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Tips For Moving Large Pieces Of Furniture

If you are moving from one house to another, then it may be time for you to think about the way that you are going to get your furniture out of your home and into your new one. This is especially true if you have large and bulky items that are difficult to get through hallways and doorways. You can and should speak with movers if you feel that you cannot move the furniture on your own. You can also follow the tips below to make it through your doorways a bit easier.

Remove Pieces

Removing parts and pieces from your furniture items can make a huge difference when it comes to fitting your biggest pieces of furniture through your doorways. So, look to see what you can remove first. The feet can often be twisted or screwed off couches and chairs, and you can often take the back off of your recliner. Wooden legs can come off chairs, and entire bedroom sets can be taken apart. You can even disassemble dressers and sideboards completely if they are simply too wide for your front door. 

Once you get off the removable pieces, you want to plan how to move the item through the door. Anything with an extended seat or L-shape, like a couch, should be rounded or hooked around the doorway. This technique is where you twist the furniture item so the bottom of the L-shape is moved through the door first. The inside part of the L should then be spun around the doorway so it hugs the jamb as you move through it. For example, position a couch on its end so the seating area is facing the jamb. Spin the couch so the back of the couch twists through the door at the same time as the feet do. 

If this sort of movement is a tight fit, make sure that you are wearing gloves or opt for moving straps. This will help to keep your fingers from becoming pinched in the doorway. 

Secure Your Mattresses

Mattresses are among the most difficult pieces of furniture to move. It requires a steady hand to get both your mattress and your box spring through your doorway. When it comes to your box spring, the rigid planks are simply not moveable. So, try to fit it through your doorway first. If it does not fit, then you can and should cut the planks along the underside of your box spring. Cut them lengthwise and then you can essentially fold the box spring and slip it through the door. If you want to make it whole again, then simply screw some hinges onto each cut plank. This way you can "fold" the box spring next time you need to.

When it comes to the mattress, opt for a mattress sling device or look for the handles that come attached to the sides of the mattress when moving. Two to three people should help with this due to the shifting weight of the mattress. 

For more help, contact a furniture moving crew in your area.