Little Rock Moving Blog - Tips, Tricks, and Insider Info
March 17, 2022

Furniture Moving 101

Moving to a new homeBy Julie DeLong, Oil Capitol Relocation 

Will you be getting ready to move to Little Rock? If so, no doubt you are excited for something different, and ready to start out fresh in a brand new location! Naturally, there's a lot that you have to organize for the time being - and lots of work that ought to be carried out. One of the big relocation tasks you may face is moving household furniture. This is often a hefty, laborious, and time-consuming task, particularly if you have to do all the hard work on your own.

Fortunately, you have a choice of contacting a reputable moving company in Little Rock and enlisting their help. Whatever the course you take, here are some simple furniture moving tips that can help take the anxiety out of your undertakings:

Tip #1: Take apart What You Can

Quite a few pieces of furniture enable you to disassemble them, fold them, or otherwise "break them down" for moving. Such as, a wooden kitchen table may have legs which are attached to the top by detachable brackets; a recliner could have feet that you could take off for the journey; and just about all bed frames may be taken apart for less difficult moving.

The idea is, don't make your move more challenging on yourself by attempting to lift hefty furniture pieces in their entirety. If you can disassemble them, do so. It'll be better for everyone.

Tip #2: Keep Track of Your Hardware

Once you've disassembled your furniture, it is important to keep an eye on all the hardware required to reassemble it! Should you have screws, bolts, washers, and various other pieces of hardware, keep them in a safe place and/or container - such as, a clear, sealable plastic bag. Label the parts you have removed so that it shall be easier to put them back in the right spot at the time of re-assembly.

Tip #3: Use the Correct Moving Equipment

You intend to move your pieces of furniture, but you don't wish to break your back along the way. If you're moving the furnishings on your own, be sure that you use the appropriate equipment to safeguard yourself, and whoever is helping you. A hand truck can be a great asset when managing tall and bulky home furnishings. Needless to say, when you get the help of professional movers in Little Rock you won't have to worry about making use of the right equipment - you are able to sit back and observe, instead!

Tip #4: Wrap Pieces of furniture in Blankets for Protection

Without ample protection, your furniture can certainly get damaged throughout the move... or perhaps cause damage to other items! For that reason, it is always smart to wrap your household furniture in some sort of protective layer, such as a heavy blanket, or even bubble wrap for smaller items. Be sure that your protective cover is secured by rope, tape, or something else to ensure that it will not create a tripping hazard as it's loaded or unloaded.

Tip #5: Move Furniture Gradually and Cautiously

Ideally, each piece of household furniture should make it to your new residence without a bunch of dings, nicks, and scuff marks. Concurrently, you want to ensure your furniture isn't going to damage the walls, doorways, or floors of either your previous home or your new one. Ensure that you move your household furniture gradually and cautiously and be particularly cautious whenever you have to manage bulky furniture pieces through narrow doors, or over a flight of stairs.

Moving pieces of furniture may be a demanding, labor-intensive task. However, with the assistance of professional movers in Little Rock it can be carried out properly, promptly, and efficiently. If you'd like to enlist the assistance of a first-rate moving company to move your furniture, contact the friendly staff at the Oil Capitol Relocation today. We would be glad to assist!


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The Mickelson Family
The Mickelson Family
Best. Move. Ever!
Very pleased with the overall respect and care the men gave to my possessions. Even mailing me very quickly the only thing lost in transit. Would recommend to anyone needing a long distance move.
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