Wichita Falls 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 can be a huge undertaking, but one many of us can undertake. It is not so hard to organize your stuff into neatly labeled cartons or even to pile those boxes precisely in an out of the way room. You can manage the dolly and the truck ramp, but what about your awkward household furnishings...what can you do? Some pieces only just fit through the door, how are you supposed to load them into the truck?

The first step is to not panic. That super large couch had to get into your family room somehow, so it’s a safe bet there is a way to fit it through the door now. Your extra large dresser may be ungainly, but there are steps you can take to get any furniture in your residence packed and secured in the moving van. As a professional moving company in Wichita Falls, we have safely transported the big furniture for more than a few families. Let us provide a few thoughts on how professional movers in Wichita Falls utilize disassembly and teamwork to load furniture safely into the moving truck - and then unload again!

1) Take off Feet from Large Furniture

Have a loveseat or even oversized chair that will not squeeze through the doorway? Remove the feet! This not only eliminates a serious scraping risk, but it also cuts important inches from huge furniture. Most furniture feet are screw-in, so you can put them right back on whenever you get to your destination.

2) Take Apart Whatever Can

Furniture that is too big for the door is most likely assembled. Not just that, but it’s also intended to disassemble when it’s time to move or relocate. Look for ways to disassemble the bigger furniture items or disassemble parts which extend off the body of the furniture. Couch sectionals can be taken apart in sections (hence, the name). Vanities as well as dressers often can have the mirror removed and wrapped for safety. End tables can have removable legs and workout equipment usually breaks back down into poles and weights.

You can tackle furniture disassembly by yourself or find a professional moving company in Wichita Falls who will provide expert-level furniture disassembly and reassembly after you get to the new residence.

3) Keep All Hardware Bagged and Labeled

Never lose your furniture small parts and hardware! Label a Ziploc bag for each piece of furniture and keep all the hardware safely inside. Then tape the bag to the furniture or put all (labeled!) hardware bags in one easy-access box. This makes certain you can assemble your items back together correctly when it's time to reassemble in the new home.

4) Remember to Work with 2+ People

Never move bulky household furnishings alone. Be sure to have a team of two or more people to gently haul as well as maneuver bulky furniture, especially around doorways, corners, and also narrow hallways. Do not put yourself, your things, or even the house in danger by attempting to move bulky pieces of furniture by yourself.

5) Use the Correct Furniture Moving Equipment

Don't neglect your moving equipment. Household furnishings are, heavy enough to hurt somebody or really scuff a wall unless everyone uses great care. Using dollies and hand-trucks can be vital for moving large, heavy, as well as cumbersome pieces of furniture.

6) Wrap Furniture in Blankets for Safety

You will find at least two very worthwhile reasons for using moving blankets (or perhaps your own stock of spare blankets) to wrap household furniture on the move. Moving blankets defend your furniture from being scratched in the process of moving. Blankets additionally help decrease the chance of scrapes or scuffs to the home as awkward furniture is moved through doors, corners, and hallways.

Ready to move the bulky pieces of furniture in your household from one house to another? In the event you do not have the energy or the team, a professional mover in Wichita Falls could help with furniture disassembly, wrapping and transport, as well as reassembly when you arrive. Contact us today to discuss your move!


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