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How to Pack Dining Room Chairs and Table for Moving

How to Pack Dining Room Chairs and Table for Moving


Your dining room table is the scene of countless holiday dinners, your child’s favorite study spot and the home to many late-night conversations with family members. But now, you are looking for a storage solution for your table. Maybe you recently got a new dining room table and plan on moving this table to the kitchen once you have room, or maybe you want to pass your table on to someone else in a few years. But along with moving and storing your dining room table and chairs comes the concern about the safety of these items. We understand! On top of the sentimental value of your dining room table, the monetary value of the table is also high. The best way to protect your items while being moved or stored is to properly prepare them for storage. Learn the best tips for moving and storing a dining room table and chairs below:

3 Must-Follow Tips for Moving and Storing a Dining Room Table

  • Tip Number 1: Remove the leaf In order to minimize the risk of damage while moving or storing the dining room table, it is important to break it down into smaller pieces. If your table has a center leaf, remove the leaf and wrap it in towels or another protective material to keep it from getting scratched.
  • Tip Number 2: Disassemble the legs Next, turn the table over and remove the legs. The method for removing the legs will depend on how the legs are attached. If you suspect that the legs are secured using glue, use a putty knife to break the seal. Otherwise, unscrew the bolts and screws on the table to free the legs.
  • Tip Number 3: Protect the table during transportation Once the table is broken down as small as possible, the next step is to protect the table during transportation. One area to focus on is the corners of the table. Wrap the corners of the table in cardboard to prevent them from getting dinged during the move. Next, use a dining room table protector or heavy blankets to keep the surface of the table from getting scratched.

How to Pack Chairs for Moving

Just like when moving a dining room table, it is important to protect your dining room chairs during moving and storage. Wrap your chairs in heavy blankets and secure the blankets together using tape.

How to Store a Dining Room Table and Chairs

Follow these 2 storage tips to keep your table and chairs safe during storage! • Use a climate controlled storage unit: Wooden furniture can be prone to damage caused by fluctuations in temperature. In order to prevent your furniture from suffering from temperature-related damage, it is important to use a climate controlled storage unit. • Do not reassemble the table: Keep your table broken down while in storage. Storing your table as a whole piece can put extra pressure on the structure of the table. • Keep your table and chairs covered: Dust is the enemy during storage. Keeping your chairs covered will help to prevent dust from settling on your table and chairs and damaging them.

Looking for a Storage Facility in Oakley, CA?

Oakley Self Storage has a storage facility near you in Oakley, CA! If you’re only looking to store your dining room table and a few other small items, a 5x5 or 5x10 storage unit would suit your needs. For a full house storage option, consider our 10x10 storage unit. Reserve your storage unit today!