Moving furniture is no easy task. Whether you are moving one piece of furniture into a new home or apartment, or just need to rearrange pieces in your existing space, it can be a daunting task.
That’s why it’s important to know the right way to move furniture so that you don’t risk damaging your belongings (or yourself!). In this blog post, we share our top tips for safely and securely moving heavy furniture by yourself.
And if you can’t do it yourself, try a removals business (like us!) who are sure to help you out…
Gather Your Supplies
Before you even attempt to move your piece of furniture, make sure you have all the necessary supplies ready. This includes protective materials such as blankets, as well as tools like straps and dollies if available.
Also, make sure that the area around where you are moving is clear of any obstacles. Trust me, this is important!
Prep Your Furniture
Once you have all the right supplies on-hand, it’s time to prep your furniture for the move. Start by removing any drawers or shelves from dressers or cabinets so they don’t get damaged during transit.
Then carefully wrap each item in blankets for extra protection from bumps and scratches along the way. Finally, secure any items with straps or rope to ensure they stay put during transport. Hopefully you’ve hired a van as likely most furniture won’t fit in a car.
Get Help if Necessary
If your piece of furniture is too heavy for one person to carry alone, it may be best to enlist help from a friend or family member when moving it—especially if there are stairs involved!
Choose someone who is relatively strong and capable of helping lift and maneuver large pieces safely up and down staircases without putting themselves at risk of injury.
Moving one piece of furniture doesn’t have to be a stressful experience; with just a few simple steps in place ahead of time, you can make sure that everything goes smoothly and efficiently (and safely!).
By following these tips above—gathering supplies, prepping your furniture correctly, and getting help if necessary—you can rest easy knowing that your prized possession will arrive at its destination unscathed!
So next time you need help moving one piece of furniture, remember what we shared here today! Good luck!