- Allison & Monica
5 Tips For Moving Furniture Safely
Updated: Jun 10, 2022
Moving to a new place is stressful and time-consuming. However, one of the most painstaking aspects of moving is packing your furniture. What makes moving furniture so challenging is that it is often quite bulky yet delicate. You need to pack and carry it with absolute care and precision to ensure that it survives the move with no breaks and scratches.
Here are five tips that can help you pack and move your furniture safely with little hassle.
Measure before you move
Many people get right to packing and hauling the furniture to the moving truck during the move and forget entirely about measuring it. If you also make the same mistake, you may end up with a bulky piece of furniture stuck at an entrance or hallway. Therefore, measure your furniture to make sure that it can easily pass through all the hallways, doors, or lifts easily. Measure the hallways and exits at your new place as well to avoid any problems.
Disassemble whatever you can
One way to make your moving job more manageable is to dismantle large pieces of furniture before packing and moving them. However, keep in mind to pack all the dismantled pieces, nuts, and bolts properly so that you can reassemble the pieces correctly at the new place.
Use sliding whenever possible
Lifting and moving big pieces of furniture can leave you with backache and muscle spasms for a long time. One way to avoid heavy lifting as much as possible is to slide them on plain surfaces. To slide a heavy piece of furniture in your hallways and rooms, put a piece of cardboard or underneath it. It will reduce friction and help you slide the furniture easily on the floor.
Pack everything carefully
Furniture may look sturdy but can be easily damaged during the move. Use high-quality packaging materials to protect your furniture during the move. Cover any upholstery with plastic wraps to avoid stains and tears. Add a layer of bubble wraps and tie the pieces with heavy ropes to ensure that any movement on the truck won’t cause any damage.
Moving heavy furniture can cause various injuries if you are not careful. Here are a few things you can do to protect yourself:
Wear heavy-duty gloves and boots to protect your fingers and toes.
Ensure that you lift the furniture with legs and not your back by bending your kneed and not your back while lifting.
Use a small dolly and slide your furniture as much as possible to avoid any injuries.
Use the services of professionals like Poppy Production to help you with your move. They will ensure that all your furniture and other belongings are carefully packed and transported to their new destination without you having to worry about anything. Professionals have the right equipment and know-how, which they earned through experience to protect themselves and your furniture, making your move a smooth one.
About Poppy Production
If you are looking for a professional home organizer to help you with your home’s move, look no further than Poppy Production. We are a full-service home production business specializing in designing beautiful, stylish, organized, and functional spaces in Baltimore/Annapolis, Maryland, and surrounding areas. We also provide home staging, landscaping, and event services. You can fill out our contact form to know more.