Furniture Moving 101

Moving to a new homeBy Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group 

Will you be getting ready to move to Tulsa? If so, you probably are excited for something new, and ready to start out fresh in a different place! Needless to say, there's a lot you will have to manage for the time being - and plenty of work that needs to be done. One of the biggest relocation projects you'll confront is moving furniture. This can be a heavy, laborious, and time-consuming task, especially if you have to do all the hard work by yourself.

Fortunately, you have the option for calling a reputable moving company in Tulsa and getting their help. Regardless of the route you take, here are some essential household furniture moving tips that will help take the stress out of your efforts:

Tip #1: Disassemble What You Can

Quite a few home furnishings allow you to disassemble them, collapse them, or otherwise "break them down" for moving. For example, a wood kitchen table could have legs which are coupled to the top by detachable brackets; a sofa might have feet that you could remove for the journey; and almost all bed frames can be taken apart for less difficult moving.

The point is, do not make your move more difficult on yourself by struggling to lift heavy home furnishings in their entirety. When you can disassemble them, do so. It'll be better for everybody.

Tip #2: Keep tabs on Your Hardware

Once you've disassembled the household furniture, make sure that you keep track of all the hardware necessary to reassemble it! When you've got fasteners, bolts, washers, and various pieces of hardware, place them in a safe place and/or container - for example, a clear, sealable plastic bag. Label the pieces you've removed in order that it shall be easier to put them back in the correct position during re-assembly.

Tip #3: Use the Correct Moving Equipment

You want to move your pieces of furniture, but you don't want to hurt your back along the way. Should you be moving the pieces of furniture by yourself, ensure that you utilize the appropriate equipment to safeguard yourself, and whoever is assisting you. A hand truck generally is a tremendous tool when managing tall and cumbersome furniture pieces. Keep in mind, if you get the help of professional movers in Tulsa you will not need to worry about making use of the right equipment - you can sit back and observe, instead!

Tip #4: Wrap Furniture in Blankets for Protection

Without ample protection, your pieces of furniture can easily become damaged throughout the move... or even cause damage to other things! Because of this, it's always a good idea to wrap your pieces of furniture in some kind of protective layer, like a thick blanket, or even bubble wrap for smaller pieces. Ensure your protective cover is secured by rope, tape, or something else so that it will not result in a tripping hazard when it is loaded or unloaded.

Tip #5: Move Furniture Gradually and Cautiously

Ideally, every piece of home furniture should make it to the new house without a great deal of dings, nicks, and scratches. Concurrently, you want to make sure that your household furniture does not damage the walls, doorways, or flooring of either your previous house or your new one. It is important to move the furniture gradually and mindfully and be particularly mindful when you have to steer heavy furniture pieces through narrow doors, or over a flight of stairs.

Moving pieces of furniture can be a challenging, labor-intensive job. However, with the aid of professional movers in Tulsa it can be carried out properly, promptly, and efficiently. If you want to get the assistance of a first-rate moving company to relocate your home furnishings, find the friendly team at the A-1 Freeman Moving Group today. We would be happy to help you!


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