Wednesday, 25 June 2014

Tips on how to handle furniture and other bulky things when moving

Nobody in their right mind would truly think of moving a sofa into storage all by themselves, right? Don’t look now, but there are a lot of even bulkier and heavier items out there. And in comparison to a washing machine or refrigerator, the sofa might even sound doable. So what would you say if we actually know of people who have successfully managed to manoeuvre all that and more! It’s really simple too; here’s how you can learn how to handle larger items from home and move them into storage.

EMPTY IT OUT

This might seem like something silly to have to put down, but in one’s haste to get things moving, and also to save the trouble of having to repack the contents of the silverware drawer or hope chests and trunks or clothes cabinet, people might just skip all the in between steps and attempt to carry the whole piece off into the sunset.

There are so many reasons why you shouldn’t do so - one is to reduce the risk of injuries. The worse thing that can happen if you’re trying to get things done quick is to get injured; not only will it stop all operations, but it’s gonna hurt something fierce!

CLEAR THE PATHWAY

Again, this is another no-brainer. However with all the activity going on with moving things around, sometimes, it can’t be helped that there’s a little debris lying around unattended. But you should take the precaution to at least move these items out of the main walkways and path that you foresee yourself going to take from whichever room your item lies in, and towards the main entranceway.

TOOLS are your BEST FRIENDS

Sometimes, having a screwdriver or wrench around to take the door of the cupboard off, or deconstructing the posts from the bed support beams can make all the difference in the portability of your items from one place to another. When they are in (reparable) parts, it makes it much easier to squeeze through tighter spaces and also so that they are slightly more manageable without awkward “limbs” sticking out and making it difficult to angle items through doorways and the like.

OTHER EQUIPMENT can help too!

Don’t forget about other types of tools like dollies and attachable sliders and even large-sized rag cloths. These can all make the job of transporting your items much easier! And protect your floors too! Lever the heavy items unto a point and slide your assistive equipment under there for an easier and smoother journey from one end of the house to another.

Ropes can also help to secure your items while they are on the move if you’ve decided to stack them to save time. Also take the opportunity to create makeshift padding with blankets or cushions that you’ve got conveniently lying around the house.

GET HELP

And as a last resort, look for external help. If your friends can’t be around, or you don’t feel like troubling them, check with your storage provider or source for a moving company that is willing to give you a cheap price in exchange for a bevy of helping hands on the job. No fuss, no muss. Just direct these guys to wherever you need your item to go.