Moving is a big undertaking, whether it’s your first time or you’re a seasoned pro. There are many things to think about, from how you’ll pack those pieces to what you’ll sell or give away instead of taking them with you.
But nothing is more complicated than deciding what to do with some of your more complex pieces of furniture. We’re still here to help if you’re not using a moving business, which we recommend, particularly for specific products. The following are some of the most challenging pieces of furniture to move, along with directions on how to do so.
These will be the most challenging obstacles you’ll face during your transfer if you own your refrigerator, washer, dryer, dishwasher, or other large-scale appliances. These objects are not only big, but they can also be fragile because they are complex machines.
You should take measurements before moving any larger appliances to ensure that they can fit through the doors you need.
You’ll need a dolly and furniture pads to move your appliances properly. After you’ve put the item on the dolly, go as slowly as possible. While moving day can make you feel pressed for time, specific products, especially those that are larger, require extra care. Failure to take your time can result in harm and even injury.
Furniture with a lot of bulk
Although appliances fall into the category of bulky furniture, we’re talking about things that are unusually shaped or extremely heavy – or both! Tall wooden cabinets, fold-out couches, and pianos are examples of this.
A grand piano, for example, is not only massive, incredibly heavy, and oddly shaped, but it’s also a delicate instrument, and even small bumps can be costly. For these reasons, moving a piano on your own is not a good idea, as even smaller pianos can be difficult.
You’ll also need to be cautious when lifting large items; it’s much easier than you would think to hurt yourself if you don’t use the proper technique. Raise with your legs rather than your back and take your time.
Objects that are easily damaged
The items we’ve described so far – heavy, bulky, and awkward pieces that barely fit through doors – are the first things that come to mind when people think of challenging furniture, but you should also consider delicate items, particularly those with sentimental value.
To ensure a safe and easy transfer, chinaware and glass should be appropriately packed with packing paper and bubble wrap. Before starting to fill, we also suggest taking an inventory of all fragile objects.
Equipment that is unique
Musical instruments and sporting equipment are explicitly listed in this section. Guitars, keyboards, and drum sets, for example, need extra caution to ensure that they don’t get too jostled while they’re in the car or truck. When purchasing a stringed instrument, a hard case rather than a soft bag is essential, as the necks of these instruments may snap under stress.
We’re not just talking about tennis rackets and soccer balls when we say sports equipment. Home gyms, dumbbells, and even pool tables come to mind. You’ll need to disassemble and carry home gyms or treadmills with caution because they’re always heavy and can ruin your home. Dumbbells are simple to transport into the vehicle; just make sure they’re safe, as you don’t want 25-45 pounds rolling around inside your truck or in the trunk.
We suggest recruiting experienced movers for specialist sports equipment such as pool tables. If you’re doing it on your own, though, you’ll need help. You’ll also need several dollies and the time to fully disassemble the table.
a piece of art
Art is essential and can be extremely useful, even if it is not difficult to transport. When something is hurt, it loses a lot of value. That is why, when transporting artwork, such as paintings or prints, as well as sculptures, you must ensure that these objects are safe in your vehicle. A blanket or towel may be used to cover the face when making art on canvas or paper.
And there are electronics. Gaming consoles, computers, and televisions are among the most commonly moved objects and the most frequently destroyed. With their wide displays, TVs are easily broken, and if a pixel dies in your TV, it’s typically not worth fixing, so you’ll have to pay a lot of money to replace it.
That is why, when moving electronics, we advise taking every care possible. Pack your game consoles in bubble wrap, your TV in a cardboard box with a moving blanket or towel inside to cover the screen (and never pack a TV face-down), and your monitor or laptop in its case.
It’s understandable if this all seems to be a lot. Moving is a difficult task that necessitates caution and focuses throughout. BuzzMoving will provide labor to securely load and unload your belongings, ensuring that your transfer goes as smoothly as possible.