Furniture Moving 101

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

Will you be planning to move to Little Rock? If you are, you probably are excited for something new, and ready to start out fresh in a brand new place! Naturally, there's a lot you will have to manage in the meantime - and plenty of work that must be carried out. One of the biggest relocation chores you will encounter is moving household furniture. This is often a heavy, tedious, and time-consuming task, particularly if you must do all the heavy lifting on your own.
 

Thankfully, you have the option of calling a reputable moving company in Little Rock and enlisting their help. No matter what course you take, here are some simple furniture moving tips that will help take the anxiety out of your undertakings:

Tip #1: Take apart What You Can

A lot of home furnishings enable you to disassemble them, collapse them, or otherwise "break them down" for moving. For example, a wood table could have legs that are coupled to the top by removable brackets; a couch could have feet that you can take off for the journey; and nearly all bed frames can be taken apart for easier moving.

Generally, don't make your move harder on yourself by attemping to lift substantial pieces of furniture in their entirety. If you're able to disassemble them, do so. It will likely be better for everyone.

Tip #2: Keep Track of Your Hardware

Once you have taken apart your furniture, be sure that you keep an eye on all the hardware required to reassemble it! If you have screws, bolts, washers, and various pieces of hardware, store them in a safe place and/or container - for example, a clear, sealable plastic bag. Label the pieces you have removed so it will be simpler to put them back in their correct spot in the course of re-assembly.

Tip #3: Make use of the Proper Moving Equipment

You want to move your furniture, but you wouldn't like to ruin your back in the act. If you are moving the furnishings alone, be sure that you use the proper equipment to safeguard yourself, and whoever is helping you. A hand truck can be a great tool when managing tall and bulky pieces of furniture. Keep in mind, when you enlist the assistance of professional movers in Little Rock you will not need to worry about utilizing the correct equipment - you'll be able to sit back and watch, instead!

Tip #4: Wrap Household furniture in Blankets for Protection

Without enough protection, your furniture can easily become damaged throughout the move... or cause damage to other items! For that reason, it really is smart to wrap your household furniture in some type of protective layer, like a thick blanket, or perhaps bubble wrap for smaller pieces. Ensure your protective cover is secured by rope, tape, or something else so that it doesn't create a tripping hazard as it's loaded or unloaded.

Tip #5: Move Furniture Gradually and Cautiously

Ideally, each piece of furniture needs to make it to your new house without a bunch of dings, nicks, and scuff marks. Concurrently, you want to be sure that your furniture does not harm the walls, doorways, or floors of either your previous house or your new one. Ensure that you move your pieces of furniture slowly and cautiously and be particularly careful whenever you must maneuver cumbersome furniture pieces through narrow doorways, or over a flight of stairs.

Moving household furniture is often a demanding, labor-intensive job. Even so, with the assistance of professional movers in Little Rock it can be done correctly, swiftly, and smoothly. If you'd like to enroll the help of a first-rate moving company to relocate your pieces of furniture, find the friendly crew at the A-1 Freeman Moving Group today. We would be happy to help you!

 

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