Furniture Moving 101

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

Are you currently planning to move to El Paso? If you are, no doubt you are excited for something different, and ready to start off fresh in a new location! Naturally, there is a lot that you must organize in the meantime - and plenty of work that must be carried out. One of the big relocation chores you'll encounter is moving pieces of furniture. This is often a hefty, tiresome, and time-consuming task, notably if you must do all the heavy lifting on your own.
 

Fortunately, you always have the option of reaching out to a reliable moving company in El Paso and getting their help. Regardless of the path you take, here are some simple furniture moving tips which can help take the anxiety out of your endeavors:

Tip #1: Disassemble What You Are Able

A lot of furniture pieces allow you to disassemble them, collapse them, or otherwise "break them down" for moving. For example, a wood dining room table could have legs which are coupled to the top by removable brackets; a sofa may have feet that you may take off for the journey; and nearly all bed frames may be taken apart for simpler moving.

The point is, do not make your move more challenging on yourself by struggling to lift heavy furniture pieces in their entirety. When you can disassemble them, do so. It will likely be much better for everyone.

Tip #2: Keep tabs on Your Hardware

Once you have disassembled the furniture, be sure that you keep track of all the hardware necessary to reassemble it! If you have fasteners, bolts, washers, and various other components of hardware, place them in a safe place and/or container - for example, a clear, sealable plastic bag. Label the pieces you've removed in order that it will be easier to put them back in their right position during re-assembly.

Tip #3: Utilize the Proper Moving Equipment

You want to move your furniture, however you don't wish to hurt your back in the act. Should you be moving the furnishings on your own, make sure that you utilize the correct equipment to safeguard yourself, and whoever is helping you. A hand truck generally is a huge tool when managing tall and cumbersome furniture pieces. Keep in mind, when you enlist the aid of professional movers in El Paso you will not have to worry about using the proper equipment - you are able to sit back and observe, instead!

Tip #4: Wrap Household furniture in Blankets for Protection

Without adequate protection, your furniture can easily become damaged throughout the move... or even cause damage to other items! Because of this, it's always a good idea to wrap your pieces of furniture in some type of protective layer, such as a thick blanket, or even bubble wrap for smaller items. Be sure that your protective cover is secured by rope, tape, or something else to ensure that it doesn't create a tripping hazard as it's loaded or unloaded.

Tip #5: Move Furniture Slowly and Meticulously

Ideally, each piece of home furniture should make it to the new residence without having a great deal of dings, nicks, and scratches. At the same time, you want to make sure that your household furniture doesn't ruin the walls, doorways, or floors of either your previous house or your new one. It is important to move the household furniture gradually and mindfully and be specifically watchful if you have to manage heavy furnishings through narrow entrances, or over a flight of stairs.

Moving furniture may be a demanding, labor-intensive job. However, together with the help of professional movers in El Paso it can be carried out properly, swiftly, and smoothly. If you want to enlist the assistance of a first-rate moving company to move your pieces of furniture, contact the friendly crew at the A-1 Freeman Moving Group today. We would be happy to help you!

 

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