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

Furniture Moving 101

Getting Ready for a MoveBy Julie DeLong, Oil Capitol Relocation 

Getting everything ready to move can be a fairly large undertaking, but one most of us can take on. It is not crazy difficult to organize your stuff into neatly labeled cartons or to place those cartons gracefully in each room. You can handle the dolly and also the truck ramp, but when it comes to your heavy pieces of furniture...what can you do? Some pieces barely even fit through the doorway, how are you supposed to load them into the moving truck?

The first thing is to not panic. That giant couch got into your living 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 truck. As a professional moving company in Little Rock, we have moved the extra large furniture for more than a few families. Let us give a few thoughts on how professional movers in Little Rock use disassembly and teamwork to load furniture safely into the moving truck - and then unload again!

1) Take off Feet from Large Furniture

Have a couch or perhaps recliner that will not wedge through the door? Take off the feet! This not only takes away a serious scraping hazard, but it also removes important inches from bulky furniture. Most furniture feet are screw-in, so you can put them right back on whenever you arrive at your destination.

2) Take Apart Anything Can

Furniture that is too large for the door is typically assembled. Not just that, but it’s also intended to disassemble when it’s time to move or redecorate. Look for ways to take apart the bigger pieces of your furniture or disassemble parts which extend from 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 down and wrapped for safety. Coffee tables might have removable legs and workout equipment typically breaks back down into poles and weights.

You could tackle furniture disassembly for yourself or perhaps find a professional moving company in Little Rock to provide expert-level furniture disassembly and also reassembly after you arrive to the new residence.

3) Keep All Hardware Bagged and Labeled

Don't lose your furniture small parts and also 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 place all (labeled!) hardware bags in the same easy-access box. This makes sure you can assemble your items back together correctly when it's time to reassemble in the new home.

4) Remember to Work with 2+ People

Don’t move large and bulky pieces of furniture alone. Always have a team of two or more able-bodied people to cautiously haul as well as maneuver big furniture, especially through doorways, corners, and narrow hallways. Never put yourself, your belongings, or the residence in danger by attempting to move big pieces of furniture by yourself.

5) Use the Proper Furniture Moving Equipment

Do not forget your moving equipment. Household furnishings are, heavy enough to hurt someone or even really dent a wall unless everyone takes care. Utilizing dollies and hand-trucks can be vital to moving large, heavy, as well as bulky furniture.

6) Wrap Furniture in Blankets for Safety

There are at least two very good rationales for making use of moving blankets (or your own stock of spare blankets) to wrap furniture on the move. Moving blankets safeguard your furniture from being scuffed in the process of moving. Blankets additionally help reduce the chance of damage to the residence as bulky furniture is moved through doors, corners, and also hallways.

Are you ready to move the bulky pieces of furniture in your household from one residence to another? If you do not have the energy or the team, a professional mover in Little Rock can assist with furniture disassembly, wrapping and transport, and also reassembly after you arrive. Give us a call today to discuss your move!


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