Preparing furniture for the big move
Whenever you move from one home to another, you’re bound to encounter a wide range of unique challenges. But we’d bet if we polled our customers and moving pros – that they’d say moving furniture to and fro is the most daunting of those tasks. Whether it’s length, width, weight or something else – there’s always something that comes up.
And that’s what we’re here to do today – and that’s discussing a few of the things you can do to make moving furniture easier. Whether it’s you doing the heavy lifting or us – it’s going to save you a lot of time, stress and anxiety in an already stressful situation.
Inventory your furniture
What saves us and you a lot of time on moving day is simply an inventory of all your furniture. Where it is, where it’s going specifically, etc. And while it sounds a little silly – it’ll also help you go back and make sure you got everything from A to B. We suggest listing the type of furniture, number of pieces (is it a desk w/ four drawers, etc.) and what its current condition is. Also feel free to include any special notes you might need later.
Measure your furniture
Investing time in preparing for your move will invariably save you a ton of time when you actually make the move on moving day. We suggest labeling your furniture with their dimensions. That saves us time and helps us map out a route through the house. Figure out the pieces that don’t fit through doors and regular routes, doors and windows as well.
For this list, we recommend that you measure the width, depth, height and diagonal dimensions of each significant furniture piece. That way whether its us or you – you’ll have those measurements handy when deciding what route you’ll take.
Give your furniture a once-over
This will help you accomplish three things: 1.) helps you identify any pre-existing damage. Take photos; 2.) Determine which pieces need to be professionally wrapped and cared for and which don’t. 3.) Decide which pieces will actually come with you. Sometimes you simply can’t take every piece with you. Some pieces might not be worth it to take with you.
Protect your furniture
Assess which items will need paper, cardboard sheets, packing tape, blankets and the like. Bubble wrap and shrink wrap can also be useful items to have at your disposal. If you get out ahead of things, you can save yourself a ton of time and effort simply by packing them up on your own. The alternative works just as well and might be the safer route – and that’s allowing us to wrap it up for you.
Keep these tips in mind during your next move and we guarantee you’ll save an awful lot of stress and make the move as easy as possible!