Tips for Relocating Heavy Furniture

20 January 2012 by

One of the most challenging things about relocating from one home to another is moving the furniture. Most people have a lot of heavy furniture to move such as the bedroom set, the couch, dining room furniture, etc. You want to make sure that you do not damage your furniture or the walls and floors of your new home when you are moving the furniture in.

Make sure that you are not trying to move that heavy furniture by yourself, because that is one way to cause damage to the furniture and to cause injury to yourself. If you do not have anyone to help you move, then you should hire professional movers to move your furniture. If at all possible, dismantle any furniture that you can to make it easier to move. Keep all the hardware together so it will be easy to put together when you get to your new place.

Make sure that you protect the floors in both your old home and your new home. Do not scoot the furniture across the wooden floor. If you have no choice, but to drag the piece of furniture, put it on a piece of old carpet and pull the carpet until you get it where you want it to go. You will be able to get some floor covers from local moving companies or packaging stores. You could also check on renting a moving dolly, especially if you are moving everything yourself.

When it’s the time to lift a heavy piece of furniture do not do yourself. When you pick up the end of the heavy furniture, keep it as close to your body as you can, and bend your knees and lift. This will help prevent injury to your back and arms. Make sure that you keep your body straight when you lift.

Make sure that the weight of the heavy piece of furniture is divided out between the numbers of people who are lifting it.

If you are taking your appliances with you, you should have a moving dolly because most appliances are not only heavy, but awkward to pick up and move. This will also help protect your floors from being scratched.

Following these simple moving tips for your heavy furniture and appliances will make sure that you keep your floors scratch free and help prevent injuries to the people who are moving the items.

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