Moving is stressful enough without having to worry about the specific problems that come with transporting oversized furniture. Luckily you can head off troubles on moving day with these useful tips to help you get prepared!
Tip #1: Assess Your New Home
The first thing you need to know is whether or not you can even get your large furniture into your new home. Measure all doorways or potential entry points inside your new home. Also make sure to get the height and width of any elevator, stairway or hallway along the way and make note of any tight corners and measure them if you think they’ll be a problem.
Tip #2: Measure Your Furniture
The next thing you’ll need is the measurements of your furniture. Take measurements that include height, depth, width and diagonal measurements of height and depth. Once you compare all your measurements, you’ll avoid the headache of trying to move in items that just won’t fit.
Tip #3: Get Some Help
Moving large furniture can take a lot of manpower. And it’s definitely not worth hurting yourself! So, make sure to recruit enough help. You’ll need at least two extra people to help with larger items, though remember that many hands make light work. Your helpers may also be willing to help you with any disassembly of larger furniture which will make the move much easier for everyone.
Tip #4: Get It Done
Now comes the hard part of actually getting your larger items into your home. Prior research can help a lot as there are lots of useful tips about specific angles for getting furniture through doorways and around corners. Paying attention to the angles and being able to change them as you go can make a critical difference and cut down on stress and exertion.
Sometimes if you just need a couple of inches more for soft furniture like couches, you can just squeeze it through by compacting the softer cushioned parts of the furniture. In this case, have your furniture wrapped to prevent damage and always be mindful of where your fingers are. Remember that removing a door can sometimes give just enough extra clearance to make all the difference, so don’t leave that toolbox at home or pack it away.
Tip #5: Ask a Professional
Professional movers like the team here at All Points Moving & Storage do these types of maneuvers every day. So, if you’re in a jam or just want to avoid the headache all together, give us a call today at 866-421-9490 to get started!