Do you want to relocate your home or business? You will agree with me that your greatest worry is how to move those heavy and expensive furniture. But don’t worry. Some companies that offer these services. They often have machines and technologies that make this work easy and safe. If you have to do it yourself, there are tips that you can follow to ensure no damage.
Empty the contents
Do not move furniture with drawers or that hold contents while they are still loaded. It can cause accidents that can damage the items or harm you. Loss of valuable items can also be a result. Take ample time to offload them and arrange the items well in carry boxes and label them. Offloading will also make the furniture light for moving.
Lock all the furniture doors
If they have doors and drawers, lock them well if possible with a key. Do not leave them open as they can cause a lot of damage if they flip open during the process. A tape can also be used to fasten them.
Use sliding bars
Improvise by using round bars underneath the heavy furniture is an excellent idea to make work easier. Your back is precious. Protect it. Do not opt to lift. If carefully used, they can make the job very easy as physics advises. Trying to lift can also cause damage to the furniture if they slip off the hands.
Pushing or pulling
Yes. Please push or pull. This is one of the easiest and commonly used methods to move heavy furniture. Pulling can be easier than pushing and safer as you have better control of where you are directing the item. However, if the furniture is not easily moving, try to use another method. This is also applicable of smooth flat floors.
Do not force through doors
Do not try this at home. Forcing furniture through the door is a triple mistake. One, your furniture gets damaged. Two, the door frames gets damaged and three, it is a waste of time. Therefore, consider another option like using a different route in the house.
Dismantle if possible
If it is possible to dismantle some heavy furniture and assemble back later, do not hesitate. It is very easy to move furniture in pieces than whole. This will minimize the stress and level of damage to the item to a greater level. Care should be taken to ensure the assembling procedure is well known or no parts miss.