25 Clever Tricks for Moving Furniture

Your home furnishings are indeed varied in their sizes and weights. When rearranging them, whether in the same space or to other areas in the same house or even move to a new place, moving furniture, especially the heavy pieces, surprisingly ask you to use not only your muscles but also your head. Check out some of the following smart and hassle-free tips to do so.

 

1. Empty-Out the Furniture

Fully loaded furniture are heavier to move. Therefore, take your time to remove all items stashed inside a dresser or desk. The result is not only lighter pieces, but also no possibility of accidental falling out and breaking things.

Wardrobe will be easier to move if it is empty. In addition, this wardrobe can also be dismantled so that it can be transported in a vehicle.

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Drawers on the cabinet must also be empty during the process of moving things. It aims to lighten the weight when you move this cabinet.

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Kitchen cabinets that have a lot of furniture must be emptied as in the following picture. For your convenience when moving this furniture also so as not to be noisy when experiencing displacement shocks.

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Even multipurpose cabinets that are not used should be cleaned out of existing items. It aims to provide relief when moving goods.

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Storage drawers that contain a lot of valuables must be removed as well. For your safety and comfort when moving things, remove all items in the storage drawer as illustrated.

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2. Wrap the Furniture

In order to avoid any scratches or even damages to the moving furniture, other furniture pieces or doors, covering the furniture with moving blanket, plastic, or stretch film can be a brilliant idea. Meanwhile, a door jamb protector protects the doorway.

You can wrap your entire living room furniture in plastic like in the picture. In addition to keeping furniture safe from things that are not desirable as well as to facilitate the process of moving.

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Wrapping furniture with cardboard so that the items we move are safe from scratches or damage due to collisions with other items.
For small objects or items, you can try wrapping it in a thick enough cloth like in the picture. This is, of course, to make your object undamaged during the transfer process. Especially fragile items.

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Double wrapping. You can wrap it in a thick cloth and then cover it again with plastic wrap. As shown in the picture, this is to provide double protection for your goods.

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A sofa wrapped neatly and securely with fabric upholstery and plastic wrap at the end. This is very good for you to apply for all your goods when going to move goods.
The piano is wrapped in double protection. Including cloth and plastic to wrap the piano. Besides being useful for easy movement, it also keeps your items safe.

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3. Disassemble the Furniture

To get through the doorway, you can make your furniture inches thinner or even lighter by taking some of their parts. For instance, take off the feet, remove the legs, or take all the drawers, knobs, or shelves. It also applies to take back of recliner or disassemble a bed set in advance.

Disassemble the bed table with the proper equipment. Some of these requires special tools to remove nuts and bolts.

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Leather sofa can be disassembled like in the picture to make it easier for you to move it. Also do not forget to wrap it so that the goods remain safe and protected from damage.
Fold the mattress to make it easier to move it. Usually, a large mattress is very troublesome to move. Therefore, folding a mattress like this makes it easy to move.

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Unpacking bed cots. Like other furniture, this bed can also be disassembled with a special tool. This certainly makes it easier for you to move it to a new place.

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4. Slide to Move the Furniture

Instead of lifting, dragging, or carrying, sliding is successfully proven for moving furniture. You may purchase furniture “magic” sliders available in varied sizes and shapes. Some insanely creative hacks can be hard plastic sliders (plastic container lids or Frisbees) for carpeted flooring. Meanwhile, soft, cushioned sliders (towels, moving blankets, bedspreads, rags or remnants) are for hard flooring.

Large pipes can you put under large items that will be moved. Then, tie a rope-like in the picture to pull it. This, of course, can make it easier for you to move very large items though.

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Put a small plate at each bottom end of the foundation of your table. This aims to make it easier for you to move items by sliding them. It does not damage your furniture or carpet too.

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Blankets to move your furniture by sliding. Simply place the blanket under your furniture, then pull the blanket carefully. Furniture will be interested and move according to your wishes.

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The easiest of all. Simply push with your energy the furniture that you will move. It would be better if the furniture you are going to push is on the floor.

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5. Land the Furniture

Determine the space or area where to put the furniture, especially when you’re moving to a new house you may draw a floor plan. Thus, you will be more certain in moving all the furnishings. It is also helpful when there are people who help you to relocate them.

It took two people to lift a sofa bed that was big enough. To make it easier to move, it’s better to tilt it a little as shown in the picture.
If the item you are moving is quite one-sided. So, it’s better to tilt it slightly to a heavier position. This aims to make the goods carried easier to move.
Plain your furniture when moving it. Especially, if you pass a door that is narrow enough like in the picture, then it’s better to position yourself properly when moving it.
Tips for moving things to avoid being too heavy is with the help of others. Hold the edge of the side of the furniture to be moved as shown in the picture.

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Face to face when lifting an item to be moved is a good idea. This certainly can make it easier for you to move things, not only that but will also ease the burden.
Use your two hands when moving things that might be too heavy. For example, the long sofa as seen in the picture. It would be better if you lift with your hands.

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Those are some easy yet smart tips and tricks of moving furniture, if you are not ready or sure enough, you may ask help from others or even from the expert services.

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