El Paso Moving Blog - Tips, Tricks, and Insider Info
March 17, 2022

Furniture Moving 101

Moving to a new homeBy Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group 

Will you be getting ready to move to El Paso? If that's the case, no doubt you are excited for a change, and ready to start out fresh in a brand new location! Of course, there is a lot you will have to organize meanwhile - and plenty of work that must be done. One of the big moving projects you'll encounter is moving pieces of furniture. This may be a heavy, tiresome, and time-consuming job, particularly if you have to do all the heavy lifting yourself.

Luckily, you always have the option for contacting a trustworthy moving company in El Paso and enlisting their help. No matter the route you take, here are some basic household furniture moving tips which will help take the stress out of your undertakings:

Tip #1: Take apart Whatever You Can

Quite a few furniture pieces allow you to disassemble them, fold them, or otherwise "break them down" for moving. Such as, a wood dining room table could have legs which are attached to the top by removable brackets; a recliner could have feet that you can take off for the journey; and almost all bed frames can be taken apart for simpler moving.

The idea is, do not make your move more challenging on yourself by struggling to lift hefty pieces of furniture in their entirety. If you're able to disassemble them, do so. It will likely be much better for everybody.

Tip #2: Keep Track of Your Hardware

Once you've disassembled your household furniture, make sure that you keep tabs on all the hardware necessary to reassemble it! When you have screws, bolts, washers, and other pieces of hardware, place them in a safe place and/or container - such as, a clear, sealable plastic bag. Label the parts you've removed so it shall be simpler to put them back in their proper place in the course of re-assembly.

Tip #3: Use the Correct Moving Equipment

You want to move your pieces of furniture, but you wouldn't like to break your back in the process. If you are moving the furnishings by yourself, ensure that you utilize the appropriate equipment to protect yourself, and whoever is helping you. A hand truck is usually a significant tool when dealing with tall and bulky home furnishings. Keep in mind, when you get the assistance of professional movers in El Paso you will not need to worry about utilizing the proper equipment - you are able to sit back and watch, instead!

Tip #4: Wrap Household furniture in Blankets for Protection

Without adequate protection, your pieces of furniture may easily get damaged during the move... or even cause damage to other items! For that reason, it really is recommended that you wrap your pieces of furniture in some kind of protective layer, like a heavy blanket, or perhaps bubble wrap for smaller things. Ensure your protective covering is secured by rope, tape, or something else so it will not cause a tripping hazard as it is loaded or unloaded.

Tip #5: Move Furniture Gradually and Cautiously

Ideally, each piece of household furniture should make it to the new house without having a lot of dings, nicks, and scuff marks. As well, you want to be sure that your household furniture does not damage the walls, doorways, or flooring surfaces of either your previous house or your new one. Ensure that you move your household furniture little by little and mindfully and be specifically careful if you must maneuver large furniture pieces through narrow entrances, or over a flight of stairs.

Moving furniture may be a demanding, labor-intensive task. Even so, together with the aid of professional movers in El Paso it can be done safely, swiftly, and smoothly. If you'd like to enlist the assistance of a first-rate moving company to relocate your home furnishings, reach out to the friendly staff at the A-1 Freeman Moving Group today. We would be very honored to help you!


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The Mickelson Family
The Mickelson Family
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Very pleased with the overall respect and care the men gave to my possessions. Even mailing me very quickly the only thing lost in transit. Would recommend to anyone needing a long distant move.
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