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My Furniture Doesn’t Fit Through the Door! Tips from Professional Movers

Furniture MoversWhen it comes to determining how to move your furniture in the most secure way possible, there are a lot of factors you need to take into consideration. One of the most important is how to maneuver a piece of furniture that does not seem fit through your door. This is an incredibly frustrating situation, but there are ways to be prepared. With several decades of experience in moving furniture, and our experts have encountered this problem thousands of times. Here’s some advice on what you can do when confronted with this issue.

Use Different Angles

You will want to take measurements of your doorways, stairways and hallways before you decide to purchase a new home. Compare these measurements to the furniture you own so you will know how much space you have. Go the extra mile and discuss these measurements with a professional mover. This can be especially helpful if you are unsure about how well all of your items will fit.

Surprises can still happen, no matter how well prepared you may be. If you find that a piece of furniture doesn’t fit even though your calculations tell you it should, there are still some things you can do.

  • If a couch doesn’t fit at first, experiment with different angles. Be careful as you near the doorframe; you don’t want to cause any damage.
  • Look for alternative entry points. If the furniture is going on the bottom level, a porch door or large window might provide a wider space to transfer the furniture.
  • Whatever you do, make sure to be patient and don’t get frustrated. If you try and rush this process, you could not only cause damage, but also hurt yourself.

Disassemble the Door Frame and Furniture

Sometimes, you need to get a little creative when it comes to making room for your furniture. You may need to take the door off its hinges to create that little bit of extra space you need. Just make sure you keep all brackets, screws and other hardware in a clear bag so you don’t lose any important parts. You may need to take off the legs of a couch or chair in order to get through the doorway. If you choose this option, don’t forget to take a picture so you know how it is supposed to be reassembled.

When it comes to moving, the best option is to hire professional movers to assist from beginning to end. Moving families every day, they have a great deal of experience transporting large pieces of furniture and managing all the other aspects of a move. Call National Van Lines at 877-590-2810 to learn more or schedule an appointment.

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