Moving to a new home is hard enough without worrying about lifting heavy furniture. If you’ve got items that are heavier than the average bear, we’ve got some tips for lifting them when it’s time to move to a new home.
Protect Your Body
The priority when moving is to avoid injury, especially when you’re working out how to lift heavy furniture. Always bend your knees and use your legs when lifting instead of bending at the waist and using your back. It’s the quickest way to a back injury. Also, wear gloves to protect your hands and closed shoes to keep your toes and feet from getting squashed.
Protect Your Walls and Floors
Wrap the heavy furniture you’re lifting in moving blankets and use plastic wrap if you can. This will protect your furniture and the walls of your home. Put down furniture pads to prevent carpet tears and scratched or broken flooring should the furniture drop or land heavily.
Use the Right Tools
There are tools to lift heavy furniture, and it’s a great idea to take advantage of them. Hand trucks give you the leverage and the wheels to move items from one room to another or to and from a moving truck. Moving straps are another type of furniture moving equipment that allows for fewer people to move one very heavy item. Another tool that can help move furniture is sliders. When placed under the legs or feet they let you slide the furniture across the room without lifting.
The best way to lift or move heavy furniture without injuring yourself is to let the pros do it for you. Call Nilson Van and Storage today for a free quote on your upcoming move that includes even the heaviest furniture.