Furniture Moving 101

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

Are you currently planning to move to Little Rock? If you are, you probably are excited for a change, and ready to begin fresh in a new place! Naturally, there is lots you will have to manage meanwhile - and plenty of work that needs to be accomplished. One of the biggest relocation responsibilities you'll encounter is moving furniture. This is often a hefty, tiresome, and time-consuming task, especially if you must do all the hard work on your own.
 

Fortunately, you have a choice 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 which can help take the worry out of your undertakings:

Tip #1: Take apart What You Are Able

A lot of home furnishings enable you to disassemble them, collapse them, or otherwise "break them down" for moving. For example, a wood kitchen table could have legs that are coupled to the top by removable brackets; a couch may 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 more challenging on yourself by attempting to lift substantial pieces of furniture in their entirety. If you can disassemble them, do so. It will likely be better for everybody.

Tip #2: Keep tabs on Your Hardware

Once you have taken apart your furniture, make sure that you keep an eye on all the hardware needed to reassemble it! If you have screws, bolts, washers, and other 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 proper spot during re-assembly.

Tip #3: Make use of the Proper Moving Equipment

You want to move your household furniture, but you wouldn't like to break your back in the act. If you are moving the furniture alone, make sure that you make use of 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 using 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 household furniture can certainly become damaged throughout the move... or cause damage to other items! Because of this, it really is smart to wrap your household furniture in some kind of protective layer, like a thick blanket, or perhaps bubble wrap for smaller pieces. Make sure that your protective cover is secured by rope, tape, or something else so it doesn't create a tripping hazard as it is loaded or unloaded.

Tip #5: Move Furniture Gradually and Cautiously

Ideally, each piece of household furniture needs to make it to your new house without a lot of dings, nicks, and scuff marks. At the same time, you want to be sure that your furniture doesn't damage the walls, doorways, or floors of either your previous home or your new one. Make sure that you move your pieces of furniture slowly and cautiously and be especially watchful whenever you must maneuver large furniture pieces through narrow doorways, or over a flight of stairs.

Moving household furniture is often a demanding, labor-intensive job. However, with the aid of professional movers in Little Rock it can be done correctly, quickly, and smoothly. If you want to enroll the help of a first-rate moving company to relocate your home furnishings, find the friendly crew at the A-1 Freeman Moving Group today. We would be glad to help you!

 

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