Oklahoma City 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 is a huge task, but one a lot of us can undertake. It is not so hard to organize your belongings into neatly labeled boxes or even to place those boxes precisely in each room. You can manage the dolly as well as the truck ramp, however what about your heavy household furnishings...what should you do? A few pieces barely even fit through the door, how can will you ever load them into the truck?

The first step is don't panic. That giant couch had to get into your family room somehow, so it’s a safe bet there's a secret to getting it through the door now. Your huge dresser may be heavy, but there are steps you can take to get any furniture in your residence packed and secured in the truck. As a professional moving company in Oklahoma City, we have handled the bulky furniture for more than a couple families. Let’s give some insights on how professional movers in Oklahoma City use disassembly and also work together to load household furnishings safely into the moving truck - and then unload again!

1) Take off Feet from Bulky Furniture

Have a couch or recliner that won't wedge through the door? Take off the feet! This not only eliminates a serious scraping risk, but it also cuts precious inches from huge furniture. Most furniture feet are screw-in, so it’s easy to put them right back on when you arrive at your destination.

2) Take Apart Anything Can

Furniture that is too big for the doorway is typically assembled. Not simply that, but it is also designed to be taken apart when it’s time to move or redecorate. Look for ways to take apart the larger furniture items or remove parts that extend from the body of the furniture. Couch sectionals most always are in sections (hence, the name). Vanities and dressers often can have the mirror taken down and wrapped for safe transit. Coffee tables may have removable legs as well as workout equipment normally breaks back down into poles and weights.

You could tackle furniture disassembly on your own or perhaps find a professional moving company in Oklahoma City who will provide expert-level furniture disassembly as well as reassembly once you get to the new residence.

3) Keep All Hardware Bagged and Labeled

Do not lose your furniture parts as well as hardware! Label a Ziploc bag for each piece of furniture and place all the hardware inside. Then tape the bag to the furniture or place all (labeled!) hardware bags in the same easy-access box. This makes certain you can put your items back together the right way when it is time to reassemble in the new house.

4) Remember to Work with 2+ People

Do not ever move bulky household furnishings on your own. Always have a team of two or more people to cautiously haul and maneuver large household furniture, particularly around doorways, corners, and also slender hallways. Never put yourself, your things, or even the residence at risk by trying to move bulky pieces of furniture by yourself.

5) Use the Right Furniture Moving Equipment

Don't neglect your moving equipment. Pieces of furniture are, heavy enough to hurt somebody or perhaps really scuff a wall unless everybody uses great care. Using dollies as well as hand-trucks is sometimes critical to moving large, heavy, as well as bulky home furnishings.

6) Wrap Furniture in Blankets for Protection

There’s two very good justifications to use moving blankets (or your own stock of spare blankets) to wrap furniture on the move. Moving blankets safeguard your furniture from being scratched in the process of moving. Blankets also help decrease the chance of damage to the house as awkward furniture is moved through doorways, corners, and hallways.

Ready to move the heavy furniture in your household from one house to another? In the event you don't have the gumption or the team, a professional mover in Oklahoma City could help you take care of furniture disassembly, wrapping and transport, as well as reassembly once you arrive. Contact us today to talk about your move!


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