying furniture moving pads that have curved or straight stitch patterns. Such pads can easily tear during furniture removal. Instead, look for pads that have chevron stitch patterns. Those sharp corners help to increase the tear-resistance of the material used to make that furniture-moving pad.

The Density of the Pad

The protection offered to your furniture by a furniture-moving pad comes from how thick or dense the pad is. You should therefore not be misled into picking a pad based on how much it weighs. Some materials, such as synthetic fabrics, may be very dense without being heavy. Others, such as cotton, may be heavy without being very dense. Examine the density more closely and you will pick the best furniture-moving pad for your removal.

Use the factors above to match the furniture-moving pads that you buy to your needs. For instance, you should pick the moving blankets that offer the highest degree of protection if you would like to move delicate antique furniture that is hard to repair. Consult furniture removalists for more information in case you need extra help in buying moving blankets.