How Do You Protect Furniture Moving Into Storage?


Paper Moving Pads

There are two separate ways to protect furniture. The first method (and most common scenario) is that we pad and wrap everything with our cloth moving pads, make the move and then strip your furniture down and take our pads with us. Although you can buy moving pads from us, the most common scenario when moving into storage is to wrap your furniture in paper pads. Paper pads, as the name implies, are made out of paper as opposed to cloth pads that a professional moving company uses. Both paper and cloth pads have their pros and cons and deciding between the two can be confusing if you’re not a professional mover. However don’t fret, Sir Austin is all about educating his customers on the ins and outs of moving. This FAQ goes further in depth about the differences between the two types of moving pads.

Wrapping With Paper Pads

Below is an example of how we would wrap a chest of drawers using paper pads.

Step 1: Set The Pad

Set The Paper Pad

Step 2: Cover And Tape

Wrap The Item

Step 3: Shrink Wrap & Boxend Protect

Moving Pad Protection

Step 4: And Voila!

Final Wrapping Stage

Pros and Cons Of Paper Moving Pads

The biggest benefit to using paper pads is that they are a lot cheaper than traditional moving pads. However as you can see by the photo sequence above, the pads are a lot thinner than traditional pads. If the paper pads are to thin for your taste then we can also protect your furniture with a hybrid approach. What we normally do here is wrap your most precious furniture in cloth pads and least important items in paper pads as well. The process offers less protection than an all cloth padding approach but would be a lot less expensive. Whichever route you choose don’t worry, we sell all our moving products at our cost and that includes everything: cloth pads, paper pads, boxes, packing material, you name it! And because we buy in bulk we get wholesale prices on everything, just TRY and beat Sir Austin’s prices on moving materials!