No matter where or how you live, you inevitably have some heavy furniture that you’ll need to carry when moving out of a home and moving into a new one. If you have to move a piano or hot tub, it is crucial to be extra careful. Now, we’re going to go out on a limb and assume that you don’t have the physical requirements and technique to lift heavy furniture easily from point A to point B. We, here at MovingWaldo, have got your (not broken) back with this article where we listed our 10 tips on how to move heavy furniture!
For furniture pieces like couches, chairs or tables, put plastic sliders on your furniture legs to slide them. You can also use a moving pad or a large piece of flattened cardboard, as well as a moving blanket that you wrap around furniture to protect them from scratches and dents. Simply put the furniture on the blanket spread out on the ground and drag the furniture–this allows you to not do any lifting, plus it eliminates any chance of dropping and damaging the furniture.
There are two main devices that can help you lift heavy furniture more easily:
With the help of another person, carry tall furniture from the top and the bottom. Tip the item backward at an angle and one person carries the top while the other carries the bottom. This allows for the item to be centred and keeps it from swinging out of control. This also makes it easier to carry in stairs.
If you are moving fragile or special item, you must be extra caring! Use moving pads and large bands to tie them on to protect your wood furniture, which you can rent. You can also buy professional grade shrink wrap to protect upholstered furniture.
Moreover, it is crucial to protect your floors, especially if they are hardwood, tile, vinyl or carpeted. You can use large pieces of thick cardboard to cover the exit pathways of your home appliances, or place protective sheets of durable polyethylene on passages where you know there will be a lot of traffic. That way, you can avoid incurring expensive home repairs right after moving into your new home. You should also pay close attention to your walls when moving your large appliances, as they can be in danger of property damage as well.
Finally, for large appliances like your refrigerator, dishwasher, or washing machine, it’s imperative that you clean and dry them before moving to avoid the accumulation of mildew and mould.
For example, if you’re moving a dresser or a bookcase, remove the clothes or books inside. Or if it’s a sofa, remove the cushions and also the feet. For some furniture, you can remove knobs, drawers, shelves, legs–this will make it easier to pass through a doorway.
Creating a floorplan is the most efficient method to plan where the furniture will go. This way, you’ll avoid having to move the same heavy furniture multiple times.
Don’t be afraid to spend money on things that will help you move in a significant manner, like the plastic sliders, blankets or dolly. You can create a moving budget to carefully plan your expenses and avoid any unwanted events. Keep in mind that trying to save money could actually cost you more in medical bills if something happens to you while moving. Better safe than sorry, right?
Ask your friends or family for help! Especially if you are trying to move something that weighs 300 lb. or more, it is best that there are at least four people present. Don’t be afraid to request a quote from professional movers. It may be worth the extra cost !
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