Heavy furniture moving can be challenging and potentially hazardous, but with proper techniques it can be achieved safely and effortlessly.
One of the easiest ways to move heavy furniture is to divide it into pieces that are easier to carry. This might involve taking apart drawers, shelves and legs from your furniture in order to reduce weight.
Moving heavy furniture requires strength and proper lifting techniques, or assistance from friends or neighbors if you don’t feel equipped to manage it alone.
Before beginning lifting, be sure that the area around you is clear of obstructions which could cause you to slip and fall, such as rugs or furniture pieces that could trap you.
Dolly or straps can help make transporting heavy furniture much simpler, by evenly dispersing its weight across both devices for an easier lift without increasing injury risk.
An important tip when lifting is bending from your knees rather than your back; this allows your leg muscles to work effectively while relieving pressure off weaker back muscles.
Breaking Down the Furniture
Reducing the weight of heavy furniture requires breaking it up into smaller pieces; for example, this might involve taking legs off couches and tables, taking cushions and feet off sofas and chairs or taking drawers out from dressers and desks.
By disassembling or completely removing furniture, it can help make it lighter and reduce strain on your back while moving it. However, not all pieces can be disassembled or completely taken apart for transporting, so knowing which options are the most practical should always be your goal. Hiring a moving company may be a good idea.
Furniture sliders may also prove helpful when moving large pieces of furniture through tight spaces. With pads that go under couch legs and table legs, furniture sliders enable smooth and damage-free sliding of couches and tables across floors.
Before loading furniture into your truck, it is also wise to protect it with protective wrapping to avoid slipperiness or scratching during transport and can prove useful if moving stairs are part of the deal.
Moving the Furniture Up or Down Stairs
Moving heavy furniture up or down stairs can be a challenging endeavor that requires extensive planning to ensure safety and prevent any possible damages to stairs, ceilings or walls.
Before attempting to move heavy items up or down stairs, it is wise to measure both your staircase and furniture dimensions to determine whether they will fit and if there is enough space around corners and landings for such movements.
Straight staircases tend to be easier for moving furniture up, while helical and spiral ones present greater challenges. They may be narrower with no landings and require that furniture is turned as you ascend them.
To assist in transporting a heavy piece up or down stairs, use a dolly. Strap the furniture onto it, roll backward towards the stairs and lift each step as necessary.
Moving the Furniture in a Truck
When moving extremely heavy furniture such as sofas and beds, a truck is typically the optimal choice, sometimes even a container. Trucks allow movers to load larger items all at once without shifting or shifting any of it during transit – helping protect both you and the furniture!
Loading heavy furniture first can create space for other things and help make moving easier and more organized. Doing this reduces the chances of heavy objects falling onto lighter ones and causing damage.
Utilize the walls of the truck when possible to secure heavy objects and keep them upright, saving space and allowing more boxes to be stacked onto furniture. This will enable movers to stack more items over the furniture without disrupting their flow of work.
As part of your truck packing strategy, begin by creating an unbroken wall of boxes across the back. Select boxes of similar size and weight capacity so they can easily stack upon one another.