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 start out fresh in a different place! Obviously, there's a lot that you have to organize meanwhile - and lots of work that must be carried out. One of the primary relocation responsibilities you'll encounter is moving furniture. This is often a weighty, laborious, and time-consuming task, notably if you must do all the work by yourself.
 

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

Tip #1: Disassemble What You Are Able

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

Tip #2: Keep tabs on Your Hardware

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

Tip #3: Make use of the Correct Moving Equipment

You want 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, make sure that you utilize the correct equipment to protect yourself, and whoever is assisting you. A hand truck is usually a huge tool when dealing with tall and bulky pieces of furniture. Of course, when you enlist the help of professional movers in San Antonio you won't need to worry about making use of the right equipment - you'll be able to sit back and watch, instead!

Tip #4: Wrap Furniture in Blankets for Protection

Without sufficient protection, your furniture can easily get damaged during the move... or cause damage to other items! For that reason, it certainly is a good idea to wrap your household 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 should make it to your new residence without a bunch of dings, nicks, and scratches. At the same time, you must ensure your pieces of furniture does not damage 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 especially mindful if you must manage cumbersome furniture pieces through narrow doorways, or over a flight of stairs.

Moving pieces of furniture can be a tricky, labor-intensive task. Even so, with the help of professional movers in San Antonio it can be carried out correctly, quickly, and efficiently. If you want 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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