If you are moving, you will find there are many furniture removal companies that can help you with the moving process. However, if you want to save a some money and you aren’t planning on moving far, you can do it yourself. This is a great way to keep an eye on your belongings so nothing gets lost and so you can take care of the details in the way you want. While furniture and household removal can be difficult, there are several tips to consider to help expedite the process, and make it easier on you.
- Measure Everything
Before attempting to move any large item through a corridor, make sure that you have measured both the furniture and the door width. This way, you can determine if the furniture can pass easily, or if you need to reposition the item.
- Empty All Drawers and Closets
Empty all the drawers and closets before moving any furniture. Remove any smaller items and store them in cardboard cartons. When these larger pieces are empty, they are far easier to move and carry.
- Examine The Weight
Before picking up anything, make sure that you know how heavy it is and which end is safer to grab. This way, you can divide the weight in a more effective manner.
- Wrap Delicate Furniture in a Removal Blanket
If you are moving delicate or expensive furniture, it is better to wrap it in a blanket or thick sheet to make sure you won’t scratch or bump the surface during the removal process.
- Disassemble Big Furniture Parts
If you bed is in parts, separate the individual pieces and easily move them one piece at a time. This is also a great way to move other large furniture items, such as sofas.
- Get Professional Advice
If you don’t know how to handle or carry a particular item, it’s better to ask for professional help rather than experimenting by yourself. This can help prevent serious furniture damage during the removal process.
- Lift Safely With Your Arms
Always take care of your back and try lifting heavy items with your arms. Don’t risk a serious injury by attempting to lift and carry something with your back that is too much for your body to bear.
- Use Sliders for Heavy Furniture
You can rent sliders that can be placed under heavy items such as hutches, dressers, dining tables, pianos and refrigerators. The sliders will make these items easier to push, and help prevent any floor damage during the process.
- Use Soap on the Floor Before Sliding
If you want to move something heavy on a cement or marble floor, put some soapy water on the floor first. This will make it a lot easier to move heavy items without friction.
- Use Rollers on Stairs
While moving heavy furniture down stairs of carrying it up stairs, use removal rollers instead of carrying the items on your back. These stair-friendly rollers allow you to simply slide the furniture upwards or downwards.