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Moving Blankets & Moving Pads
Moving Blankets can be known around the professional moving industry as Moving Pads, Furniture Pads, and even Warehouse Blankets. The main purpose of using Moving Blankets is being able to protect sensitive surfaces such as woodwork, cabinets, tables, TVs, car parts, or anything with fragile or sensitive surfaces that are prone to get scratched during moving. Not only are Moving Blankets able to help prevent scratches, but they are also able to help reduce dents, dings, surface scratches, or other damage during transportation. No matter if you are a first-time mover or a professional full-time mover there is always the risk of damaging goods in the middle of any move which using Moving Blankets can greatly reduce!
Accidents are prone to happening during a move with almost every move but you can greatly reduce the risk during your move can make the difference between a horrible moving experience to a great moving experience by having all of your customer’s goods arrive damage-free. This can help to create repeat customers, fewer damage claims, and make your move so much quicker by being able to quickly wrap a moving blanket around a sensitive surface to keep you moving. Moving blankets have been labeled in the professional mover’s industry as “cheaper insurance” or “peace of mind” due to the amount of protection they can provide while being durable enough for repeat moves.
Part of the reason behind the large success of moving blankets is largely due to the heavy layers of fabric that offer heavy-duty protection from the fabric and the stitching pattern that is used to manufacture moving pads. Woven “S” stitching patterns help to weave the fabric to be durable and able to protect against scratches by providing numerous layers of fabric that create barriers or layers between the cargo and potential scratches. Traditionally the more layers of fabric material are used the more protection the moving blankets can offer and the heavier the weight per dozen blankets. This combination of heavy-duty materials and stitching pattern allows for moving blankets to be extremely efficient against scratches and to be durable over time.
The Different Types of Moving Blankets
There are three main different types of Moving Blankets are Lightweight Blankets, Medium Duty Blankets, and Heavy Duty Blankets. The difference between the three is the number of materials that are used to make each one of the blankets and the price point. Some people who are moving a few times will often prefer the cheaper moving blankets with fewer materials as the moving blankets will only be used for a few moves.
Heavy Duty Blankets are used for people who move often such as professional movers. Medium Duty Blankets offer a cheaper price point but the in-between level of protection for those who move often but not every single day. Although the number of materials is different for each one of these blankets the manufacturing process for these is all the same.
When it comes to wrapping moving blankets around the cargo, surfaces, or other valuables during your move such as TV’s the one important step you may want to take is using oversized rubber bands to secure the moving blanket to the cargo itself. Large Rubber Bands help the moving blanket stay wrapped around the cargo and helps to prevent the moving blanket from sliding off or coming uncovered on one side of the cargo. When the moving blanket is removed partially or completely the amount of protection is greatly reduced or completely reduced. We have also had great feedback from professional movers that have told us many success stories of using the plastic stretch wrap to wrap around the moving blanket to hold it in place.
What are Moving Blankets?
Moving Blankets is one of the most widely known industry methods to ensure cargo with sensitive surfaces does not become scratched up during moving. This causes cargo to become scratched, dinged, damaged, or in some cases destroyed and needs to be replaced. Moving Blankets are made with layers of fabric that provide protection walls or barriers between your sensitive surfaces and the blankets to keep your woodwork, glassware, automotive panels, and other sensitive surfaces scratch-free. This results in professional and first-time movers being extremely satisfied with the results of damage-free cargo. Moving Blankets are great for any first-time mover or professional mover who ships often.
One of the biggest challenges professional movers face during a move is being able to prevent sensitive surfaces from becoming extremely scratched up from sharp edges rubbing against fragile surfaces during a move. You should also consider using things like oversized rubber bands or stretch wrap to keep the moving blankets locked in place to prevent the blankets from coming off the cargo potentially losing their protection. Bumps, sharp corners, and sudden braking are among some of the ways that moving blankets can come off during transport. You may also want to look into other helpful securement methods such as E Track Rails and E Track Straps to make your next move that much easier.
Cargo that goes great with Moving Blankets:
• Wooden Tables
• Coffee Tables
• Dining Room Tables
• Body Panels for vehicles
• Valuable or not replaceable items
• Automotive Upholstery for pets
• Protecting Flooring
• Putting items in Storage
Cheap Moving Blankets vs Heavy Duty Moving Blankets
The main difference between cheap moving blankets that you may find at your local supermarket and moving blankets that are heavy-duty is ultimately the amount of protection they can offer. Cheaper moving blankets that may have a price that seems too good to be true may actually be too good to be true when it comes to the amount of protection that they are able to offer you when securing cargo. A slightly more expensive moving blanket made from quality materials and quality stitches can protect surfaces much better saving you more money in the long run without needing to repair or replace items you are moving.
On average a nice dining room table can run upwards of one thousand dollars and a moving blanket that may be purchased for slightly fewer dollars may result in damage to your brand new table. This is why we recommend our customers pair cargo costs by finding the right moving blanket for each. If it is something that can take some dings, minor scratches, or is being used for an alternative application cheaper moving blankets might be able to get the job done. However, in most expensive or sensitive cargo needs the heavier duty moving blankets are usually the better option.
Lightweight Moving Blankets – Lightweight Moving Blankets are one of the best cost-effective protection solutions that any moving blanket is able to offer. This blanket provides light in weight but durable moving blankets enough to help prevent scratches from occurring on your sensitive surfaces. Lightweight Moving Blankets utilize the same material and manufacturing process as our other moving blankets selection but useless layers of fabric hence the weight per dozen averaging 54-64 lbs. These Blankets last a more limited time compared to the rest of our blankets but still offer a good amount of protection.
Traditional Moving Blankets – Traditional Moving Blankets are the blankets in between our Lightweight Moving Blankets and our Heavy-Duty Moving Blankets. These Blankets use fewer materials than our heavy-duty blankets but offer slightly more protection than our lightweight blankets. If you are looking for a good in-between level between protection and price our traditional moving blankets might be the best solution for you. These Blankets are extremely durable and can be used multiple times without worrying about rips or tears in stitching. The weight per dozen of these blankets ranges but can normally average between 78-87 lbs per dozen.
Heavy Duty Moving Blankets – Heavy Duty Moving Blankets use the most material out of any of our other moving blankets and are used to secure the most sensitive and valuable surfaces from damage. As these blankets use more material for more layers of protection the price on these blankets can be slightly more expensive than our other blankets but is a good investment for anyone who ships often. If you are looking for a blanket that is made to last for dozens of moves this is the blanket for you. These blankets are sold by the singles, packs of four, and by the dozen. If you are looking at purchasing several dozen blankets it is best to give our experts a call at 800-444-0956 or by using our online contact us form located here to help find the best shipping rates to your location.
Frequently Asked Moving Blanket Questions
Can You Wash Moving Blankets? – We advise not washing moving blankets unless you absolutely have to as it can weaken or tear the wolven “S” pattern stitching that could weaken or destroy the blanket over time. If you are going to wash the blankets we highly advise only washing the heaviest duty blankets as they utilize more stitching and fabric.
Can Moving Blankets Be Used For Soundproofing? – In Short, Yes. Moving Blankets have become a cheap alternative to using expensive soundproofing materials. You can hang the moving blankets with anything from coat hangers, grommets, shower curtains, curtain tracks, thumbtacks, or nails depending on what works best for your situation. You can find our blog post about the best ways to soundproof your room using moving blankets here
How Big are Moving Blankets? – The normal industry standard size for Moving Blankets is 72 inches x 80 inches and is used for almost any application size. If a single blanket is not big enough for your application you may need to use two or more blankets in order to get the job done right. There is no real limit on how many moving blankets you should use before there are too many moving blankets but you should make sure to use things like Moving Rubber Bands to help keep the blankets secured around the larger items.