Furniture Moving 101

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

Are you currently getting ready 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 area! Naturally, there is a lot that you must coordinate meanwhile - and plenty of work that must be accomplished. One of the big relocation responsibilities you'll face is moving pieces of furniture. This is often a hefty, tiresome, and time-consuming job, notably if you must do all the hard work on your own.

Thankfully, you always have the option of contacting a reliable moving company in El Paso and getting their help. Regardless of the path you take, here are a few simple furniture moving tips which can help take the worry out of your endeavors:

Tip #1: Disassemble What You Are Able

Many pieces of furniture allow you to disassemble them, collapse them, or otherwise "break them down" for moving. For example, a wood dining room table may 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 easier moving.

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

Tip #2: Keep tabs on Your Hardware

After you have disassembled the furniture, be sure that you keep tabs on 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 instance, 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 household furniture, however you don't want to hurt your back in the act. Should you be moving the furnishings on your own, make sure that you utilize the appropriate equipment to safeguard yourself, and whoever is helping you. A hand truck generally is a huge tool when managing tall and bulky 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 Furniture in Blankets for Protection

Without adequate protection, your furniture can certainly become damaged throughout the move... or even cause damage to other items! For that reason, it's always smart to wrap your pieces of furniture in some kind 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 does not 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 flooring of either your previous house or your new one. It is important to move the furniture slowly and mindfully and be specifically watchful if you have to manage heavy furnishings through narrow entrances, or over a flight of stairs.

Moving pieces of furniture may be a demanding, labor-intensive activity. Even so, together with the help of professional movers in El Paso it can be carried out safely, swiftly, and smoothly. If you'd like to get the assistance of a first-rate moving company to move your pieces of furniture, reach out to the friendly crew at the A-1 Freeman Moving Group today. We would be happy to help you!


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