Little Rock 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 

Getting everything ready to move is a big task, but one many of us can tackle. It is not so hard to organize your belongings into neatly labeled boxes or even to stack those boxes neatly in each room. You likely can manage the dolly and also the truck ramp, however when it comes to your awkward furniture...what do you do? A few pieces hardly fit through the door, how are you supposed to load them into the moving truck?

The first step is don't panic. That giant couch got into your family room somehow, so it’s a safe bet there is a secret to getting it through the door now. Your giant dresser may be awkward, but there are steps you can take to get any furniture in your home packed and secured in the truck. As a professional moving company in Little Rock, we have safely transported the big furniture for more than a couple families. Here we provide a few thoughts on how professional movers in Little Rock use disassembly and also work together to load pieces of furniture safely into the moving van - and then unload again!

1) Remove Feet from Big Furniture

Have a loveseat or perhaps armchair that won't fit through the door? Remove the feet! This not only takes away a significant scraping danger, but it also cuts important inches from bulky furniture. Most furniture feet are screw-in, so it’s easy to put them right back on whenever you arrive at your new home.

2) Take Apart What You Can

Furniture that is too large for the door is most likely assembled. Not just that, but it normally is also meant to be taken apart when it’s time to move or redecorate. Look for ways to take apart the larger pieces of your furniture or remove pieces which extend from the body of the furniture. Couch sectionals most always are in sections (hence, the name). Vanities and also dressers commonly can have the mirror taken down and wrapped for safe transit. Dining room tables might have removable legs and workout equipment usually breaks back down into poles and weights.

You might tackle furniture disassembly for yourself or find a professional moving company in Little Rock who will provide expert-level furniture disassembly and reassembly once you get to the new house.

3) Keep All Hardware Bagged and Labeled

Do not lose your furniture small parts as well as hardware! Label a Ziploc bag for each and every piece of furniture and place all the hardware safely inside. Then tape the bag to the furniture or place all (labeled!) hardware bags in one easy-access box. This makes sure you can put your items back together perfectly when it is time to reassemble in the new residence.

4) Remember to Work with 2+ People

Do not ever move large household furnishings alone. Be sure to have a team of two or more folks to carefully haul and maneuver bulky furniture, particularly around doorways, corners, as well as slender hallways. Never put yourself, your things, or even the walls at risk by attempting to move big pieces of furniture by yourself.

5) Use the Right Furniture Moving Equipment

Do not neglect your moving equipment. Furniture is heavy, heavy enough to hurt somebody or really scrape a wall unless everybody takes care. Using dollies and also hand-trucks is sometimes essential for moving large, heavy, and bulky furniture.

6) Wrap Furniture in Blankets for Safety

You will find at least two very decent reasons for using moving blankets (or your own stock of spare blankets) to wrap pieces of furniture on the move. Moving blankets defend your belongings from being scuffed over the move. Blankets also help lessen the chance of scrapes or scuffs to the home as bulky furniture is moved through doorways, corners, as well as hallways.

Ready to move the bulky furnishings in your household from one residence to another? If you don't have the energy or the team, a professional mover in Little Rock could assist with furniture disassembly, wrapping and transport, and also reassembly when you arrive. Contact us today to talk about your move!


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