Furniture Moving 101
By Julie DeLong, Oil Capitol Relocation
The first thing is don't panic. That giant oversized chair had to get into your family room somehow, so chances are there's a way to fit it through the door now. Your giant dresser may be heavy, but there are steps you can take to get any furniture in your residence packed and secured in the moving van. As a professional moving company in Tulsa and Oklahoma City, we've moved the extra large furniture for more than a few families. Here we provide a few thoughts on how professional movers in Tulsa and Oklahoma City utilize disassembly and work as a team to load pieces of furniture safely into the moving truck - and then unload again!
1) Remove Feet from Big Furniture
Have a sofa or oversized chair which won't fit through the door? Remove the feet! This not only removes a significant scraping danger, but it also cuts precious inches from bulky furniture. Lots of furniture feet are screw-in, so you can put them right back on when you get to your destination.
2) Disassemble Whatever Can
Furniture that is too big for the doorway is typically assembled. Not just that, but it’s also intended to be taken apart when it’s time to move or redecorate. Look for ways to take apart the larger household furnishings or take off parts that extend off the body of the furniture. Couch sectionals most always are in sections (hence, the name). Vanities and also dressers usually can have the mirror taken off and wrapped for safety. Coffee tables might have removable legs and workout equipment normally breaks back down into poles and weights.
You could tackle furniture disassembly for yourself or even work with a professional moving company in Tulsa and Oklahoma City who will provide expert-level furniture disassembly and reassembly once you arrive to the new home.
3) Keep All Hardware Bagged and Labeled
Don't lose your furniture small pieces as well as hardware! Label a Ziploc bag for each piece of furniture and put all the hardware inside. Then tape the bag to the furniture or put all (labeled!) hardware bags in one easy-access box. This makes sure you can assemble your items back together the right way when it's time to reassemble in the new home.
4) Remember to Work with Two or More People
Don’t move large household furnishings alone. Always have a team of two or more able-bodied people to gently haul and maneuver big furniture, particularly through doorways, corners, and slender hallways. Do not put yourself, your belongings, or the house in danger by attempting to move heavy pieces of furniture by yourself.
5) Use the Right Furniture Moving Equipment
Don't neglect your moving equipment. Pieces of furniture are, heavy enough to injure someone or really scrape a wall unless everyone takes care. Using dollies and hand-trucks is usually vital to moving large, heavy, as well as bulky furniture.
6) Wrap Furniture in Blankets for Safety
You will find at least two very good justifications to use moving blankets (or your own stock of spare blankets) to wrap furniture on the move. Moving blankets defend your things from being scraped in the process of moving. Blankets also help decrease the chance of scrapes or scuffs to the house as awkward furniture is moved through doorways, corners, as well as hallways.
Are you ready to move the bulky furniture in your household from one home to another? If you don't have the gumption or the team, a professional mover in Tulsa and Oklahoma City will assist with furniture disassembly, wrapping and transport, and reassembly once you arrive. Call us today to discuss your move!
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