Furniture Moving 101

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

Have you been getting ready to move to Oklahoma City? If you are, no doubt you are excited for something new, and ready to start off fresh in a different place! Of course, there is lots that you have to coordinate meanwhile - and a lot of work that must be done. One of the biggest relocation tasks you will confront is moving household furniture. This may be a heavy, tedious, and time-consuming task, particularly if you have to do all the hard work by yourself.
 

Luckily, you always have a choice of contacting a dependable moving company in Oklahoma City and getting their help. No matter the route you take, here are a few basic household furniture moving tips which will help take the worry out of your undertakings:

Tip #1: Take apart What You Are Able

A lot of home furnishings allow you to disassemble them, fold them, or otherwise "break them down" for moving. For example, a wooden table might have legs that are coupled to the top by detachable brackets; a sofa might have feet that you can take off for the journey; and just about all bed frames could be taken apart for easier moving.

The idea is, do not make your move more challenging on yourself by attemping to lift weighty pieces of furniture in their entirety. When you can disassemble them, do so. It'll be better for all.

Tip #2: Keep Track of Your Hardware

Once you have disassembled your furniture, be sure that you keep track of all the hardware required to reassemble it! Should you have screws, bolts, washers, and various pieces of hardware, place them in a safe place and/or container - such as, a clear, sealable plastic bag. Label the things you have removed in order that it will be easier to put them back in their right spot at the time of re-assembly.

Tip #3: Use the Proper Moving Equipment

You intend to move your pieces of furniture, however you don't want to hurt your back in the process. Should you be moving the furnishings by yourself, be sure that you use the appropriate equipment to protect yourself, and anyone who is assisting you. A hand truck is usually a tremendous tool when handling tall and heavy home furnishings. Of course, if you enlist the assistance of professional movers in Oklahoma City you will not have to worry about utilizing the proper equipment - you are able to sit back and observe, instead!

Tip #4: Wrap Household furniture in Blankets for Protection

Without ample protection, your furniture can easily get damaged throughout the move... or even cause damage to other things! For this reason, it certainly is a good idea to wrap your furniture in some kind of protective layer, like a thick 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 will not cause a tripping hazard as it is loaded or unloaded.

Tip #5: Move Furniture Slowly and Carefully

Ideally, each piece of home furniture needs to make it to your new house without a bunch of dings, nicks, and scratches. As well, you must ensure your pieces of furniture does not damage the walls, doorways, or floors of either your old house or your new one. It is important to move the household furniture slowly and cautiously and be specifically mindful if you have to manage cumbersome pieces of furniture through narrow entrances, or over a flight of stairs.

Moving household furniture is often a challenging, labor-intensive job. However, with the aid of professional movers in Oklahoma City it can be carried out correctly, promptly, and efficiently. Should you want to enroll the help of a first-rate moving company to move your pieces of furniture, reach out to the friendly staff at the A-1 Freeman Moving Group today. We would be very honored to help you!

 

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