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.
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.
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.
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.
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.