Moving your furniture is a risky endeavour, especially if you don’t know how to do it. You could damage your items, your house or end up getting injured when it is not done properly. So before attempting to move your furniture, you must be familiar with the techniques and tools to use for fuss-free furniture removal.
Still, the best and easiest way to move your furniture is to let professional removalists do this task on your behalf. Here at Nuss Removals, our Sydney removalists can expertly handle local, interstate and international removals. No matter how far you want to relocate and how many items you wish to move, we can help you relocate everything to your new home. We can also provide you with reliable storage solutions for some of your furniture in case you need it and for as long as you want.
To ensure a fuss-free furniture removal and storage, here are six tried-and-tested tips.
1. Take the necessary measurements
Before moving any furniture, you must measure the hallways and doorways to determine if everything will fit through them. Otherwise, you might need to remove the doors first.
2. Disassemble wherever possible
Huge furniture pieces like dressers, cabinets, tables, chairs, beds, and sectional sofas are probably the hardest things to move. They are not just oversized, but heavy and potentially fragile as well. A single error in handling them can lead to injuries and item damage. It is for this reason that you must turn to furniture removalists who know what exactly to do. If there are complex items, then you may need a handyman service, too.
Prepare the furniture by disassembling any removable parts. For instance, take off the table legs, disassemble bed frames and remove shelves, drawers and glass tops. Remove one piece at a time by hand or using the right tools, and place the bolts, nuts, and screws in a sealable plastic bag. Don’t forget to label which piece it belongs to.
3. Eliminate moving dangers
Safety is of utmost importance when moving your furniture. By creating a wide, unobstructed space for ease of movement, you can be assured that you will enjoy a safe and hassle-free removal of your furniture. There are a couple of ways you can guarantee this.
- Identify danger zones. Before your moving day, you must take a walk along the path of the furniture. Determine which spots can be hazardous and take all the necessary precautions and steps to make these areas safe.
- Remove clutter. Random obstacles and any clutter in your home can compromise the safety of the people moving the furniture. Make sure to keep the floor and walkways free of any clutter, such as your kid’s toys. This applies also to the outdoor paths – remove any gardening equipment, debris, mud or puddles of water.
4. Get help
Furniture removal is not a one-man job, considering the size and weight of the items to be moved. Instead, it requires a team effort. You need to have enough manpower to move everything safely.
But this does not mean that you get anyone, perhaps from your family and friends, who may be free during your moving day. You have to consider their fitness level, strength, knowledge and experience when it comes to moving furniture. Otherwise, you must hire professional furniture removalists to help you with your move. After all, nothing beats the expertise of these professionals in ensuring the safety of everything that should be moved.
5. Use the right equipment
Using the right moving equipment will guarantee the safety of your items and everyone involved with the removal. These include:
● A furniture dolly
This is an L-shaped handcart with two wheels used mainly for lifting and moving heavy objects. It may appear simple, but this is a valuable tool during a furniture removal.
● Lifting straps
Choose adjustable lifting straps that can be used for objects with different lengths and by movers of different heights and sizes.
● Furniture blankets and plastic
Moving blankets and bubble or plastic wrap are important to protect your items and your house during a move. Wrap your tables, dressers, and other furniture completely with plastic or blankets and secure them with sturdy tape.
● Furniture slider
This is a piece of hard rubber on one side and a durable plastic on the other that will assist you in moving heavy items. Some movers use these. It allows you to slide the furniture across a room without needing to lift it off the ground.
6. Employ the right lifting and moving techniques
Moving furniture requires you and the removalists to make movements such as bending, pushing, pulling, lifting and twisting. Employing the wrong technique can result in injuries. So if you don’t know the proper lifting and moving techniques, leave this task to the pros. Note that removalists are well-trained when it comes to lifting and moving anything. And in the event that the removalist is injured, you won’t be liable for their medical costs, provided that the company’s insurance is in effect.
An interstate or international removal is not an easy task, especially if you have oversized or heavy furniture. It is important that all your furnishings will arrive at their intended destination safely and on time, ensuring that no one gets injured while moving your items.
But this does not mean that you have to deal with these tasks all by yourself. We are here to help you – from packing and moving your furniture to finding safe, secure storage in Sydney. So don’t hesitate to give us a call!