Even if you are not moving to a different apartment, you may still want to move some furniture around. That’s natural – as humans we enjoy a bit of change every once in a while.
It is no surprise then that rearranging furniture is too in the expertise of movers, including ours. The truth is that many pieces of furniture are just too heavy. Massive beds, large electronics, wardrobes, you know the stuff. And if you want to move these by yourself, you may end up in a bad place.
There is a reason why professionals take care of such tasks. They are hard, you need to know what you are doing and there’s always the risk of injury. So if you need professional Chicago movers you know who to call.
But we know that some of you are adventurous and when you hear something isn’t easy, you are more inclined to do it. So we will give you something about how to move your furniture around, and even how to move them to a new place.
Tip #1: Disassemble What You Can and If You Can
If you can disassemble the furniture, do it. Really, this seems like a no-brainer, but so many people forget that a lot of furniture is made to be assembled and disassembled. But only do that if you know what you are doing and how to get the piece back together. Otherwise move to the other point.
Tip #2: Don’t Lift
I bet this caught you unprepared. How are you supposed to move if you don’t lift? Well, that’s simple! Just slide it.
Actually, here’s what you can do. Go get some towels (preferably used) and put them under the footing of your furniture. It’s easier to lift a single foot and slide that towel under it. Just make sure there are no tears in it, because otherwise you may scratch the floor later.
So with the piece of furniture on the towels, you can easily slide around the room. Or if not easy, then easier.
Tip #3: Get As Many People As Possible… And Coordinate
Sometimes you just can’t escape the need to lift something. So get as many people as possible and coordinate with them. Now, don’t take this as a need to have 20 people with you. But 4-6 is plenty.
The problem that arises from having people around is actually figuring out how to distribute the weight of the furniture. Sometimes it’s uneven, sometimes people just can’t care as much. And make sure that none of your friends pulls in the opposite direction – you are going to be in for a bad time.
Moving heavy furniture without professionals is not impossible, but you risk getting injured, or breaking stuff, or both. So if you don’t feel so sure about it, there is no shame in getting someone else to do it. The best thing is to know your limits, and when you reach them, call for help.