Many moving companies charge customers for utilizing stretch wrap. Actually, stretch wrap is the number one customer upcharge employed by moving companies. Stretch wrap charges can range from $30 to $120 based upon the number of rolls that the movers use. In actuality, stretch wrap offers absolutely no protection for your furniture while it is being moved and transported. Some moving companies use stretch wrap to secure moving pads to the furniture when they could be using moving rubber bands or tape. If your items are being placed into storage stretch wrap should never be used on wood or leather furniture because, even in dry climates, it will trap moisture resulting in surface damage. Wrapping upholstered furniture is acceptable; however, covering with Kraft storage pads is much more economical.