There’s one part of a move that everyone dreads: the furniture. They’re difficult to lift, the handholds are nonexistent, and if you do it wrong, you could leave holes in the wall and scratches on the furniture itself. With that in mind, our Santa Clarita moving professionals have prepared a few tips for moving furniture the easy (and safe) way.
Read below for furniture-moving tips! And if you’re looking for an even better way to move your furniture, call (661) 622-2636 for a free moving quote from Affordable Quality Moving and Storage.
Get Honest About What Is Worth Moving
Moving furniture is the most time- and effort-intensive part of Moving Day. With that in mind, you should really take some time to figure out which of your furniture pieces are actually worth moving (and which ones are ready for replacement).
While you don’t want to throw away good furniture, here’s what you should think about:
- Is it obviously damaged?
- Are the cushions or upholstery older than 10 years old?
- Does it still work correctly?
- Do you still have a place for it?
Sometimes we keep furniture out of inertia, but planning for a move is a great way to make us really think about what is worth keeping.
Don’t Be a Hero: Use Furniture Tools
Take it from moving professionals: there’s no glory in lifting a couch or fridge with pure strength. Furniture dollies or moving straps are a great way to make moving furniture easier and faster. Furniture dollies (which look a little like a square skateboard) are available for rent from most hardware stores or truck rental companies.
Apart from saving you from working too hard, furniture-moving tools are also safer. The last thing you want is to strain your back on Moving Day, especially if you have to work later that week.
Put Extra Protection on Sharp Corners
Sharp corners are the first things to get damaged while your things are rumbling around in the back of a moving truck. Keeping your things safe is partly a matter of packing your truck tightly without extra space, but you’ll also want to put extra padding around the corners of your dining room tables, coffee tables, dressers, and any other straight edges.
Plan Your Path Before Lifting the Furniture
This one seems a little obvious, but you’d be surprised how often people will start lifting their couch and realize it won’t fit through the front door. Planning your path means accounting for any obstacles in your way, measuring doorways to make sure the piece can fit, and making sure there are good places to set the furniture down if you need to take a break halfway through.
Just remember: it’s better to go slow than to accidentally drop a couch on yourself (or your friend).
Break Down Your Bed Into Pieces
It’s likely that you assembled your bed inside your bedroom, which means there’s no way of knowing if your bed frame can actually fit through your doors, halls, and out your house. The best way to move your bed frame is the say way you moved it in: in pieces. Disassemble your bed, and it’ll both be easier and safer to move.
For the ultimate stress-free moving experience, call Affordable Quality Moving and Storage today for a free in-home moving estimate!