If you're moving into (or out of) an apartment, chances are you have a good amount of heavy furniture that needs to be carried around. Moving furniture is no easy task and if done incorrectly can result in scratched floors, dents or holes in the walls, and battered furniture.
Regardless of the material used to construct the apartment, heavy furniture can easily cause damage if dropped. So, what's the best way to move furniture without damaging the apartment or furniture itself? Read on for several tips on moving furniture the right way!
Get the Right Help
Trying to move furniture on your own can spell disaster. Most furniture is heavy, and its shape makes it difficult to lift without help. If you don't have the right help, you run a much higher risk of dropping the furniture or losing your balance and banging it into a wall. This is a surefire way to cause damage.
Try calling a few friends who you know are strong enough to help carry heavy furniture pieces. If no friends or neighbors are available, consider a professional moving company to help you out. The cost of hiring a moving company seems pretty small compared to having to replace your broken furniture or paying for damages to the apartment.
Remove any Obstacles
The last thing you want when trying to move any heavy object is to trip over a toy, cord, or the corner of a rug. Before you begin moving furniture or anything else, be sure to remove any obstacles that could pose a hazard to you or anyone else helping you with your move.
Cover the Corners with Blankets
While blunting the sharp edges of your furniture with blankets won't prevent all possible damage, it will provide a good buffer against accidental bumps or scrapes against the wall. Using a padded blanket or pieces of cardboard to absorb potential impacts is an easy way to keep both the furniture and apartment walls from becoming damaged in the move.
Lighten the Load
Even if you have enough help, carrying full pieces of furniture can be a difficult task. One way to make things easier is to take apart the furniture where you can. If you're moving a dresser, try taking out the drawers. If it's a coffee table, you can probably remove the legs to make it lighter and easier to carry without having to turn at odd angles to get it through doors. Every bit of weight you can remove from the load will be a huge help.
Slow and Steady Wins the Race
While it may seem obvious, you should definitely sacrifice speed for safety when it comes to moving furniture in or out of an apartment. It's not a race to get everything moved in record time. Go slow, taking short breaks if needed, to avoid someone dropping a piece of furniture due to fatigued muscles. While it might take a little longer to get everything done, at the end of the day all your furniture will be in one piece and your apartment won't suffer any damage!
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