Tips for moving a large area rug

March 21, 2024

There are lots and lots of issues people encounter when relocating to their new home. Especially if they have to move big items such as furniture, pianos, TVs. Here we will discuss a common problem people encounter when moving a large area rug! Follow our guide, and you will pack your rug for relocation in no time at all!

What to do before moving a large area rug

People often make mistakes when moving a large area rug. They do not know where to start and what to do first. Well, luckily for you, we have it all here in our guide! First, you will need to gather both packing and cleaning materials. Yes, cleaning! You will certainly clean your rug before you pack it. We will talk about it later in the article.  But, as far as packing materials and supplies goe, you will need the following:

  • Ropes – when moving a large area rug rope is a great way to make sure the rug will stay packed and won’t move during the transportation.
  • Plastic garbage bags – They are perfect when you need to wrap your large area rugs! They go perfectly around them and protect them from dust and any other possible damages during the transport.
  • Packing tape and duct tape – Just to further tie up the wrappings around the rug

These are the basic things you need to gather before packing and moving a large area rug. If this sounds like too much work you can always ask your reliable Arizona movers for their packing services. They will be more than happy to help you with it!

Rope strings used for moving a large area rug
Moving a large area rug is easier if you tighten them up with rope

Gather all rugs

Once you are done getting the cleaning kit you will need to clean your rugs, it is time to collect them. Collecting the rugs should be easy enough. But, before you do it, clean out one room. Because they are massive, large area rugs can take too much space. This is why you will need one empty room to put them in. This should give you enough space to pack and prepare your rugs for relocation.

Bunch of rugs
Gather all the rugs in one place

Moving season is now upon us and it can get stressful! Especially if you have too much to pack before moving to Arizona this summer! Make sure you know what and what not to do before you decide to relocate!

Before moving a large area rug, clean it

There are several ways you can clean your rugs. Cleaning is a very important step you need to do before you relocate. Because you will have a clean rug immediately when you finish with your relocation. First thing first, you need to get the dust off your rugs! Moving a large area rug is especially important if the rug is dirty. So, hang your large rug and use a duster to get all the dust out of the rug. Once you are done with that, you can start with deep washing! This will absolutely renew your rug and make it look almost as good as new. Don’t forget to dry it up before you pack it for relocation. There are also other ways to wash your rugs you can use before moving a large area rug!

A vacuum
Always clean the rugs before you pack them for relocation

Rolling or folding

Some large rugs can be rolled, some can be folded.  You need to figure out what you can do with them before you pack them for relocation. If you fold your rugs, you can easily damage them. It all depends on the type of materials used to make them. Most of the time, you can fold large rugs. If you fold them in half or thirds, you can pack them without any problems, since they are easy to handle! But, you need to be aware that creases caused by folding can be permanent. You need to be absolutely sure whether you can or can’t fold your rug. Ask your movers or rug experts about it.

a roleld carpet
Rolling can be the best solution for rug transport

But folding and rolling rugs is nothing if you do not have proper packing tools at your home. There are a bunch of items you need for relocation if you wish to move without any issues. Make sure you collect them all just so you won’t have any problems moving a large area rug!

Wrapping and packing

Once you are done with folding your rugs, you can start with packing. Moving a large area rug should be simple if you pack it right. Now is the time to use those large garbage bags you got earlier. Just put them on both sides and that should cover your rug completely. Before putting them on rugs, use the ropes to tighten the rugs more and keep them from unrolling. This will give them much needed stability for the moving trip. Garbage bags will provide them with much-needed protection while being transported. They are perfect for this type of situation because they are easy to put on and take off. Once done wrapping, use packing tape or duct tape to prevent the garbage bags from falling from the rugs. This is easy enough to do, just wrap them around on a couple of places.

Nothing of this would be possible without having a moving plan. Without it, even a simple task such as moving a large area rug can turn into something impossible. Make sure you know how to make a relocation checklist before you start packing your items for relocation!

Moving a large area rug is only difficult if you do not know how to do it properly! But with our guide, you won’t have any issues and problems at all! We hope it helped you with your packing problems as well as with some future plans! If you have any suggestions please feel free to leave them in our comment section!

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