Connoisseurs of leather furniture know about the beauty of that great Ruby Armchair that Morpheus sat in, in the film The Matrix or even collector’s items like the circa1958 Jacob’s Egg Chair in the film The Bridge. So, if you have purchased a piece of leather furniture it is certain that it was an expensive investment.

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If you chose to purchase leather furniture then you are also aware that moving it takes a special kind of care. Here are a few tips on how to move your leather furniture safely.

Should You Insure Your Leather Furniture

Well, yes, you certainly should. Interior for Senior’s movers are well-versed and capable of successfully moving your leather furniture. However, as in anything, no one can predict what might happen between Point A and Point B. As they say, “accidents do happen.” So better be safe than sorry in this situation.

I mean, your La-Z-Boy recliner is probably like another part of your body. So, if this furniture brings you that much joy, certainly caring for it throughout the move is of utmost importance to you. And though it may not be as customized as a leather Pascal Chair, it is still costly to replace should anything happen to it.

How to Prepare your Leather Furniture for a Move

Approximately one week prior to moving, you should begin to prepare your leather furniture for the move. You must first be sure it is free of dust and grime, making certain to get in the corners and crevices of the furniture. Using a dry clean rag for this should suffice.

Next, use a damp cloth to entirely wipe down the surface then use a dry one to buff the leather. Thereafter, use a leather conditioner, such as Leather Honey or Meguiar’s Gold Class Leather Conditioner, on each piece of furniture. By the way, it’s a good idea to use a leather conditioner on your furniture once every other month.

Once you have thoroughly cleaned and conditioned your leather furniture, remove any component parts, such as legs prior to wrapping the main pieces in mover’s fabric padding. Be certain your furniture is dry prior to wrapping it. Additionally, you should encase the furniture in plastic sheeting or else shrink wrap, if the weather is damp, wet or snowing. This is also a good idea should you have a need to store your furniture for any length of time.

If you do intend on storing your leather furniture, you should be certain the storage facility you choose is climate controlled. The furniture itself should not be put directly on the concrete flooring. Rather, you should be certain it is sitting on wooden pallets to protect it from the dirt and possible moisture that can readily occur when concrete sweats.

Call Missy Donaghy with Interiors for Seniors for a FREE consultation 321-279-3301.

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