How to Stay Safe When Moving Heavy Furniture
Packing can be a long and laborious process. Commonly, we tend to pack up everything in the room and leave heavy items of furniture for last. It’s important that you move your heavy furniture with care and take safety precautions to avoid any accidents. At National Van Lines, we can help you move your furniture with ease, and have also put together some points on how you can too.
Carry Tall Items Properly
A tall dresser, filing cabinet or shelves can be awkward to handle and move, and should be a two-person job. Start by tipping the item of furniture backward at an angle and have one person carry the top while the other carries the bottom. This centers the weight of the item and keeps it from swinging out of control when you least expect it.
Stand Couches on End
Couches tend to be awkward pieces of furniture to maneuver. Many people don’t realize that standing them on their end allows you to navigate them better. When you move a couch this way, the weight is shifted, and you won’t struggle so much to carry it.
Moving and Lifting Straps
Moving and lifting straps, also known as shoulder dollies, take the weight off your back by spreading out the weight of the item you’re moving. They also leave your hands free to maneuver awkward items if needed.
To avoid damaging the flooring in your home, invest in some furniture sliders. These remove a lot of the hard work of lifting. Place the sliders underneath and slide your furniture to your desired location.
Protect Furniture by Wrapping
Some pieces of furniture will require wrapping in order to avoid any marks or scratches. Bubble wrap and plastic wrap are the perfect supplies for this task.
Let Us Do the Hard Part
We’re experts in moving the heaviest and most awkwardly shaped furniture. Don’t strain yourself by trying to move your furniture. We’ll do the heavy lifting, so put your mind at ease. Contact National Van Lines today at (877) 590-2810, or get a free online quote now.
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