Furniture Moving Safety Tips

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When you’re planning a move to a new home, there are several issues that you need to consider, including how you will move your furniture. Many homeowners are unprepared for how difficult moving furniture can be, often leading to injuries while packing up their old home.

Before you start your move, one of the most important things that you can do is to learn how to safely move your furniture to lower your risk of injury and damage to your valued pieces. Here are a few tips for safely moving furniture to your new home and advice for trusting your next move to professional movers in Kamloops.

Break Down Your Furniture

During a home move, the most difficult task is moving your large furniture. This can include pieces like full-size beds and couches that will not easily fit through most doors. While it’s understandable to want to move these items whole so that you can quickly set-up your new home, this can make your moving day much tougher than it needs to be.

To simplify your move and to avoid injuries, you need to deconstruct your large furniture so that you can move it piece by piece. Not only will this make moving your furniture easier, it can lower your chances of damaging your major pieces. A professional mover can help you break down your large furniture and plan its transport.

Get Necessary Equipment

The main cause of injury when moving furniture is not having access to the right equipment. Without moving equipment, it makes it more likely that you will drop your furniture, causing damage to yourself, your furniture and maybe even your home.

Fortunately, there are a few moving tools that can increase the success of your move and reduce your overall risks. These tools can include furniture slides, a furniture dolly and moving straps. The benefit of working with professional movers in Kamloops is that experienced movers will already possess these tools and know how to use them effectively.

Dress for the Occasion

An issue that’s easy to overlook when you’re planning on moving furniture is your attire. Like any important project, wearing the wrong clothes can make furniture moving much more difficult and can increase your risk of injury. For example, while you want to make sure you’re comfortable, clothes that are too baggy can catch on furniture and interfere with the moving process.

On moving day, make sure to wear comfortable clothes that fit well to eliminate the possibility of snags. You should also choose close-toed shoes like sneakers that will prevent you from slipping and sliding while trying to move your furniture.

Protect Yourself with Movers Kamloops

While there are a variety of ways to keep yourself safe while moving your furniture, your best solution is to hire movers in Kamloops with Pioneer Moving & Storage, LTD. With sixteen years of moving experience, the team at Pioneer Moving understand the effective, safe way to move your furniture. Whether you’re planning a local or long distance move, we’re here to help you in whatever way possible.

Contact Pioneer Moving today to learn more about our moving and storage services and to find out how our professionals can help you plan your next move.

More Information

If you would like to see other packing tips please see our Moving Tips page or stop by today. We would love to be a positive part of your moving experience.

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