How to Move Heavy Furniture by Yourself
Naturally, the home moving process will involve various tasks of packing things into cardboard boxes, lifting and carrying those moving containers out of your home, loading them into the awaiting moving vehicle, then transporting the filled boxes to the new address, unloading and carrying them into the new house or apartment.
Unfortunately, the successful handling of cardboard boxes will not be the only thing you will need to worry about – in most cases, it’ll be the heavy furniture pieces that will give you a much harder time.
And if you have decided not to use the services of reputable furniture movers – for some reason or another, then you will need to double your efforts, at least, in order to be able to move heavy furniture on your own.
What is the best way to move heavy furniture by yourself?
The following tips for moving heavy furniture will enable you to handle that heavy task (literally!) much more easily, without causing any costly damage to your possessions or sustaining painful injuries to you or any of your helpers.
First things first: Should you move your heavy furniture at all?
Beds, sofas, couches, wardrobes, dressers, armoires, cabinets, desks, tables – all of these furniture pieces are rather big and heavy, and thus pose a serious challenge when the time has come to move them to another home. Due to their substantial weight, the very first thing you need to do is ask yourself if you’re really willing to pay for their transportation.
Keep in mind that it doesn’t always make sense to haul furniture pieces to a home that can be tens, hundreds or even thousands of miles away from your pickup location simply because the time and money you will lose in the process cannot possibly match the actual value of those items. You may find it really hard to leave your favorite furniture pieces behind but it all comes down to an impartial assessment of what you will gain and what you will lose in each relocation scenario.
Make an informed decision to avoid having bitter regrets after the move is over. After all, you won’t be particularly happy to have gone to the trouble of disassembling, packing, lifting, moving, loading, transporting, unloading, carrying, unpacking, reassembling and positioning your furniture pieces only to realize that they won’t fit, match or suit your new home.