5 Tips to Help You Avoid Damaging Your Furniture When Moving
Moving furniture can be very overwhelming. Especially where large, heavy, and fragile furniture is involved. Perhaps you won’t be happy if your furniture gets damaged during the process. Plus, of course, you’ll need to consider yourself not to strain your back during the process. So, what then can you do to ensure a smooth and more convenient process. Please read on
- Plan Your Move
Planning has never been disappointing – if planned well, of course. In fact, it makes things run smoothly and to be completed within the shortest time possible. So, plan and plan early. What will you be moving and where is your new destination? Will you be likely to encounter any dangers like potholes on your way to the new destination? What are these dangers and how can you go about them? When is the best day to move? These questions will help guide you and help you through the process
2) Get Help
Moving furniture on your own can be very inconvenient. Especially if you’re moving large furniture. But who said seeking help is bad? Perhaps they’d be wrong. If you can get an extra set of hands, go for it. For instance, if you don’t want to damage your piano, you may hire professional piano movers to help you in this. Reputable moving companies have skilled staff who are well trained on how to safely move your stuff. And if you’re not intending to move the furniture immediately, most of these companies do provide storage services as well.
3) Measure and Measure
How else can you know if the furniture will be able to pass through the door without any damage? You need to measure identify the size of the furniture you’re intending to move and also take measurements of the doorways, stairwells, elevators, and hallways. This way you’ll be able to know if you’ll need to take the furniture apart, as they are, or remove the doors to allow smooth movement of the furniture. If there’ll be a need to take the furniture apart, get the right tools and equipment. And if you’ll be moving the furniture using a truck, you should also take measurements of the truck.
4) Gather Necessary Supplies
You need to gather useful supplies that will help make your moving smooth. You need to get items such as furniture pads, dolly, blankets, cardboard, towels, commercial sliders, and stretch-wrap. The furniture pads, towels, and rugs will provide cushioning to protect from scratches. This will also prevent the furniture from tearing the floor. Most movers have their own supplies and this will save you the hassle of having to look for them in the first place
5) Apply Different Style
Different furniture requires different styles of moving for a convenient movement. Handling tall items such as dressers, shelving unit, and filing cabinet can be awkward, you need to carry them high and low. To center the weight hence preventing it from swinging out of control, you need to tip the furniture backward at an angle and at least two people should hold the ends. For couches, stand them on ends and hook the chairs around corners. Professional movers are well skilled at different styles of how to safely move different furniture
Regardless of your lifestyle, avoiding damages to your furniture should be your priority when moving. These tips will guide you through the process to ensure that you move your furniture safely and without much inconvenience. Look out for relevant themed blogs about convenient ways and methods to make your move a success.
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