How to Move Heavy & Oversized Items
If you are planning to pack and transport a move on your own, you need to make sure that you move all of your heavy furniture and other oversized items without hurting yourself or anyone else. Here are some tips that will help.
Plan Ahead As Much As Possible
Before your move-out date:
Get the Proper Equipment
Having equipment such as dollies, sliders, and straps is a godsend when moving heavy furniture and appliances. Two-wheeled dollies come in handy to move smaller objects as long as you don’t overload them or stack anything too high.
Plastic sliders should be placed on the carpet so you can push or drag your furniture across it, and soft padded sliders should be used on laminate or tile floors. Meanwhile, furniture straps can make it much easier to remove heavy furniture that you can’t lift or push on your own.
Know How to Lift or Push Heavy Items
There are right ways and wrong ways to push or lift heavy items. When you have to lift something, always make it from the lower half to prevent it from tipping over, especially when moving taller objects like bookshelves.
When you have to lift something, always bend at the knees and the hips, and never try to lift something that might be too heavy for you to raise on your own.
Chairs should be turned on their side to make maneuvering around corners and through doors easier.
Use a High-Low Method
When moving taller or longer pieces of furniture, use a high-low method while lifting with someone else. Lift from the bottom and tilt the piece backward while your partner holds onto the top. The item will be on its side, which will make it much easier to maneuver through narrow doors.
Know When to Get Help
Moving anywhere is a huge task, and you can’t always do it yourself. If you need any help, you can always contact Main Street Movers. Main Street Movers is a certified woman-owned and family-run moving company that has served Berkeley Heights for over 10 years.
Whether you have lots of oversized pieces of furniture or just a few heavy boxes, we will be happy to help you move out of your home. We are also experts at handling unusual and special possessions with care.
Contact us today for more information about our moving services.