People usually care a lot about moving our electronics, such as huge flat screen TVs, computers, monitors, and so on, but they rarely give thought to the rest of the furniture. A lot of them disregard the fact that some pieces of furniture may actually need a bit more attention and care, then you’d think.
Today we will give you some tips, so you don’t end up with broken stuff during your move. But in any case, you should be careful and if you aren’t sure that you can handle it, just call the professional. We from H2H Movers will always be happy to help. But let’s get to the tips.
Tip #1: Start With Wrapping and Padding
Your best bet is to ensure that your furniture is nicely wrapped. You can also use padding, such as different kinds of foam or felt, so that you will completely minimize the damage that can occur due to bumps and scrapes.
And don’t think that metal furniture don’t need padding. They do, because they can scratch other surfaces. So there’s a two-fold benefit to padding.
Tip #2: Disassemble What You Can
For some furniture it is possible to disassemble them. However, there are some neat tricks here as well. Firstly, if you don’t have any instructions, make sure you film yourself doing the disassembly, so you can reassemble the piece back.
Additionally, you can look online for ways to properly disassemble the furniture you have. If there is no information, you may not want to go for that tip.
Tip #3: Don’t Push It
If your furniture cannot be disassembled, but also can’t fit through the door, please, don’t push it! Instead try pivoting and rotating it. If it is truly impossible to get it going through your door, you can try removing the door from the hinges. Some door frames even allow to be partially disassembled precisely for that reason.
Whatever you do, just don’t force your furniture through the doorway if you don’t want to damage it (and/or your doorframe).
Tip #4: Coordinate!
Of course, it goes without saying that you shouldn’t try to move fragile furniture by yourself. But even when you get your friends, there are things you have to do. Firstly, analyze the piece of furniture. Think about how you’d move it before you actually go ahead with the move.
Don’t try to wing it. And always establish who’s going to be calling the movements. Having good coordination with your friends is key to keep your furniture intact.
Moving fragile pieces of furniture can be a daunting task. And you definitely don’t want to hear the *crack* sound. So if you aren’t confident you can do it with some friends, just call professionals.