If you’re moving, you may have already lined up people to help you do the heavy lifting. It’s easy to lure neighbors or friends with promises of pizza, but unless those friends are professional movers, you’ll want to refer to these tips about how to move furniture safely.

Of course you don’t want your belongings to get damaged, but you also need to consider the safety of the people moving the furniture. It’s a lot easier than you might think to pull a muscle or do other harm by improperly lifting heavy items.

Helpful Moving Equipment

Having the right equipment and accessories is essential when moving furniture. Here are few moving tips that make it easier to move bulky furniture.

  • Furniture Dolly: Just load the heavy furniture onto the dolly and it can easily be wheeled to the truck. While a dolly won’t solve all your furniture-moving problems, it’s a big help. You’ll need to get the items properly loaded onto the dolly, so some heavy lifting is still required.
  • Furniture Moving Pads: Furniture pads are a must to protect furniture from damage during the move. You’ll need several for a DIY move, and the pads can be rented from self-service moving companies.
  • Furniture Moving Sliders: If you’ve ever lived alone, you’ve probably discovered the usefulness of furniture moving sliders. All you have to do is place a slider under each leg of the furniture and you can slip and slide the piece all over the house with ease!
  • Furniture Moving Straps: Moving straps redistribute the weight of furniture from the back to other muscles. The thing is, if the straps aren’t used properly, they can cause more harm than good. If you happen to have a friend who spent some time as a mover, these could come in handy. If not, opt for the dolly.

Just Because You CAN Doesn’t Mean You SHOULD

This saying could be applied to in many areas of life, and it fits perfectly in a discussion about moving furniture. Just because you’re able to lift a piece of furniture, doesn’t mean you should—and you can still injure yourself even if the piece doesn’t seem too heavy for you. Don’t overdo it. Instead, always have more than one person to help with bulky items and use the tools above to make moving furniture safer and easier.

Hire the Professionals

The best way to avoid harm to belongings and bodies is to hire a professional furniture moving company. Movers have the proper training and know the techniques that allow them to move even very large items safely and efficiently. For a stress-free, injury-free, damage-free move, call in the experts!

A Trusted Furniture Moving Company

Black Tie Moving provides exceptional benefits and service to our customers. Our commitment to quality has earned us A+ accreditation with the Better Business Bureau and our place as one of the area’s most trusted moving companies. The best way to safely move furniture? Bring in the pros! Give us a call today to learn more about all of our services, or fill out our online contact form to schedule a free moving estimate!