From time to time we want to bring some change in our homes. One of the best ways to do it is by rearranging the furniture. This can make the whole room feel like a different place, and if you do it for your entire home, it is as if you have moved.
On the other hand, sometimes we just have to move and we have heavy furniture to take with us. In both cases you would need to know how to move it properly, without damaging the floor, the piece of furniture or yourself in the process. Don’t worry though, we are here to help! As professional Chicago movers we have plenty of experience with that. Today we are sharing it with you!
Tip #1: Stock Up On Supplies
Even if the decision to move your furniture around was taken on a whim, you should not try to do it without some initial preparation. Of course, some furniture pieces are rather light and you can probably move them easily without risk. Yet things like sofas, wardrobes, beds and the like can be a huge pain to move and can cause a lot of trouble if done improperly.
For such reason you need to have some handy items around. Firstly, moving blankets. Those are perfect to protect the floor and the furniture, because they act as cushioning. Many people use moving blankets to slide the furniture too. Cardboard can also come in handy for similar reasons, but it has to be sturdy enough.
Tip #2: The Obstacles In The Way
If you have carpets, small items or other stuff lying on the floor, you should take them away from there. They are a tripping hazard – something you do not want to deal with when you are moving furniture. If you want to avoid injury and potential issues clear the path as much as possible.
Tip #3: Take The Tools Out
Some pieces of furniture can be easily disassembled. Of course, that takes time, but it also saves you quite a lot of trouble, especially for bulkier items. If you know your way around a screwdriver, you should be able to handle the disassembly part rather easily. A bonus tip is to take pictures of what goes where, so you can have a reference when you need to reassemble.
Tip #4: Focus On Technique
You don’t want to lift heavy furniture with bad technique. It is well-known that your legs and not your back should be taking care of such movements. So instead of bending over and lifting, try squatting down in a stable position and lifting by pushing your feet into the ground.
Tip #5: Find Help
Of course, it is almost impossible to move furniture on your own. So you need friends to help you out (or family members), but sometimes they may not be of much use, if they don’t know what to do. In such cases you can simply call the pros, who will be happy to give you a hand!