Furniture Moving 101

Moving to a new homeBy Julie DeLong, Oil Capitol Relocation 

Are you planning to move to Tulsa & Oklahoma City? If you are, you probably are excited for a change, and ready to start fresh in a new area! Of course, there's a lot you will have to organize in the meantime - and a lot of work that must be done. One of the big relocation tasks you may encounter is moving household furniture. This can be a heavy, laborious, and time-consuming job, notably if you have to do all the heavy lifting on your own.
 

Luckily, you always have a choice of calling a trustworthy moving company in Tulsa & Oklahoma City and enlisting their help. No matter what course you take, here are some basic household furniture moving tips that will help take the stress out of your undertakings:

Tip #1: Disassemble Whatever You Can

A lot of pieces of furniture enable you to disassemble them, collapse them, or otherwise "break them down" for moving. For example, a wooden table could have legs which are attached to the top by removable brackets; a recliner may have feet that you can take off for the journey; and just about all bed frames may be taken apart for less difficult moving.

Generally, do not make your move more difficult on yourself by attempting to lift substantial pieces of furniture in their entirety. If you can disassemble them, do so. It will likely be much better for all.

Tip #2: Keep Track of Your Hardware

Once you've taken apart the furniture, be sure that you keep an eye on all the hardware required to reassemble it! If you have fasteners, bolts, washers, and various other pieces of hardware, store them in a safe place and/or container - such as, a clear, sealable plastic bag. Label the pieces you've removed so that it shall be simpler to put them back in the right position in the course of re-assembly.

Tip #3: Use the Right Moving Equipment

You intend to move your furniture, but you don't wish to hurt your back in the process. Should you be moving the furniture on your own, make sure that you make use of the right equipment to safeguard yourself, and whoever is assisting you. A hand truck is usually a great asset when handling tall and cumbersome home furnishings. Needless to say, when you get the assistance of professional movers in Tulsa & Oklahoma City you will not need to worry about using the correct equipment - you'll be able to sit back and watch, instead!

Tip #4: Wrap Furniture in Blankets for Protection

Without enough protection, your furniture can certainly become damaged throughout the move... or perhaps cause damage to other items! For this reason, it is always smart to wrap your household furniture in some type of protective layer, such as a thick blanket, or even bubble wrap for smaller items. Be sure that your protective covering is secured by rope, tape, or something else so that it will not cause a tripping hazard as it is loaded or unloaded.

Tip #5: Move Furniture Slowly and Meticulously

Ideally, each piece of furniture should make it to the new house without having a bunch of dings, dents, and scratches. At the same time, you must be sure that your household furniture isn't going to damage the walls, doorways, or floors of either your old home or your new one. Ensure that you move your household furniture slowly and cautiously and be especially cautious when you must manage heavy pieces of furniture through narrow doors, or over a flight of stairs.

Moving furniture may be a challenging, labor-intensive activity. Even so, using the aid of professional movers in Tulsa & Oklahoma City it can be carried out correctly, swiftly, and efficiently. If you'd like to get the aid of a first-rate moving company to move your household furniture, find our friendly team at the Oil Capitol Relocation today. We would be very honored to help you!

 

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