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Avoid Making These 4 Mistakes When Moving a Dining Room Table!

Avoid Making These 4 Mistakes When Moving a Dining Room Table!


Large pieces of furniture are generally not only difficult to move, they also are very fragile. A dining room table is no different. When moving and storing a dining room table, it is very important to do so properly. In order to help make your table is stored properly, we decided to cover a few commons moving and storage mistakes we see. Understanding what not to do when storing a dining room table will help you to avoid making damaging and costly mistakes.

Common Mistakes to Avoid When Moving a Dining Room Table

1. Moving and storing the table as a whole

Instead: Before moving your dining room table, it is important to break it down into as small of pieces as possible. For example, if the table has a leaf or extender, remove it. After removing the leaf, turn the table over to remove the legs. The legs will likely either be attached by glue or bolts. If the legs are attached with glue, use a putty knife to break the seal. If the legs of the table are attached with bolts or screws, unscrew them to free the legs.

2. Forgetting to save the table bolts and screw

Instead: Any bolts or screws that were used to hold the table together need to be saved for reassembling the table in the future. Place all screws and bolts in a plastic bag and tape them to the bottom of the table. This will help to keep all of the pieces together.

3. Not utilizing a dining room table protector while moving and storing

Instead: Before moving the dining room table, it is important to protect your furniture for the move. One of the areas on the table that are most prone to damage during the move is the corners of the table. In order to protect the corners of the table, wrap cardboard around them. Place a dining room table protector on top of the table to prevent scratches. If you do not have a dining room table protector, use thick heavy blankets. The legs of the table should also be wrapped in a protective material to protect them from getting scratched or banged up.

4. Not utilizing a climate controlled storage unit

Instead: A climate controlled storage unit will help to protect your items from dangerous fluctuations in temperature. When storing sensitive items, like wooden furniture pieces, it is important to utilize a climate controlled storage unit. Over time, fluctuations in temperature can cause wooden furniture pieces to become warped or cracked.

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Are you ready to store your dining room table? Self Storage of Vacaville has a storage facility near you in Vacaville, CA with both traditional and climate controlled storage units. No matter how big or small your storage need, Oakley Self Storage has a storage unit for you. Our storage facility has 5x5 storage units, 5x10 storage units, 10x10 storage units and every size in between. Reserve your storage unit today!