Tips for Moving Heavy Furniture

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Moving heavy furniture from one place to another is troublesome because you will strain your back and get sweaty. This can even take the joy out of buying a new piece of furniture when you think about moving it. However, with the proper techniques, moving furniture is quite easy.

Here are some tips that will come in handy:

Use Sliders

You need to invest in some furniture sliders, which you can get from your local home goods store or hardware: national chains such as Home Depot will have furniture sliders. Whether you are planning to move furniture over grass or carpet, you need to purchase sliders that can handle movement. You can use Frisbees if you do not have sliders.

Companies such as Platinum Furniture Removals use furniture sliders to move heavy items. Just place the sliders at the corners of your furniture to reduce friction between the floor and your furniture. Once you have the sliders in place, you can start pushing the furniture. To minimize the risk of falling over, you should push from the lower area.

Use Heavy-Duty Velcro Straps

Don’t forget about heavy-duty velcro straps with buckle – these are great for moving heavier items!

Use Additional Equipment

Shoulder Dolly

Use these lifting straps to take the weight off your back. A shoulder dolly will help you to use your stronger muscle groups while giving you increased advantage. However, shoulder dollies are not meant for moving furniture up and down the stairs because the weight will completely shift to the person beneath you.

Moving Blankets

You can wrap your furniture in moving blankets to keep it safe as you move. They work similarly to sliders, but you need to cushion your furniture with the entire moving blanket. Once you do this, you can start pulling the blanket in the right direction to move the item.

When moving heavy items upstairs, you can place moving blankets on each step to create a makeshift ramp. You should then wrap the piece of furniture that you want to move in a moving blanket and pull it up the stairs. If you are afraid of dropping the furniture because the stairs are too steep, you should ask a friend to help you.

Moving Dolly

Depending on what you are moving, you should consider using a square moving dolly or a hand truck. A hand truck has wheels at the bottom and stands upright. A square moving dolly, on the other hand, is a tiny platform that has four wheels.

When using a hand truck, you need to be careful because you will be using brute strength to keep the furniture upright. Moving dollies are easier to maneuver because the wheels will do all the work for you. However, you need to find a moving dolly that is big enough to hold the furniture that you want to move.

Glossy Magazine

You can use a glossy magazine to reduce the friction between the floor and your furniture. They will keep the floor intact and make it easier to move furniture. However, you will end up destroying the magazine so make sure that you do not need it.


Move Furniture Manually

Use High Low Method

To carry your furniture this way, you need to enlist the help of a friend. You just have to tilt the furniture backwards to carry one end then let your friend carry the other end. This method will also come in handy when moving furniture on stairs because of the carrying angle.



The above tips will come in handy if you cannot afford to hire movers. Just make sure that you enlist the help of your friends and family instead of trying to move all your furniture alone.

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  1. Heavy furniture always scares me while moving. Thanks for helping with the nicest tips

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