Furniture Moving 101

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

Will you be 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 area! Of course, there is a lot that you must manage in the meantime - and plenty of work that must be completed. One of the biggest moving chores you will confront is moving household furniture. This is often a heavy, tedious, and time-consuming task, especially if you must do all the heavy lifting yourself.

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

Tip #1: Disassemble What You Can

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 sofa 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 harder on yourself by attemping to lift hefty furniture pieces in their entirety. If you can disassemble them, do so. It will be better for everyone.

Tip #2: Keep tabs on Your Hardware

Once you've disassembled your household furniture, be sure that you keep track of all the hardware needed 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 in order that it will likely be simpler to put them back in their proper 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 wish to hurt your back in the process. If you're moving the furnishings on your own, make sure that you use the appropriate equipment to protect yourself, and whoever is assisting you. A hand truck can be a significant asset when dealing with tall and bulky home furnishings. Needless to say, if you get the help of professional movers in Austin you won't need to worry about utilizing the proper equipment - you can sit back and observe, instead!

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

Without adequate protection, your furniture can certainly get damaged over the move... or perhaps cause damage to other things! Because of this, it is always smart to wrap your household furniture in some type 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 doesn't create a tripping hazard as it's loaded or unloaded.

Tip #5: Move Furniture Gradually and Cautiously

Ideally, every piece of home furniture should make it to the new home without having a great deal of dings, dents, and scratches. As well, you must make sure that your furniture doesn't damage the walls, doorways, or flooring surfaces of either your old house 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 furniture pieces through narrow doors, or over a flight of stairs.

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


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