Furniture Moving 101
By Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group
The first step is to not panic. That huge couch got into your family room somehow, so chances are there is a way to fit it through the doorway now. Your huge dresser may be awkward, but there are steps you can take to get any furniture in your home packed and secured in the moving van. As a professional moving company in Killeen, we have moved the extra large furniture for more than a few families. Let’s give some insights on how professional movers in Killeen utilize disassembly as well as teamwork to load furniture safely into the moving van - and then unload at your new house!
1) Remove Feet from Big Furniture
Have a sofa or recliner that won't wedge through the doorway? Remove the feet! This not only eliminates a severe scraping hazard, but it also cuts important inches from bulky furniture. Lots of furniture feet are screw-in, so it’s easy to put them right back on when you arrive at your new residence.
2) Disassemble Whatever Can
Furniture that is too large for the doorway is typically assembled. Not just that, but it normally is also meant to be taken apart when it’s time to move or relocate. Look for ways to disassemble the larger furniture items or take off parts that extend off the body of the furniture. Couch sectionals can be taken apart in sections (hence, the name). Vanities and dressers commonly can have the mirror removed and wrapped for safe transit. Kitchen tables may have removable legs and workout equipment usually breaks back down into poles and weights.
You might tackle furniture disassembly by yourself or perhaps find a professional moving company in Killeen who will provide expert-level furniture disassembly as well as reassembly whenever you get to the new residence.
3) Keep All Hardware Bagged and Labeled
Never lose your furniture small pieces and hardware! Label a Ziploc bag for each piece of furniture and put all the hardware safe and sound inside. Then tape the bag to the furniture or put all (labeled!) hardware bags in one easy-access box. This makes certain you can put your furniture back together the right way when it is time to reassemble in the new home.
4) Always Work with Two or More People
Do not ever move heavy household furnishings on your own. Always have a team of two or more able-bodied people to gently haul as well as maneuver heavy pieces of furniture, especially around doorways, corners, and also slender hallways. Never put yourself, your belongings, or the walls at risk by attempting to move big pieces of furniture by yourself.
5) Use the Right Furniture Moving Equipment
Do not neglect your moving equipment. Household furnishings are, heavy enough to hurt somebody or even really scuff a wall unless everybody uses great care. Making use of dollies as well as hand-trucks can be critical to moving large, heavy, and bulky home furnishings.
6) Wrap Furniture in Blankets for Safe Transport
There’s at least two very worthwhile reasons to use moving blankets (or perhaps your own stock of spare blankets) to wrap pieces of furniture on the move. Moving blankets safeguard your furniture from being scratched over the move. Blankets additionally help reduce the chance of dents and dings to the residence as heavy furniture is moved through doorways, corners, and hallways.
Ready to move the heavy furniture in your household from one home to another? In the event you don't have the energy or the team, a professional mover in Killeen will help you take care of furniture disassembly, wrapping and transport, and also reassembly once you arrive. Give us a call today to get started on your move!
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