Tips for Protecting Your Oriental Rug While Moving

If you’re like most people, you have a lot of things to take care of when moving into a new home.  You’re probably thinking about how to best pack your belongings, how to move them without damaging them, and how to get everything unpacked and set up in your new place. But what about your Oriental or Persian rug? These valuable pieces can be easily damaged during a move if you’re not careful. In this blog post, we’ll discuss some tips for packing and transporting your rug safely and securely whether you’re moving across town or across the country.

Wrap Your Rug Tightly in Plastic Wrap

One of the best ways to protect your rug during a move is to wrap it tightly in plastic wrap. This will keep dirt, dust, and other debris from getting on your rug and will also help to prevent any damage that could be caused by water or moisture. The best type of plastic wrap to use is  shrink wrap, which you can purchase at most hardware stores.

Use Furniture & Rug Pads

You can also use furniture pads to help protect your Oriental rug while moving. These pads can be placed under heavy furniture when transporting on a moving truck or placed in storage to help distribute the weight evenly and prevent any indentations or damage to your rug. Rug pads can also be used to keep your rug from slipping on a hard surface or moving around during transportation.

Be Careful With Sharp Objects

One of the most common ways that Oriental rugs are damaged during a move is by sharp objects. This can include anything from broken glass to scissors or other sharp tools. Be sure to keep all sharp objects away from your rug and be extra careful when packing it up for transport.

Use Caution When Rolling Up Your Rug

When you’re ready to move your rug, be careful when rolling it up. Start from the middle and roll towards the end so that the rug is tight and secure. Avoid folding your rug, as this can cause creases or wrinkles that will be difficult to remove.

Keep Rug in a Temperature-Controlled Vehicle or Storage Facility

If you are placing your rug into storage before your move, or are immediately transporting it to your new home, be sure to keep your rug in a temperature-controlled vehicle or storage facility. Extreme temperatures and moisture in the air can damage the fibers of your rug and cause it to fade over time.

Vacuum & Clean Your Rug After Unpacking

Once you’ve unpacked everything in your new home, be sure to vacuum and clean your Oriental rug. This will remove any dirt or debris that may have been brought in during the move and will help to keep your rug looking its best and avoiding color-fading.

Prevent Long-Term Damage with Immediate Repairs

Even after taking all necessary precautions, accidents can still occur. If you notice any damage to your Oriental rug, it’s important to have it repaired as soon as possible. The longer you wait, the more difficult it will be to repair and the greater the chance for long-term damage. At Persia Oriental Rug Gallery, we offer a wide range of repair services to restore your rug to its original condition.

Find the Perfect Addition to Your Home at Persia Oriental Rug Gallery

We hope you found these tips helpful in protecting your Oriental rug during a move. For more information on our repair services or to browse our selection of beautiful Oriental rugs, visit our website or stop by our showroom in Shrewsbury, MA today.