Oklahoma City Moving Blog - Tips, Tricks, and Insider Info
March 17, 2022

Furniture Moving 101

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

Are you currently preparing to move to Oklahoma City? If so, no doubt you are excited for something different, and ready to start out fresh in a different location! Naturally, there is a lot you will have to coordinate meanwhile - and a lot of work that ought to be carried out. One of the biggest relocation chores you will face is moving household furniture. This can be a hefty, laborious, and time-consuming job, especially if you must do all the heavy lifting yourself.

Luckily, you have the option of contacting a dependable moving company in Oklahoma City and enlisting their help. No matter what route you take, here are a few fundamental furniture moving tips that will help take the stress out of your efforts:

Tip #1: Take apart What You Are Able

A lot of home furnishings enable you to disassemble them, collapse them, or otherwise "break them down" for moving. For instance, a wooden dining room table might have legs that are coupled to the top by removable brackets; a couch could have feet which you can remove for the journey; and almost all bed frames can be taken apart for less difficult moving.

The idea is, do not make your move more challenging on yourself by trying to lift heavy pieces of furniture in their entirety. If you're able to disassemble them, do so. It'll be better for all.

Tip #2: Keep Track of Your Hardware

Once you've taken apart the household furniture, be sure that you keep an eye on all the hardware needed to reassemble it! When you've got screws, bolts, washers, and various other pieces of hardware, keep them in a safe place and/or container - for example, a clear, sealable plastic bag. Label the things you have removed so it will be simpler to put them back in their right place during re-assembly.

Tip #3: Use the Right Moving Equipment

You need to move your pieces of furniture, however you don't want to break your back in the act. Should you be moving the furnishings by yourself, ensure that you utilize the appropriate equipment to safeguard yourself, and whoever is assisting you. A hand truck can be a significant tool when dealing with tall and cumbersome furniture pieces. Needless to say, when you enlist the aid of professional movers in Oklahoma City you will not need to panic about utilizing 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 pieces of furniture can certainly become damaged over the move... or cause damage to other items! For this reason, it's always recommended that you wrap your household furniture in some type of protective layer, like a heavy blanket, or perhaps bubble wrap for smaller things. Be sure that your protective covering is secured by rope, tape, or something else so that it does not create a tripping hazard as it is loaded or unloaded.

Tip #5: Move Furniture Slowly and Cautiously

Ideally, every piece of furniture should make it to the new house without having a bunch of dings, dents, and scuff marks. At the same time, you want to be sure that your household furniture does not ruin the walls, doorways, or flooring of either your previous home or your new one. It is important to move your pieces of furniture little by little and mindfully and be particularly watchful if you have to steer bulky furniture pieces through narrow doors, or over a flight of stairs.

Moving household furniture may be a demanding, labor-intensive activity. However, together with the aid of professional movers in Oklahoma City it can be done correctly, swiftly, and efficiently. If you want to get the aid of a first-rate moving company to relocate your pieces of furniture, find the friendly team at the A-1 Freeman Moving Group today. We would be happy 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 distant move.
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