Furniture Moving 101

Moving to a new homeBy Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group 

Are you preparing to move to San Antonio? If that's the case, no doubt you are excited for something new, and ready to begin fresh in a different place! Obviously, there's a lot that you must organize in the meantime - and a lot of work that must be accomplished. One of the biggest relocation chores you'll encounter is moving furniture. This is often a weighty, laborious, and time-consuming job, notably if you must do all the work by yourself.

Luckily, you have a choice of reaching out to a reliable moving company in San Antonio and enlisting their help. No matter what course you take, here are some essential furniture moving tips which can help take the anxiety out of your undertakings:

Tip #1: Disassemble What You Can

Quite a few home furnishings enable you to disassemble them, fold them, or otherwise "break them down" for moving. Such as, a wood kitchen table might have legs which are coupled to the top by detachable brackets; a sofa could have feet that you may take off for the journey; and nearly all bed frames may be disassembled for less difficult moving.

The idea is, don't make your move harder on yourself by trying to lift weighty pieces of furniture in their entirety. If you're able to disassemble them, do so. It will likely be better for everyone.

Tip #2: Keep tabs on Your Hardware

After you have disassembled the pieces of furniture, be sure that you keep track of all the hardware needed to reassemble it! Should you have screws, bolts, washers, and other pieces of hardware, store them in a safe place and/or container - for example, a clear, sealable plastic bag. Label the things you have removed in order that it shall be simpler to put them back in their correct position in the course of re-assembly.

Tip #3: Make use of the Right Moving Equipment

You need to move your furniture, however you don't wish to hurt your back in the act. Should you be moving the pieces of furniture by yourself, be sure that you utilize the appropriate equipment to protect yourself, and whoever is assisting you. A hand truck is usually a huge tool when managing tall and cumbersome pieces of furniture. Needless to say, when you enlist the aid of professional movers in San Antonio you won't need to worry about making use of the correct equipment - you can sit back and watch, instead!

Tip #4: Wrap Household furniture in Blankets for Protection

Without ample protection, your furniture can easily get damaged over the move... or cause damage to other items! For that reason, it is always a good idea to wrap your furniture in some type of protective layer, such as a thick blanket, or perhaps bubble wrap for smaller things. Ensure your protective cover is secured by rope, tape, or something else to ensure that it doesn't cause a tripping hazard as it is loaded or unloaded.

Tip #5: Move Furniture Slowly and Meticulously

Ideally, each piece of home furniture ought to make it to your new home without a bunch of dings, nicks, and scratches. Concurrently, you must ensure your pieces of furniture does not harm the walls, doorways, or flooring surfaces of either your previous home or your new one. It is important to move the pieces of furniture slowly and mindfully and be particularly mindful when you must manage cumbersome furniture pieces through narrow entrances, or over a flight of stairs.

Moving furniture can be a tricky, labor-intensive task. However, using the help of professional movers in San Antonio it can be carried out correctly, quickly, and efficiently. If you'd like to enroll the assistance of a first-rate moving company to relocate your furniture, find our friendly staff at the A-1 Freeman Moving Group today. We would be glad to help you!


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