Packing the Lounge

If you are moving house and dreading the packing process, MoreStore are here to help! We can’t do the packing for you, but we can give you some general tips which we hope can make what is normally a stressful experience a little easier! So, read on to learn more about how best to pack up your lounge…

The lounge is probably the most difficult room of all to pack, it will be full of large, difficult to move items as well as an abundance of smaller items such as CDs, DVDs, and fragile items.


To protect your suite, it is a good idea to purchase specific sofa and armchair bags to avoid anything coming into contact with the upholstery during the moving. Other furniture can be wrapped with blankets or bubble wrap to protect them from scratches, dust, and dirt whilst transporting. Handy wrap/cling film can protect from small scratches but could snag so it’s advisable to use something thicker and more cushioned.

If furniture can be dismantled, then it should be to make it easier to move. All nuts, bolts and screws from furniture should be kept in a bag and secured to part of that dismantled piece of furniture. Anything with drawers should be secured with handy wrap/cling film or taped closed to make transporting easier.


Lamp bases should be all packed together in boxes and stuffed with packing paper. Lampshades should be packed in a separate box with plenty of packing paper. We wouldn’t recommend using newspaper as the ink could smudge onto the lamp shades.


All rugs should be vacuumed before being rolled up and secured with handy wrap/cling film to ensure they stay rolled.

Mirrors and Paintings

You should tape an X over large mirrors and paintings framed with glass and then cover them in bubble wrap. Purpose built picture boxes can be bought to pack large mirrors and paintings into. Smaller paintings and mirrors should also be wrapped but can be packed into boxes. All boxes containing such items should clearly be labelled with “glass”.

TVs and More

Televisions, stereos, or similar appliances should all be boxed and padded well around all sides.

Bits and Bobs

DVDs, CDs, games, and records should be packed together in purpose-made boxes. They should all be marked as fragile.

Ornaments and other small fragile items should be well protected with tissue paper and then packed into boxes separated by bubble wrap and lots of packing paper.

Lounges are also often home to various shapes and sizes of house plants. All plants should be packed into large or tall boxes to ensure their foliage is protected.

We hope you’ve found this guide helpful! We are always happy to give out general advice for your packing, however, MoreStore is not liable for any loss or damage to goods stored. You should ensure you obtain your own contents’ insurance.

So, are you looking for some storage? Located close to Deeping, Peterborough, Stamford, and Bourne, MoreStore Self Storage offer a fantastic range of different sized self storage units.

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