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How To Move Heavy Furniture

How to move heavy furniture?

Moving heavy furniture is not as difficult as people usually thing. By hiring the right professionals to help you and preparing your furniture properly, you will be able to move it without any issue. But, in order o achieve that, there are a couple of things you should be aware of. So, let us go over what you need to do in order to move heavy furniture.

Find movers to help you move heavy furniture

So, you are relocating. Well, great. The first thing you need to do is to find the right movers to help you. When should you start looking? The moment you are done reading this article. There is no such thing as contacting your movers too soon. This is especially true when it comes to preparing for international relocations, as there are many things you will have to take care of. Even more so if you have to move heavy furniture. So, do both yourself and your movers a favor and start looking for them as soon as you realise that you are going to move.

Looking online

The first place you will look for your movers is online. Simply head on to a search engine like Google or Bing, and look for movers that operate in your area. The reason you are looking for local movers is that they will be able to offer you the best service for the least amount of money. This is due to the fact that it costs them less time and fuel to get to you. Ideally, you want to find movers that specialise in heavy furniture moving service. But if that is not the case, don’t worry. Any experienced mover worth their salt should be able to move heavy furniture without any issues.

A mover smiling while driving a truck.
An experienced mover will be your best friend when the time comes to move heavy furniture.

 

Interview

Once you contact your local mover, they will send over a company representative to give you an onsite estimate. You should use that opportunity to talk with the representative and see if the company is reliable. It is hard to overstate how important it is to work with competent and reliable movers. Only by working with incompetent movers will you truly appreciate the worth of experienced, reliable ones. So, trust us when we advise you to do what you can to ensure that the movers you are working with are suitable. A good mover will help you save money by preparing your budget in advance and by organising your move so that it is as efficient and stress-free as possible.

Preparing heavy furniture for relocation

Once you’ve found the right movers, the only thing that remains to do is to prepare your furniture for relocation. Now, you can leave this up to your movers, but there is no reason not to do it yourself. By following a couple of simple steps you can ensure that your furniture is properly disassembled and prepared for relocation. If you do run into any issues, or you do not have enough time to deal with moving preparations, don’t shy away from calling your movers to prepare your furniture for you.

Disassemble

In order to disassemble furniture, you will need to take your time. Odds are that you do not have the right tools, which is why you will first need to inspect your furniture. Get a good idea of how it is composed and what pieces you can safely take off. Then proceed to get the necessary tool and to slowly disassemble your furniture. The more parts there are, the easier it will be to transport your piece.

 

Hammer, screwdriver and other tools required to disassemble and move heavy furniture.
Depending on your furniture, you might need to get different tools.

 

Keep in mind though that not all furniture can be disassembled. Some pieces are made from solid wood, which makes it impossible to take them apart. Others might simply be old. Such pieces can be impossible to disassemble without damaging them. And, if you manage to do so, you might not be able to reassemble them later. So, if you are having a hard time disassembling a piece of furniture, consider calling your movers to aid.

Clean

Once you dismantle your pieces, you should take the opportunity to clean them. Remember to be thorough and to replace any parts of furniture that are damaged due to rust or dirt. Applying some wood polish or other furniture protection substances is also quite smart.

Wrapping and padding

After that, you need to take care of wrapping and padding. If you disassemble your furniture, you need to wrap each piece individually. Depending on how fragile your pieces are, you might need to place padding on them, but this is rarely necessary. If you cannot disassemble your furniture, or you have a large piece remaining after disassembly, you need to make sure that it is protected. Place padding on the edges in order to protect your furniture from physical damage. You want to encase the whole piece in plastic wrap so that there is no chance of moisture damaging it. For smaller pieces, you can use wrapping supplies to prevent moisture. Just make sure that the padding and wrapping are properly taped so that they don’t fall off or slip during transportation.

 

A piece of antique furniture.
Make sure to carefully pad and wrap your furniture in order to move it safely.

 

Moving day preparations

With furniture prepared and your relocation organised, there is not much else for you to do. The only thing remaining is to make sure that your moving day goes as smoothly as possible. Start off by figuring out where your movers need to go in order to get your furniture to the moving van or truck. Then make sure to clear the path so that there is nothing that can cause them to slip and fall. Place any fragile items away from the path, as you want to minimise the potential damage of a mishap. You can even place some cardboard on the path so that the movers have a clear idea of where to go. And, by doing so, you will also protect your carpets and flooring. Just make sure to properly tape down the cardboard so that it doesn’t slip.

 

 

How to move heavy furniture?