Colorado Springs Moving Blog - Tips, Tricks, and Insider Info
April 13, 2023

Furniture Moving 101

Getting Ready for a MoveBy Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group 

Preparing to move is usually a big undertaking, but one most of us can undertake. It is not so hard to organize your stuff into clearly labeled boxes or even to stack those cartons precisely in a spare room. You should be able to handle the dolly as well as the truck ramp, but when you need to move your big furniture...what should you do? Many pieces barely even fit through the doorway, how can will you ever load them into the moving truck?

The first thing is to not panic. That giant couch got into your living room somehow, so it’s a safe bet there is a secret to getting it through the door now. Your extra large dresser may be awkward, but there are steps you can take to get any furniture in your residence packed and secured in the truck. As a professional moving company in Colorado Springs, we have moved the extra large furniture for more than a few families. Let’s provide a couple thoughts on how professional movers in Colorado Springs utilize disassembly and also teamwork to load pieces of furniture safely into the moving van - and then unload again!

1) Remove Feet from Bulky Furniture

Have a sofa or recliner which will not fit through the door? Take off the feet! This not only takes away a significant scraping hazard, but it also removes critical inches from large furniture. A lot of furniture feet are screw-in, so you’ll be able to easily put them right back on when you get to your destination.

2) Take Apart Whatever Can

Furniture that is too big for the door is typically assembled. Not just that, but it normally is also designed to disassemble when it’s time to move or relocate. Look for ways to take apart the larger pieces of your furniture or disassemble pieces which extend from the body of the furniture. Couch sectionals can be taken apart in sections (hence, the name). Vanities and also dressers usually can have the mirror removed and wrapped for safety. Kitchen tables can have removable legs and workout equipment typically breaks back down into poles and weights.

You might tackle furniture disassembly for yourself or hire a professional moving company in Colorado Springs to provide expert-level furniture disassembly and also reassembly after you arrive to the new residence.

3) Keep All Hardware Bagged and Labeled

Don't lose your furniture small parts and also hardware! Label a Ziploc bag for each piece of furniture and place all the hardware safely inside. Then tape the bag to the furniture or put all (labeled!) hardware bags in the same easy-access box. This makes sure you can assemble your items back together perfectly when it is time to reassemble in the new residence.

4) Always Work with Two or More People

Never move large and bulky furniture by yourself. Be sure to have a team of two or more able-bodied people to gently haul and maneuver heavy furniture, especially through doorways, corners, as well as slim hallways. Don't put yourself, your furniture, or even the house at risk by trying to move big pieces of furniture by yourself.

5) Use the Right Furniture Moving Equipment

Do not forget your moving equipment. Household furnishings are, heavy enough to hurt someone or even really scrape a wall unless everybody uses great care. Utilizing dollies as well as hand-trucks is usually essential to moving large, heavy, and bulky pieces of furniture.

6) Wrap Furniture in Blankets for Safety

There’s at least two very worthwhile rationales to use moving blankets (or even your own stock of spare blankets) to wrap furniture on the move. Moving blankets defend your belongings from being scuffed in the process of moving. Blankets also help lessen the chance of damage to the residence as heavy furniture is moved through doors, corners, and also hallways.

Are you ready to move the bulky pieces of furniture in your household from one home to another? When you don't have the gumption or the team, a professional mover in Colorado Springs could assist with furniture disassembly, wrapping and transport, and also reassembly after you arrive. Contact us today to talk about your move!


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