One of the most important things you need to do when moving is to protect your furniture from any scratches that may occur during transport. While smaller furniture pieces can be packed in boxes or wrapped with bubble wrap, the bigger ones need to be protected with something more durable, like felt moving blankets, in order to preserve their initial quality.
Felt is a fabric created from natural fibres, like wool, compressed and matted – usually pressed together by using heat. It is an incredibly resilient material as it can be compressed and released thousands of times without any deformity. However, felt can also be needled with the help of a machine, and the end result is a softer but less dense type of felt that is mainly used for crafts and cushioning. It cuts with a clean edge and it does not fray or ravel. Furthermore, felt has superior thermal insulating properties and can be made water-repellent. This fabric is also flame retardant and self-extinguishing.
Wool felt blankets are pretty durable, but depending on their use, other synthetic fibres, like polyester or acrylic, can be added to improve their durability. Since wool felt is a natural insulator, extremely resilient to wear and tear, and a moisture-absorbent type of fabric – it is great for home furnishing and for furniture moving. Hence, felt for furniture is durable, easy to cut and work with, allowing you to wrap even the biggest type of furniture piece in it to move it easier. Available in a wide range of colours and thicknesses, this inexpensive and reusable item can also protect your valuables from scratches or any other type of damage that may occur during the process of moving.
Furthermore, felt for furniture is the ideal choice to protect your items from excessive exposure to dust, rain, snow, sun or any other impact while being transported. Whether moving on your own or hiring a professional moving company for the purpose, properly protecting your precious pieces of furniture beforehand is a sure way to avoid the need for having it professionally cleaned afterward (unless, of course, that was your initial plan), which really is an unnecessary cost. Instead of doing it the old way by using cotton sheets, use felt as this environment-friendly type of material is the ideal choice for a stress-free and scratch-free moving.