Moving to a new home with a great deal of oversized furniture is a nightmare. You are likely to be concerned about how to transport your large furniture pieces into your newly acquired home or apartment rental unit. The first thing to consider when moving multiple over-sized pieces of furniture is planning the proper method of transporting without damaging anything during the process. Donating or selling unnecessary items can ease the pain. Although moving into a new location can be a challenging task, it can actually be made easier by following some important steps when transferring hard-to-move furniture.
It’s important to measure furniture that needs to be transported to your new home. Measure the width of the door of your new home to make sure that the furniture you bring will fit through it. It’s going to be a big obstacle if you find out that your sofa doesn’t fit through the door. If this scenario does happen and needs to be resolved, you can disassemble the furniture or take the door off its hinges to give way to your over-sized furniture. You need to have a tool kit when moving so you don’t have any problems unscrewing hinges and reattaching them when you’re done. When buying new furniture it’s highly recommended to measure it and be sure to compare it to the width of the door of the house before making the purchase.
When moving beds, cabinets, dressers, and armoires, make sure to empty them as you don’t want anything falling out and breaking the items inside or the furniture itself as you try to move it out. Forgetting to empty out the drawers may end up spilling the contents out onto the pavement. While moving oversized furniture takes a lot of patience, you need to experiment moving it in different angles. Getting a large couch through a door is probably one of the hardest tasks you will be doing. Rather than shifting it through the doorway by trial and error, try moving the couch around in different angles to determine the best way to get it through the door. You need to be patient as this may take some time but it is easier said than done on moving day.
You also need to take necessary safety precautions when moving large furniture so unexpected injury can be avoided. You need to use heavy duty gloves which can help protect your hands when holding heavy furniture, steel toe boots to protect your feet, and a back support belt for lifting heavy things. If you won’t be hiring professional movers for assistance during this process, make sure that you have some friends or neighbors come assist you and ensure that over-sized furniture can be moved out without damaging it.
Wrapping every piece of furniture is a good way to protect them from getting damaged. It is also a good safety precaution as some of the tables, bed frames, and bookshelves feature sharp edges and corners that could cause injury to movers or potentially scratch the walls of your brand new apartment. By wrapping your furniture, you can prevent these potential damages and injuries to movers.
If you want to move to a new apartment with ease and convenience, hire professional movers so you have assurance when moving things out smoothly and you don’t have to worry about hauling around couches, tables, and heavy dressers. Instead you can leave it up to the experts of moving over-sized furniture. If you hire movers, make sure to schedule them in advance so that they will make themselves available on the day of your move.