Furniture Moving 101
By Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group
The first step is to never panic. That huge sofa had to get into your living room somehow, so chances are there is a secret to getting it through the doorway now. Your extra large dresser may be ungainly, 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 Tulsa, we've safely transported the bulky furniture for more than a couple families. Let’s provide a few insights on how professional movers in Tulsa use disassembly and also work as a team to load pieces of furniture safely into the moving truck - and then right back out again!
1) Take off Feet from Big Furniture
Have a sofa or oversized chair that will not fit through the door? Remove the feet! This not only removes a serious scraping hazard, but it also removes critical inches from bulky furniture. Most furniture feet are screw-in, so you’ll be able to easily put them right back on when you arrive at your new home.
2) Take Apart What You Can
Furniture that is too big for the doorway is typically assembled. Not only that, but it normally is also meant to be taken apart when it’s time to move or redecorate. Look for ways to take apart the larger pieces of your furniture or remove pieces which extend from the body of the furniture. Couch sectionals can be taken apart in sections (hence, the name). Vanities as well as dressers often can have the mirror taken down and wrapped for safe transit. Kitchen tables may have removable legs and workout equipment typically breaks back down into poles and weights.
You could tackle furniture disassembly for yourself or even hire a professional moving company in Tulsa who can provide expert-level furniture disassembly as well as reassembly when you arrive to the new house.
3) Keep All Hardware Bagged and Labeled
Do not lose your furniture parts as well as hardware! Label a Ziploc bag for every piece of furniture and place all the hardware inside. Then tape the bag to the furniture or keep all (labeled!) hardware bags in one easy-access box. This makes certain you can put your furniture back together perfectly when it's time to reassemble in the new residence.
4) Remember to Work with Two or More People
Do not ever move large pieces of furniture on your own. Be sure to have a team of two or more folks to carefully haul as well as maneuver large pieces of furniture, especially through doorways, corners, and slender hallways. Never put yourself, your things, or the house in danger by trying to move heavy 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 someone or perhaps really scrape a wall unless everybody uses great care. Using dollies as well as hand-trucks can be vital to moving large, heavy, and also cumbersome furniture.
6) Wrap Furniture in Blankets for Safe Transport
There are at least two very good rationales to use moving blankets (or perhaps your own supply of spare blankets) to wrap furniture on the move. Moving blankets defend your furniture from being scraped throughout the moving process. Blankets also help decrease the chance of damage to the house as awkward furniture is moved through doorways, corners, and hallways.
Are you prepared to move the awkward furnishings in your household from one house to another? If you do not have the energy or the team, a professional mover in Tulsa can help with furniture disassembly, wrapping and transport, as well as reassembly after you arrive. Call us today to discuss your move!
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