Austin 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 usually a big task, but one many of us can undertake. It is not crazy difficult to organize your things into clearly labeled cartons or even to put those cartons neatly in an out of the way room. You should be able to manage the dolly and also the truck ramp, but what about your big household furnishings...what can you do? Some pieces hardly fit through the door, how in the world are you going to load them into the moving truck?

The first thing is to not panic. That giant couch got into your living room somehow, so chances are there's a secret to getting it through the doorway now. Your huge dresser may be heavy, but there are steps you can take to get any furniture in your house packed and secured in the truck. As a professional moving company in Austin, we have safely transported the bulky furniture for more than a couple families. Let’s provide some insights on how professional movers in Austin utilize disassembly and also teamwork to load pieces of furniture safely into the moving van - and then unload at your new house!

1) Take off Feet from Big Furniture

Have a sofa or oversized chair which will not wedge through the door? Remove the feet! This not only eliminates a severe scraping danger, but it also removes important inches from huge furniture. A lot of furniture feet are screw-in, so it’s easy to put them right back on whenever you arrive at your new residence.

2) Take Apart What You Can

Furniture that is too big for the doorway is most likely assembled. Not only that, but it normally is also meant to be taken apart when it comes time to move or relocate. Look for ways to disassemble the bigger household furnishings or disassemble parts that extend from the body of the furniture. Couch sectionals can be taken apart in sections (hence, the name). Vanities and also dressers often can have the mirror removed and wrapped for safe transit. Coffee tables might have removable legs and workout equipment typically breaks back down into poles and weights.

You might tackle furniture disassembly on your own or perhaps work with a professional moving company in Austin who will provide expert-level furniture disassembly and reassembly once you get to the new home.

3) Keep All Hardware Bagged and Labeled

Do not lose your furniture parts and hardware! Label a Ziploc bag for every piece of furniture and put all the hardware safely inside. Then tape the bag to the furniture or keep all (labeled!) hardware bags in the same easy-access box. This makes sure you can put your furniture back together perfectly when it's time to reassemble in the new house.

4) Always Work with 2+ People

Don’t move heavy furniture by yourself. Be sure to have a team of two or more folks to gently haul and maneuver bulky furniture, particularly through doorways, corners, and narrow hallways. Do not put yourself, your belongings, or even the residence in danger by attempting to move large pieces of furniture by yourself.

5) Use the Right Furniture Moving Equipment

Don't neglect your moving equipment. Furniture is heavy, heavy enough to hurt someone or perhaps really scrape a wall unless everyone takes care. Making use of dollies and also hand-trucks is usually vital for moving large, heavy, as well as cumbersome pieces of furniture.

6) Wrap Furniture in Blankets for Safe Transport

You will find a couple of very decent justifications for using moving blankets (or even your own stock of spare blankets) to wrap pieces of furniture on the move. Moving blankets defend your things from being scraped throughout the moving process. Blankets also help lessen the chance of damage to the home as awkward furniture is moved through doors, corners, and hallways.

Are you ready to move the awkward furnishings in your household from one home to another? When you do not have the gumption or the team, a professional mover in Austin will help you take care of furniture disassembly, wrapping and transport, and also reassembly when you arrive. Call us today to get started on your move!


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