Denver Moving Blog - Tips, Tricks, and Insider Info
April 13, 2023

Furniture Moving 101

Getting Ready for a MoveBy Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group 

Preparing to move is a big task, but one many of us can take on. It is not crazy difficult to organize your belongings into concisely labeled cartons or to place those boxes neatly in a spare room. You can deal with the dolly and also the truck ramp, however when you need to move your bulky household furnishings...what can you do? Many pieces barely even fit through the doorway, how can will you ever load them into the moving van?

The first step is don't panic. That huge couch had to get into your family room somehow, so chances are there's a secret to getting it through the doorway now. Your extra large dresser may be ungainly, 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 Denver, we've safely transported the extra large furniture for more than a couple families. Let’s provide some thoughts on how professional movers in Denver utilize disassembly and work together to load furniture safely into the moving van - and then right back out again!

1) Remove Feet from Large Furniture

Have a sofa or armchair that won't fit through the doorway? Take off the feet! This not only removes a significant scraping danger, but it also cuts precious inches from huge furniture. Most furniture feet are screw-in, so it’s easy to put them right back on when you get to your new residence.

2) Disassemble Anything Can

Furniture that is too big for the doorway is most likely assembled. Not just that, but it is also meant to be taken apart when it’s time to move or relocate. Look for ways to take apart the larger furniture items or take off pieces that extend off the body of the furniture. Couch sectionals most always are in sections (hence, the name). Vanities and also dressers commonly can have the mirror taken down and wrapped for safety. Kitchen tables may have removable legs and workout equipment usually breaks back down into poles and weights.

You could tackle furniture disassembly on your own or perhaps work with a professional moving company in Denver who will provide expert-level furniture disassembly as well as reassembly after you arrive to the new house.

3) Keep All Hardware Bagged and Labeled

Don't lose your furniture small pieces as well as hardware! Label a Ziploc bag for every piece of furniture and put all the hardware safe and sound inside. Then tape the bag to the furniture or keep all (labeled!) hardware bags in the same easy-access box. This makes certain you can assemble your household furnishings back together perfectly when it's time to reassemble in the new house.

4) Remember to Work with 2+ People

Don’t move heavy pieces of furniture by yourself. Always have a team of two or more able-bodied people to gently haul and also maneuver bulky furniture, particularly through doorways, corners, and slim hallways. Never put yourself, your belongings, or the residence in danger by trying to move big pieces of furniture by yourself.

5) Use the Correct Furniture Moving Equipment

Do not neglect your moving equipment. Household furnishings are, heavy enough to injure someone or really scuff a wall unless everybody takes care. Using dollies and also hand-trucks is sometimes vital for moving large, heavy, and also bulky furniture.

6) Wrap Furniture in Blankets for Safety

There’s at least two very good reasons to use moving blankets (or even your own supply of spare blankets) to wrap pieces of furniture on the move. Moving blankets protect your things from being scuffed in the process of moving. Blankets additionally help lessen the chance of scrapes or scuffs to the residence as heavy furniture is moved through doors, corners, as well as hallways.

Are you prepared to move the heavy furnishings in your household from one residence to another? When you don't have the energy or the team, a professional mover in Denver can help you take care of furniture disassembly, wrapping and transport, and also reassembly after you arrive. Call us today to discuss your move!


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