Moving Heavy Furniture Like Couches And Tables
The first step to take when you want to move heavy furniture is to plan ahead before anyone lifts anything. Visually inspect the path that you will be taking, then measure the width of doorways, halls and exits if necessary, to make sure that there are no obstacles or narrow places that can impede the move. You will need sufficient space for the furniture and yourself, and the dolly if you are using one, to clear. In addition, remove any and all carpets, rugs or other types of floor coverings that could get in the way and cause a person to slip or trip and fall. You will need to keep up your momentum during the move, and nothing should stop you or slow you down. Pets and children should be prevented from walking around in the area, for their safety as well as yours. An additional precaution you might consider is to pad the walls to keep them from getting scratched or the furniture from becoming damaged in the move.
Remove all objects, including drawers, cushions and shelves, if you can, from the furniture that you plan to take. Once you know whether it will be lifted, angled or moved flat, then you can place moving pads or sliders underneath the legs or corners of the furniture. You can buy sliders at any hardware or home improvement store. Sliders should make even the heaviest piece of furniture very easy to move, but take care not to drag it, which could damage the furniture by weakening the legs.
If you have someone to help you move the furniture, moving straps can be placed around and under the item, so heavier things, like a pool table or piano can be lifted, which can be a great help, especially if you do not have a dolly. Always remember to lift heavy items with your back as straight as possible, and try to use your legs rather than your arms or back. Never turn or twist your body when carrying anything heavy and take breaks if you need to. Always make sure that all fingers and feet are out of the way before setting the furniture down.
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