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How to Move Kitchen Furniture

How to Move a Kitchen Table

If possible, remove the legs from the table. Secure all hardware in a plastic bag and tape it to the underside of the tabletop. Wrap the legs in bubble wrap, securing it with packing tape. Then wrap the table top in moving blankets. If the blankets don't fit all the way around, place packing tape on the underside of the table only, to secure the blankets.

Load the tabletop into the moving van or truck and secure it to the wall with rope or bungee cords. Place the legs somewhere they won't shift during transport.

If you can't take the legs off the table, wrap the table in moving blankets, and take extra care maneuvering it through doorways. You may need three people for the job, and you may need to remove doors from their hinges so you can fit the table through. Once it's on the truck, place the table right side up. Pack heavier boxes underneath the table to keep it from moving or sliding.

How to Move Bar Stools and Chairs

Unlike other furniture, it's often easier not to disassemble chairs and bar stools for the move. Other furniture often has to be taken apart to fit through tight spaces or so a couple people can easily lift it onto a dolly. Chairs are light enough to carry by yourself, and they stack up neatly in sets of two on the moving van. So you can save yourself the time and hassle of disassembling chairs or bar stools and just move them all in one piece, one chair at a time.

Wrap the legs in bubble wrap to protect them. If your bar stools have upholstered seats, cover the seats in stretch wrap, which you can purchase from a moving company, to protect the upholstery from dirt or damage. If your bar stools have removable cushions, take them off and pack in a large plastic bag. Use the cushions as "filler" in the moving van, to pad other objects and fill empty spaces.

Move all chairs, including bar stools, by the seat rather than the back. Carry the stools to the truck one by one, and stack them in groups of two, with one stool upside down and its seat on top of the other stool. This saves space in the moving van. Strap each set of two stools together with bungee cords, and then strap them to the sides of the moving van or to heavier furniture so they don't shift during the move.

How to Move a Baker's Rack

A baker's rack, a kitchen staple for storage and design, is lightweight compared to other furniture, but top-heavy, which can create challenges when moving.

To make this as easy as possible, you should first empty the baker's rack, wrapping fragile items appropriately. Pack cookbooks on the bottom of the box, spine up, and fill in the space in the box with other items. If you store food items on your baker's rack, you may want to pack those items with other food in plastic bins.

Tie any doors shut with zip ties or rope. Then wrap the entire baker's rack in several moving blankets to protect it from damage, as well as to protect your other furniture and walls from the baker's rack's sharp corners.

In the moving van, secure the baker's rack to the side of the van using bungee cords or rope. If the rack is too tall to load upright, lay it on its side and secure with rope.