One of the most difficult jobs when relocating house is moving large items of furniture. You will want to keep your possessions safe, as well as avoid damage to both your old home and your new home.
Whether you’re moving a heavy bed or relocating your dining room table, moving large items of furniture can be a difficult task and must be done safely to avoid damage. Best Removalists Newcastle is here to give you the best advice on how to move your large furniture items.
Remember, if you’re not sure about moving a large item of furniture yourself, you should always call in professional movers. Moving large items of furniture can be dangerous and cause injuries if not done correctly.
On moving day, your mission will be to load your furniture from your old home and unload them into your new home in the fastest and most efficient way possible.
Moving all of your belongings from one location to another can be stressful and time-consuming, so it’s best to have a plan in place for completing the heavy lifting and unloading. Before the day of the move, you should make a list to include what items of furniture need to be moved and what packing materials you will need to wrap them.
If your items of furniture are particularly large, you may want to remove the doors in your home to make space for them to be safely relocated.
Disassemble furniture before the moving day
When it comes to moving large items of furniture, you should always disassemble items that can be easily reassembled such as shelving units and wardrobes. This will make them much easier to load and unload, it will also save you space in the removals truck.
We highly recommend that you dismantle the following items of furniture before the move:
- Bed frames
- Modular sofas
- Shelving units
- Vanity table mirrors
Remove items from cabinets and dressers
You might be considering leaving items in cabinets and dressers to save on space but there are some hidden dangers we want to warn you about.
Not only does keeping items inside your cabinets and dressers make the furniture heavier to lift, it can also pose a threat to those lifting them and increase the likelihood of your furniture getting damaged from bouncing around inside the moving truck. So, before moving day arrives, pack away the content of your cabinets and dressers.
Prepare your home
Every step you take to prepare your home for relocating your furniture will save you time, energy and stress on moving day. You need to successfully organise your home for the moving process to make sure that no accidents happen on the day.
To prepare your home, you should take some precautionary steps to provide adequate protection to prevent any mishaps that could occur while moving furniture:
- Cover floors and carpets
- Use newspaper or a rug to keep dirt off the floor
- Protect door frames with foam padding
- Remove obstacles
Don’t try to save money on packing materials
Furniture is expensive and the last thing you need on moving day is to damage your precious belongings. To make sure your items are relocated to your new home in perfect condition, you should make sure that it’s packaged sufficiently. You can stock up on bubble wrap, blankets and plastic packaging film before moving day to make sure your furniture doesn’t receive scratches or scuffs during the move.
Wear appropriate footwear
Many people get so caught up in the stress of moving heavy items of furniture that they forget to pay attention to themselves.
No one wants to have to take a trip to A&E after dropping furniture on their toe while wearing flip flops, so we advise you to wear close-toed shoes for moving day. You may also be walking more than usual, so choose comfortable shoes or boots that you know you can wear for the duration of the move.
Ask friends to help
Never attempt to lift large items of furniture by yourself. If you are not hiring professional movers to help you with the heavy lifting, contact some friends to help you carry the furniture out of your home and onto the truck. Don’t forget to inform your helpers that you need them to move heavy furniture so that they can prepare accordingly.
Try to give your friends as much notice as possible so that they have time to arrange their schedule around the move. This is also the case if you intend on using a friend’s car or truck for the move.
Make sure you have nearby parking
Make sure you can secure a parking space near the entrance to your home so you can easily pack your heavy furniture. The last thing you want to do on moving day is lug heavy furniture for longer distances than necessary. You should also check to see if there are any time limitations on parking. Moving home is already stressful enough without getting issued with a parking fine.
Hire a professional moving service in Newcastle and Lake Macquarie
Whether you need help packing your belongings, or transporting furniture on moving day, Best Removalists Newcastle offers the affordable, moving services you’re looking for. Our professional removal team has years of experience to move your large items of furniture to your new home safely.
For a free quote or to learn more about how we move your large items of furniture, contact us today at 0450 229 161.