Moving furniture is sometimes needed for people who want to have a new atmosphere for their home and it is necessary for those who want to move to another house. Moving heavy furniture can be a tough job because this back-breaking task is very tiresome. The worse is when you move the heavy furniture alone. Here, you are going to learn together the tips and tricks about how to move heavy furniture alone.
- Assess the furniture
The first thing that you have to do to move heavy furniture alone is to assess the furniture. You should estimate the weigh first and try to lift it. If you think you can’t do it with your own strength, then you can use some helping items such as sliders. After assessing the weigh, we have to calculate the distance and the route the furniture will be moved. If you move through narrow door, you need to arrange the position of the furniture so that it can pass through the door. After knowing the weigh and the route, we need to assess the fragility of the furniture. If it can break easily, we need to cover the furniture first with clothes and plastic.
- Use sliders
When we want to move heavy furniture alone, we need to think about the surface of the floor. It may be slippery, uneven, or sensitive to damage. Dragging heavy furniture like a cupboard may stretch the floor. Therefore using sliders is the best way to move the furniture. Using the sliders can save you more energy because this trick is the best trick about how to move heavy furniture alone. Put it under the furniture then push and slide. We can also use carpet as slider.
- Reduce the weigh amount
Some furniture may be attached. It is not a bad idea to detach some parts of the furniture to reduce the weigh. For example, a big sofa or couch with attached cushion or pillows. Removing the cushion and pillow may help you to move the heavy furniture alone and easier. After you move it to the desired position, you can reattach the parts again to the furniture.
- Moving furniture upstairs and downstairs
Moving furniture up or down the stairs can be a tricky job if you are alone. You can use two boards as ramps then push it up or down by laying it sideways. Another trick is to put some cardboard or an old rug beneath the furniture and pull it carefully. By doing that trick, you will be able to move the heavy furniture alone.
- Kitchen appliances
It is a special trick to move heavy kitchen appliances like refrigerator and washing machine. You can spread some dish-washing detergent on the floor. This way will make the floor slippery and decrease the friction. You need to be very careful too not to slip and got crashed with the furniture.
Those are the five tips and tricks about how to move heavy furniture alone. Now, I am sure you can try and practice it by yourself whenever you want to move your heavy furniture. But still, be careful and good luck!