Three Tips To Make Moving Furniture Easier

by Cheryl Dunn

Moving is always a difficult task, but there are some items that are much more difficult to move than others. For example, large pieces of furniture can be both heavy and awkward to pick up. While it is possible to hire professional movers to relocate the furniture, it is important for you to properly prepare the furniture before they arrive. By making the moving task easier for your movers, you can help ensure that these pieces of furniture arrive at your new destination safely.  

Remove The Legs Of The Furniture

One of the most beneficial things you can do when preparing furniture for a move is to remove any parts of it that can be easily disassembled. This will make it easier to fit the pieces of furniture into the moving truck, and this can help expedite your move.

The legs that support your pieces of furniture are often designed to be removable. Usually, they are only held in place with a couple of screws, and by removing these screws, you make it possible to detach the leg from the body of the furniture. 

However, if the legs of the furniture are held in place with a type of glue, there is no way to remove them without causing damage. Therefore, these pieces will have to be moved as a whole. 

Number Any Disassembled Parts Of The Furniture

While disassembling the furniture can drastically reduce the challenges of moving it, a vital step is being able to put the pieces back together when you reach your destination. As a result, it is important for you to label or number each piece of furniture and the screws that were holding it in place. Without this simple step, you may find it is extremely difficult to put the pieces back together, and this can cause you to accidentally ruin some of your favourite items. 

Avoid Cleaning The Furniture Until You Arrive At Your Destination

Some individuals may want to clean their furniture before they move so that it will look pristine when it is unloaded into the home. However, this can be a wasteful mistake. During the move, dust and other particulate matter will likely accumulate on the surface of the pieces of furniture. As a result, you may find yourself cleaning the furniture again when you arrive at your home.

Additionally, cleaning the furniture after it has been moved allows you to carefully examine it for any damage or other problems.

Moving to a new home can be a challenging task, and while professional movers can help reduce your workload, it is important to prepare the furniture for the move. By following these three tips, you can help ensure your moving day goes as smoothly as possible. Talk to your removalist, such as Chris Watkins Furniture Transport, before they arrive to see if there are any other steps they recommend for preparing furniture to be moved.