Large or heavy household furniture items such as dining room tables, living room sofas, beds and lounge chairs are designed to make indoor living comfortable, but they can also give homeowners a headache when it is time to move house. As a DIY mover, you might be wondering about how you can ensure easy and damage-free furniture removal when you are moving house. Here are some handy tips you can follow in that regard.
- Pack up small household items first. Imagine having to carry your large or heavy furniture items to the moving vehicle when other things have not yet been packed up. It would be difficult to get the furniture out of the house with other things blocking your way, right? Before paying attention to any large or heavy furniture, you should pack up all small items first and bundle them up in an empty corner of a room. Alternatively, you can simply move all the packed items to a separate room so that only the furniture items are left behind. This will ensure you have an unobstructed exit out of the house when it is time to carry out the furniture for loading onto the moving vehicle.
- Take apart furniture whenever possible. Any large or heavy furniture item that can be dismantled should be stripped into pieces before being carried out of the house. Dismantling furniture makes lifting and moving the whole piece a lot easier because the total weight of the load is divided into smaller loads, and stripped parts can freely pass through interior doors, thus minimising the potential for damage. If you don't know how to take apart a particular furniture item, feel free to consult the owner's manual. It is a smart move to dismantle furniture prior to the day of your move in order to save time.
- Protect furniture from potential damage. As not all large or heavy furniture items can be stripped into pieces, it is important to protect furniture that cannot be dismantled from possible scratches or dents that may occur during your move. You can use pads, plastic wraps, cardboard, and any other types of furniture protection supplies available to you. Focus on protecting the most vulnerable parts, including the edges and feet of your furniture items.
With these tips, you will be able to reduce the hassle of moving large or heavy furniture items and also ensure the furniture is moved to your new house in damage-free condition.