Moving furniture the easy way

  • Post By James Bingman, March 05,2016

Whether you are in the middle of relocation or you are re-arranging your place, moving furniture is a tough job. Bulky pieces can be hard to transport and can easily get scratched or damaged. If you are planning on tackling the heavy work yourself, you can try these effective techniques that will help you avoid injuries and transport your furnishings safely to any location.

Prepare your furniture

Empty out the contents of your furniture. Before you pack your furniture, take time to thoroughly clean it. Dust and debris can scratch the surface of your pieces during the relocation process. Remove the legs of tables and couches, as well as the knobs, pulls and casters from your cabinetry. Take the drawers from the desks and dressers and pack them separately.

Take your furniture apart

Dismantle whatever you can to make your furniture more compact and easy to move. Plus, it will help prevent damage caused by scraping against walls and door frames. For complicated pieces, look up the manual to determine how to dismantle the furniture properly. It’s best to do it a day before the house removals.

Protect your furnishing

The best way to ensure that your furniture arrives in one piece to your home is by using moving blankets and plastic sheeting. You can either rent them, ask the house removal company to provide them or buy them. Wrap the tables, dressers and other furniture with the blankets and then tape them well. Bubble wrap is ideal for protecting delicate wooden pieces, while the plastic sheeting is commonly used for upholstered furniture. If you are on a budget, you can also use old blankets. Slide corrugated cardboard sheets between the wooden pieces.

Moving techniques

  • Sliding – Unless you are moving a small piece, you can slide the large items across the room. Many people don’t know how to lift and get injured during the process. If you still need to lift something, here is how the professional movers do this – use your legs, instead of your arms and shoulders and keep your back straight.
  • Loading the moving van – start by creating a wall of boxes on the backwall of the van to provide support and protection to the heavier furniture. Then place the square furniture and use the top of the dressers and cabinets to put more boxes. Put blanket on the floor.