Houston Moving Blog - Tips, Tricks, and Insider Info
April 13, 2023

Furniture Moving 101

Getting Ready for a MoveBy Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group 

Getting ready to move is a fairly large project, but one many of us can tackle. It's not so hard to organize your belongings into neatly labeled boxes or even to put those cartons gracefully in an out of the way room. You should be able to manage the dolly as well as the truck ramp, however what about your awkward pieces of furniture...what can you do? Many pieces barely even fit through the doorway, how can will you ever load them into the moving truck?

The first step is to not panic. That huge oversized chair got into your family room somehow, so it’s a safe bet there is a way to fit it through the door now. Your huge dresser may be heavy, but there are steps you can take to get any furniture in your home packed and secured in the moving truck. As a professional moving company in Houston, we have safely transported the bulky furniture for more than a couple families. Let us share some thoughts on how professional movers in Houston utilize disassembly and also work as a team to load furniture safely into the truck - and then right back out again!

1) Take off Feet from Large Furniture

Have a couch or perhaps armchair which won't squeeze through the door? Take off the feet! This not only removes a serious scraping hazard, but it also removes precious inches from large furniture. A lot of furniture feet are screw-in, so you can put them right back on whenever you get to your new residence.

2) Disassemble What You Can

Furniture that is too big for the door is typically assembled. Not just that, but it normally is also meant to be taken apart when it’s time to move or redecorate. Look for ways to disassemble the bigger furniture items or disassemble pieces which extend from the body of the furniture. Couch sectionals can be taken apart in sections (hence, the name). Vanities and also dressers usually can have the mirror removed and wrapped for safety. Coffee tables can have removable legs as well as workout equipment usually breaks back down into poles and weights.

You can tackle furniture disassembly by yourself or work with a professional moving company in Houston who can provide expert-level furniture disassembly and also reassembly when you get to the new home.

3) Keep All Hardware Bagged and Labeled

Do not lose your furniture parts and also hardware! Label a Ziploc bag for every piece of furniture and keep all the hardware inside. Then tape the bag to the furniture or keep all (labeled!) hardware bags in the same easy-access box. This ensures you can assemble your items back together correctly when it is time to reassemble in the new home.

4) Always Work with Two or More People

Don’t move heavy pieces of furniture alone. Be sure to have a team of two or more folks to cautiously haul and also maneuver bulky pieces of furniture, particularly around doorways, corners, as well as slender hallways. Never put yourself, your belongings, or the walls at risk by attempting to move bulky pieces of furniture by yourself.

5) Use the Correct Furniture Moving Equipment

Do not forget your moving equipment. Household furnishings are, heavy enough to hurt somebody or perhaps really scrape a wall unless everybody takes proper precautions. Utilizing dollies and also hand-trucks is usually essential for moving large, heavy, as well as cumbersome pieces of furniture.

6) Wrap Furniture in Blankets for Protection

You will find a couple of very decent justifications to use moving blankets (or your own supply of spare blankets) to wrap pieces of furniture on the move. Moving blankets defend your furniture from being scratched or scuffed over the move. Blankets also help reduce the chance of scrapes or scuffs to the residence as bulky furniture is moved through doorways, corners, as well as hallways.

Are you ready to move the bulky pieces of furniture in your household from one house to another? In the event you do not have the time or the team, a professional mover in Houston can assist with furniture disassembly, wrapping and transport, and reassembly once you arrive. Call us today to talk about your move!


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