Moving heavy furniture can be a back-breaking task, especially if you are not doing it the right way. If you have to move heavy furniture, too, here are some simple tips to help you.
Tip No. 1: Disassemble Your Furniture
If it is possible, dissemble all your furniture and pack it separately. Large furniture often dissembles into small parts so that it is easier to pack and move. However, if you are planning to dissemble your large furniture, always keep the nuts, bolts and other small parts in small zipped bags. This way, you will not end up losing them and it would be easier to assemble the furniture once it reaches its destination. Even if you have to move furniture from one room to another, it is best to dissemble it once and then move it so that it can be lifted easily and it can fit into the entryway without any hassle.
Tip No. 2: Don’t Do it Alone
It may be tempting to try and move furniture on your own, but don’t. You could end up grievously hurting yourself. Ask for help if you can. Get family members or friends to lift the heavy furniture with you. The more people you can find, the easier the task would be. It would be ideal if you could get people who have experience in moving and shifting furniture to help you.
Tip No. 3: Don’t Overcrowd
When you are moving heavy or large furniture, it is ideal to remove the small furniture and accessories around it first. For instance, if you are planning to move a bed, first remove the nightstands, your dresser, rugs, and benches around it. Once you have enough space around the large piece of furniture, it will become easier to move it.
Tip No. 4: Use the Right Equipment
Moving heavy furniture can be infinitely easier when you are using equipment specially designed for the task. Dollies, moving straps, and moving pads are some of the most commonly used equipment for shifting heavy furniture. Do bear in mind though that these equipment are very expensive so it is only advisable to buy them if you move very often. If you move only occasionally, it would be wiser to either rent this equipment or borrow it from a friend who happens to have it.
Tip No. 5: Use Professional Services
You may have every intention of moving on your own, but sometimes heavy furniture just does not move the way you want it to. If you are faced with furniture that’s difficult to dissemble, lift or move, get professional help. Professional packers and movers do this kind of work on a daily basis and have a good idea of how to move the things you can’t seem to. Of course they will charge you for their services, but they will also do the job with minimum damage to your property. Moving is undoubtedly very stressful, especially with large things to think about. You have the choice to make it as easy and smooth as possible. The tips above should help you get started.
About the Author
Tom has been working in the moving industry for many years, specialising in office relocations. Tom is also a keen blogger, who loves sharing his knowledge and experiences.