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A Step by Step Guide to Moving a Dining Room Table and Chairs

A Step by Step Guide to Moving a Dining Room Table and Chairs


Dining room tables are large and bulky. Unfortunately, when you move, the dining room table is likely one of those items that takes a little longer to move. Improperly moving and storing your dining room table and chairs can impact both the appearance and quality. Follow this step by step process for moving and storing your dining room table and chairs!

How to Pack and Move Dining Room Chairs and a Table

  • Step #1: Clean off the table and chairs

Before doing anything, it is important to clean off the table and chairs. Wipe up any leftover crumbs, spills or residue from both the table and chairs. This step is important because leftover food can not only cause mold or mildew to form on your table, it can also attract pests and vermin.

  • Step #2: Remove the center leaf

If your table has a center leaf, remove the leaf and wrap it in blankets for protection. This will help to prevent the leaf from getting scratched while being moved or stored.

  • Step #3: Remove the table legs

Next, turn the table over and remove the legs. If the legs are attached with glue, use a putty knife to break the glue seal. If the legs are attached with screws and bolts, unscrew the screws and place them in a bag for safe keeping. Make sure you put this bag in a safe place so you can easily put the table back together later.

  • Step #4: Wrap the dining room table and chairs

It is important to protect all parts of the tables and chairs while being moved and stored. One of the areas that is most susceptible to being dinged during your move is the corners of the table. In order to prevent this from happening, wrap the corners of the table in cardboard to protect them. After the corners are protected, wrap the dining room table, legs and chairs in heavy moving blankets.

  • Step #5: Reserve a climate controlled storage unit

A dining room table should not be stored in just any storage unit. Overtime, fluctuations in temperature can cause the table wood to become warped. When choosing a storage unit to protect your table from the California heat, choose a climate controlled storage unit.

  • Step 6: Keep the table disassembled and covered during storage

When storing the table, keep it disassembled. This will help to avoid putting any unnecessary strain on the legs of the table. Additionally, it is important to keep the table and chairs wrapped during storage. Covering your table and chairs will help to prevent dust and dirt from settling on the table.

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