Use a Moving Blanket as a Dog Bed

Published on 06/26/24

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Moving blankets are made of a thick durable material (usually a polyester/cotton blend) that protects the surface of the object underneath. What can you do with them after you move? You could put them in a closet until you need them again, sell them, or give them to a friend.

One more creative thing that some people like to do with these leftover blankets is use them for their pets to lie on! People tend to use them for dogs specifically, but there is no reason cats or rabbits can’t get in on the fun too. They work great in a sheltered outdoor space where a store-bought pet bed probably would not last long. Due to being made for strength, these rugged blankets will probably last a lot longer. At Moving Blankets USA there is one specific customer who swears by their use as pet beds and buys them in bulk for a kennel.

Most moving blankets come in the size of 72” x 80” (6 foot x 6 foot 8 inches) so you can fold the blankets to whatever shape is best for your size pet. You can even use 2 blankets if needed, or if your dog happens to be a bit of a princess.

Although it is hard to personally imagine doing this, multiple people have said they use moving blankets to protect their couches and chairs from dogs with claws. Normally the dog’s nails may damage the surface, but the furniture is protected with the blankets. Moving blankets can come in a variety of different colors, but they are not exactly the most fashionable things to have lying about. They serve their purpose of protecting items in this case and serve that purpose well.

Whether you are providing a bit of extra warmth for an outdoor dog, or protecting your furniture from a hyper new puppy, moving blankets can be a handy tool in caring for your pets.

Used Moving Blanket Being Resold for a Cheaper Price

Are Moving Blankets Warm?

Moving blankets are not intended to keep things warm. That being said blankets are in the name!

There are different thicknesses of blankets, some with filling in them. It is certainly possible that you could use them to keep warm. However, these blankets may not be as cozy as you think. Some of them are coated in a wax-like substance which is not the most pleasant to touch. Other blankets are rough to the touch as well.

You may consider moving blankets to keep warm in an emergency, but you would not want to use them for everyday warmth.

Moving Blanket That is Used to Protect Sofas

How Big Are Moving Blankets?

Most moving blankets are 72” x 80”. In feet that is 6 ft. x 6.7 ft. This is the most common size you will find in most places. However, some places sell oversized moving blankets.

These extra-large moving blankets can measure different sizes such as 98” x 72” or 77” x 120”. They may be useful for items in which using 2 blankets may be difficult, or even soundproofing. Large moving blankets like these should always have the price checked before purchase, as it may make more sense to have multiple standard-sized blankets if you plan on reusing them.

There are smaller moving blankets that can measure sizes such as 24” x 36” or 40” x 72”. These may be useful for smaller objects, but you should also consider simply folding a regular size to fit the object.

The standard-sized blankets make them versatile for several different applications other than moving. You may consider using them as a picnic blanket or even folding them over for a dog bed.

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Are Moving Blankets Toxic To Dogs?

Generally speaking, moving blankets are not toxic to dogs or other animals. They tend to be made from either polyester, cotton, or recycled materials. However, to make sure you may want to refer to the manufacturer or seller of the moving blankets if there are any toxic chemicals or dyes in the product that you should be aware of.