If you are about to try a DIY move, there are two things, which may scare you away from doing it. While DIY moves are no easy task, we want to encourage you to try it. But if you don’t want to waste time learning different moving techniques and all sorts of moving know-how, you can simply call us! As professional Chicago movers we will always be able to give you a helping hand, and turn your move into an easy-peasy task. Now let’s see what those two things are.
Firstly, you need to know how to pack. That’s a given – most people have no idea how to pack their items properly. If you want to learn more about that, we have plenty of information on the subject. Just go to our news & blogs section to find it.
Secondly, and what is going to be the topic of this article – most people have no idea how to go about moving their furniture. It is more complicated than simply lifting and moving – especially with heavier and bulkier pieces of furniture. So let’s check out some tips on how to go about moving these things.
Tip #1: Determine What Can Be Disassembled – And How!
The first part of the tip is obvious. A lot of people have the idea to go around and see if they can disassemble their coffee table, beds, etc. But here comes the problem – just because something seems disassemble-worthy, doesn’t mean you know HOW to do it. And more importantly, can you put it back together?
Sure, everyone can destroy things. Not everyone can make something out of nothing. So figure out not only if something can be disassembled, but how it is done and then how it is reassembled. IKEA furniture is great precisely because it is easy to approach it from a DIY perspective. But other things can be approached in the same manner as well.
Tip #2: Disassembled Pieces Go Together
This is a quickie – if you have disassembled a piece of furniture, absolutely keep its parts together in a single box and tape it to the whole thing if you need to. Label everything, take picture, whatever you have to do in order to not forget how to put it back together.
Tip #3: Use Proper Protection
I bet you are thinking about protecting the pieces of furniture. But that’s not the only thing you should watch! What about door frames? What about the floor? Make sure you go the extra mile to think not only how to protect your furniture, but the entire place from which you are moving out. This can be done by using thick cardboard pieces, bubble wrap, cushioning, blankets and so on. But preferably, something that you can throw away.
Tip #4: Before You Move – Measure!
Measure big and bulky pieces of furniture before you move them. Otherwise you may find out that they just don’t fit through the doorframe. That is awful if you have no idea how to disassemble them. But it is worse if you get stuck with that piece of furniture halfway through the door and you already damage your frame. So pay attention!
We hope these tips can help you when you are about to move next time around!