Moving can be one of the most exciting things you do in your life, it can also be one of the most stressful. You’re packing up your life into boxes and transitioning to a new phase of your life. Even if the reason for your move is a good one, you should still expect some level of stress.
One of the most difficult parts of a move is moving large furniture. It’s heavy and unwieldy, and it can be enough to make you throw up your hands and buy new furniture altogether. If you follow these tips, however, you can keep your furniture and have a less stressful move!
1. Find Help
The first thing you should when you plan your move is to enlist the help of a few friends or family members to help you out with the heavy lifting. Being independent is great and all, but moving large furniture on your own puts you at risk of a major injury and it can damage your furniture.
You also don’t want to plan on doing everything yourself and then find out that you can’t and have to call people last-minute. People are much more willing to help you out when they have advance notice. If you’re having a hard time recruiting people, offer them pay or dinner, everyone loves free food!
2. Get a Dolly
What do you do when you have a large bookshelf that weighs so much you can hardly get it off the ground? You get a dolly, of course!
Professional movers use tools like dollies to make the move faster and safer. They come in a wide variety of sizes, so you can even use them for your fridge or washing machine. Once the item is on the dolly, you just roll it away to its next location without having to worry about straining your back.
3. Use the L Method
Sometimes, when you move, you find yourself perplexed over how you’re going to get a massive couch out of a standard-size door. If it got in your home, it can get out of your home. It just takes a little know-how.
Start by checking the couch for feet or legs. Most are removable, which will make your couch narrower and less likely to damage the walls and doorways.
Then, use the L method by turning the sofa or chair on its side and carefully rotating it out of the doorway, long end first.
Planning on Moving Large Furniture?
Moving large furniture is not anyone’s idea of fun (unless you’re a professional bodybuilder). Getting one or more people to help you and a dolly can help reduce everyone’s stress level and their risk of injury. If you have a truly difficult piece of furniture to move, consider hiring a moving company to save yourself the work.
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