Furniture Moving 101

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

Are you currently preparing to move to Austin? If that's the case, no doubt you are excited for a change, and ready to start off fresh in a brand new location! Of course, there is a lot that you have to manage in the meantime - and plenty of work that needs to be completed. One of the biggest moving responsibilities you will confront is moving furniture. This is often a heavy, tiresome, and time-consuming job, especially if you must do all the heavy lifting yourself.
 

Fortunately, you always have the option for contacting a reputable moving company in Austin and getting their help. Whatever the path you take, here are some essential household furniture moving tips which will help take the stress out of your efforts:

Tip #1: Disassemble What You Are Able

Quite a few home furnishings allow you to disassemble them, fold them, or otherwise "break them down" for moving. Such as, a wooden table might have legs that are attached to the top by detachable brackets; a couch might have feet that you can take off for the journey; and nearly all bed frames may be taken apart for simpler moving.

Generally, do not make your move more challenging on yourself by attemping to lift hefty furniture pieces in their entirety. If you're able to disassemble them, do so. It will likely be better for everybody.

Tip #2: Keep tabs on Your Hardware

Once you've disassembled your household furniture, make sure that you keep track of all the hardware required to reassemble it! If you have fasteners, bolts, washers, and other components of hardware, place them in a safe place and/or container - such as, a clear, sealable plastic bag. Label the things you have removed so that it will likely be simpler to put them back in their correct position at the time of re-assembly.

Tip #3: Make use of the Right Moving Equipment

You intend to move your pieces of furniture, but you don't want to hurt your back along the way. If you're moving the furniture by yourself, be sure that you make use of the appropriate equipment to protect yourself, and whoever is assisting you. A hand truck is usually a great asset when managing tall and bulky home furnishings. Of course, if you get the help of professional movers in Austin you won't need to worry about utilizing the proper equipment - you'll be able to sit back and observe, instead!

Tip #4: Wrap Pieces of furniture in Blankets for Protection

Without adequate protection, your furniture can certainly get damaged during the move... or perhaps cause damage to other things! For that reason, it certainly is smart to wrap your furniture in some kind of protective layer, like a heavy blanket, or even bubble wrap for smaller pieces. Be sure that your protective covering is secured by rope, tape, or something else so it does not create a tripping hazard as it's loaded or unloaded.

Tip #5: Move Furniture Gradually and Carefully

Ideally, every piece of home furniture should make it to the new residence without having a great deal of dings, dents, and scratches. As well, you must make sure that your furniture doesn't harm the walls, doorways, or flooring surfaces of either your old home or your new one. It is important to move the pieces of furniture slowly and carefully and be specifically cautious if you have to maneuver cumbersome pieces of furniture through narrow doors, or over a flight of stairs.

Moving household furniture can be a tricky, labor-intensive task. Even so, with the assistance of professional movers in Austin it can be done safely, promptly, and smoothly. If you'd like to get the aid of a first-rate moving company to move your home furnishings, contact our friendly crew at the A-1 Freeman Moving Group today. We would be happy to help you!

 

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