Packing can be a long and laborious process. Commonly, we tend to pack up everything in the room and leave heavy items of furniture for last. It’s important that you move your heavy furniture with care and take safety precautions to avoid any accidents. With many years of experience, our professional movers are experts in moving the heaviest and most awkwardly shaped furniture, but if you’re a DIY’er , you should keep these tips in mind.
Carry Tall Items Properly
A tall dresser, filing cabinet or shelves can be awkward to handle and move, and should be a two-person job. Start by tipping the item of furniture backward at an angle and have one person carry the top while the other carries the bottom. This centers the weight of the item and keeps it from swinging out of control when you least expect it.
Stand Couches on End
Couches tend to be awkward pieces of furniture to maneuver. Many people don’t realize that standing them on their end allows you to navigate them better. When you move a couch this way, the weight is shifted, and you won’t struggle so much to carry it.
Moving and Lifting Straps
Moving and lifting straps, also known as shoulder dollies, take the weight off your back by spreading out the weight of the item you’re moving. They also leave your hands free to maneuver awkward items if needed.
To avoid damaging the flooring in your home, invest in some furniture sliders. These remove a lot of the hard work of lifting. Place the sliders underneath and slide your furniture to your desired location.
Protect Furniture by Wrapping
Some pieces of furniture will require wrapping in order to avoid any marks or scratches. Bubble wrap and plastic wrap are the perfect supplies for this task.
Enlist the help of American Moving and Storage
We’ll do the heavy lifting. Working with a professional mover like American Moving and Storage, you can choose to have some or all of your belongings expertly packed and moved for you. Whether you need to move your home or business across town or across the country, American Moving and Storage’s team of qualified professionals are here to provide you with affordable relocation solutions that meet your specific needs. Contact us at 912-401-0362 for information on how we can assist you.