Dallas 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 can be a fairly large undertaking, but one a lot of us can take on. It's not so hard to organize your things into clearly labeled boxes or even to put those cartons gracefully in a spare room. You can handle the dolly and the truck ramp, however when you need to move your heavy household furnishings...what do you do? Some pieces barely even fit through the doorway, how can will you ever load them into the moving van?

The first step is to not panic. That super large oversized chair had to get into your living room somehow, so it’s a safe bet there is a secret to getting it through the door now. Your huge dresser may be awkward, 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 Dallas, we've safely transported the bulky furniture for more than a few families. Let’s provide some thoughts on how professional movers in Dallas utilize disassembly as well as work as a team to load household furnishings safely into the truck - and then unload again!

1) Remove Feet from Bulky Furniture

Have a sofa or oversized chair that won't squeeze through the door? Remove the feet! This not only removes a severe scraping danger, but it also cuts critical inches from large furniture. A lot of furniture feet are screw-in, so it’s easy to put them right back on whenever you arrive at your new residence.

2) Take Apart Anything Can

Furniture that is too large for the door is typically assembled. Not only that, but it’s also designed to be taken apart when it’s time to move or relocate. Look for ways to disassemble the bigger pieces of your furniture or take off pieces that extend from the body of the furniture. Couch sectionals can be taken apart in sections (hence, the name). Vanities and dressers often can have the mirror taken off and wrapped for safety. Coffee tables may have removable legs and workout equipment typically breaks back down into poles and weights.

You could tackle furniture disassembly by yourself or hire a professional moving company in Dallas to provide expert-level furniture disassembly as well as reassembly when you get to the new home.

3) Keep All Hardware Bagged and Labeled

Never lose your furniture small pieces and also hardware! Label a Ziploc bag for every piece of furniture and keep all the hardware safe and sound inside. Then tape the bag to the furniture or place all (labeled!) hardware bags in one easy-access box. This makes certain you can assemble your household furnishings back together correctly when it's time to reassemble in the new house.

4) Always Work with 2+ People

Never move large pieces of furniture by yourself. Always have a team of two or more people to cautiously haul and maneuver heavy household furniture, particularly through doorways, corners, and slim hallways. Do not put yourself, your things, or even the house in danger by trying to move bulky pieces of furniture by yourself.

5) Use the Correct Furniture Moving Equipment

Do not forget your moving equipment. Pieces of furniture are, heavy enough to injure someone or really scuff a wall unless everyone takes care. Making use of dollies as well as hand-trucks can be essential to moving large, heavy, as well as cumbersome pieces of furniture.

6) Wrap Furniture in Blankets for Protection

You will find two very worthwhile rationales to use moving blankets (or perhaps your own stock of spare blankets) to wrap pieces of furniture on the move. Moving blankets safeguard your belongings from being scratched or scuffed over the move. Blankets also help reduce the chance of scrapes or scuffs to the residence as heavy furniture is moved through doors, corners, and hallways.

Are you prepared to move the heavy furniture in your household from one home to another? If you don't have the energy or the team, a professional mover in Dallas could assist with furniture disassembly, wrapping and transport, and also reassembly after you arrive. Contact us today to talk about your move!


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