It’s the time of year when many people are moving, up-sizing, down-sizing, or replacing pieces in their current home. We know you spent a lot of time and energy and maybe even money getting those prize pieces that make your home truly special and reflective of you, so we at Divine Interiors wanted to help you with some information on furniture delivery and moving furniture, to keep your special pieces in the best of conditions. |
1. The first and most important step in moving furniture is to plan it out! Make sure your pieces can fit through all doors and hallways in your current home and in your new place. You also need to know where it is going to go, and make sure it will fit where you want it.
2. Do as much as you can ahead of time. Packing before you move, and deciding on furniture placement early, will save you quite a bit of time come moving day.
3. Get help. Whether it’s from your friends and neighbors, or hiring a moving company, heavy furniture requires help. It will save you lots of time and money in the long run, especially if you get injured; and your furniture is much less likely to get damaged this way.
4. Take your time. Even if you’re in a rush, take each piece one at a time and don’t rush it. Going too fast will get things broken.
5. Protect your furniture. This could mean wrapping it in blankets, double boxing things, or waxing your wood pieces. If something might have been scratched, the wax will be scratched, and not your furniture!
6. Whether your pieces are antique, or have an old world feel, it is never a bad idea to have things appraised and insured. This way, if the movers, or you, damage a piece, then you could get reimbursed for the value and replace it.
7. Mark your furniture! (No, not in a way that will damage it, but maybe put a post-it of a certain color for pieces for your living room, and another color for your dining room, and so on. This way, everyone knows where things are going and it saves time and moving things around later.
8. Hire a child/ pet sitter. They will be safer and you (and your movers) will be less distracted and less stressed.
9. For really heavy items (especially if you’re moving them yourself) try walking the furniture. This means leaning it back and pushing the sides forward one at a time. Go slowly, and take small steps. The job will get done eventually!
10. Always remember to lift with your legs and not with your back. And if you can avoid lifting altogether, then do so! Get creative!
Moving can be rough and stressful. Hopefully these tips will help you stay organized and stay on top of your move, whatever the size may be. If you have any additional helpful hints to add, then please add them below! Try to make the most out of your move and keep it fun and relaxed and it will go much more smoothly. The more time you give yourself to prepare, the better off you will be, and don’t forget to just smile and laugh it off when things tough. Happy moving!
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