Furniture Moving 101

Moving to a new homeBy Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group 

Are you getting ready to move to Dallas? If you are, you probably are excited for something new, and ready to start fresh in a different place! Of course, there is lots you will have to coordinate in the meantime - and plenty of work that must be done. One of the big relocation tasks you'll encounter is moving furniture. This is often a weighty, tedious, and time-consuming task, particularly if you have to do all the hard work yourself.

Fortunately, you always have the option for contacting a reputable moving company in Dallas and enlisting their help. Regardless of the path you take, here are a few essential household furniture moving tips which can help take the tension out of your undertakings:

Tip #1: Take apart What You Are Able

Many pieces of furniture allow you to disassemble them, collapse them, or otherwise "break them down" for moving. For instance, a wood kitchen table may have legs which are connected to the top by removable brackets; a recliner could have feet that you can take off for the journey; and nearly all bed frames could be disassembled for less difficult moving.

The point is, do not make your move more challenging on yourself by struggling to lift weighty home furnishings in their entirety. When you can disassemble them, do so. It will be better for everyone.

Tip #2: Keep Track of Your Hardware

Once you have taken apart the household furniture, it is important to keep tabs on all the hardware necessary to reassemble it! When you've got fasteners, bolts, washers, and various other components of hardware, keep them in a safe place and/or container - for instance, a clear, sealable plastic bag. Label the things you've removed so it shall be easier to put them back in their correct place in the course of re-assembly.

Tip #3: Make use of the Proper Moving Equipment

You need to move your pieces of furniture, however you don't want to break your back in the process. If you are moving the pieces of furniture by yourself, ensure that you use the appropriate equipment to safeguard yourself, and anyone who is helping you. A hand truck generally is a huge tool when handling tall and bulky home furnishings. Of course, when you enlist the aid of professional movers in Dallas you will not have to worry about utilizing the correct equipment - you'll be able to sit back and watch, instead!

Tip #4: Wrap Furniture in Blankets for Protection

Without enough protection, your pieces of furniture can easily get damaged during the move... or cause damage to other things! For this reason, it's always a good idea to wrap your furniture in some sort of protective layer, such as a heavy blanket, or even bubble wrap for smaller items. Make sure that your protective cover is secured by rope, tape, or something else to ensure that it does not result in a tripping hazard as it is loaded or unloaded.

Tip #5: Move Furniture Gradually and Meticulously

Ideally, each piece of furniture ought to make it to your new house without having a lot of dings, nicks, and scuff marks. As well, you should ensure your household furniture isn't going to harm the walls, doorways, or flooring of either your previous house or your new one. It is important to move the furniture gradually and carefully and be especially mindful if you have to steer cumbersome pieces of furniture through narrow entrances, or over a flight of stairs.

Moving furniture can be a tricky, labor-intensive job. However, together with the assistance of professional movers in Dallas it can be done safely, promptly, and smoothly. If you'd like to enroll the assistance of a first-rate moving company to relocate your pieces of furniture, contact our friendly crew at the A-1 Freeman Moving Group today. We would be glad to help you!


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