Atlanta Moving Blog - Tips, Tricks, and Insider Info
April 13, 2023

Furniture Moving 101

Getting Ready for a MoveBy Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group 

Preparing to move is usually a huge project, but one most of us can tackle. It is not crazy difficult to organize your things into concisely labeled cartons or to put those cartons precisely in an out of the way room. You can manage the dolly and also the truck ramp, but what about your awkward furniture...what should you do? Many pieces only just fit through the doorway, how can will you ever load them into the truck?

The first step is to not panic. That huge sofa had to get into your family room somehow, so it’s a safe bet there is a way to fit it through the door now. Your huge dresser may be awkward, but there are steps you can take to get any furniture in your home packed and secured in the moving van. As a professional moving company in Atlanta, we have safely transported the big furniture for more than a few families. Let’s provide a couple thoughts on how professional movers in Atlanta use disassembly and work together to load furniture safely into the moving van - and then unload again!

1) Take off Feet from Big Furniture

Have a loveseat or recliner that won't wedge through the door? Take off the feet! This not only eliminates a serious scraping risk, but it also cuts important inches from huge furniture. Lots of furniture feet are screw-in, so you’ll be able to easily put them right back on when you get to your new home.

2) Take Apart What You Can

Furniture that is too large for the door is most likely assembled. Not only that, but it’s also meant to disassemble when it comes time to move or redecorate. Look for ways to disassemble the larger furniture items or take off parts which extend from the body of the furniture. Couch sectionals can be taken apart in sections (hence, the name). Vanities and also dressers often can have the mirror taken off and wrapped for safe transit. Coffee tables may have removable legs and workout equipment typically breaks back down into poles and weights.

You might tackle furniture disassembly by yourself or even hire a professional moving company in Atlanta who can provide expert-level furniture disassembly and also reassembly when you arrive to the new house.

3) Keep All Hardware Bagged and Labeled

Don't lose your furniture small pieces and also hardware! Label a Ziploc bag for each piece of furniture and keep all the hardware safe and sound inside. Then tape the bag to the furniture or put all (labeled!) hardware bags in the same easy-access box. This makes sure you can assemble your items back together the right way when it's time to reassemble in the new residence.

4) Remember to Work with Two or More People

Do not ever move large and bulky household furnishings by yourself. Always have a team of two or more people to gently haul and maneuver big pieces of furniture, especially through doorways, corners, and also narrow hallways. Do not put yourself, your furniture, or the walls at risk by trying to move big pieces of furniture by yourself.

5) Use the Correct Furniture Moving Equipment

Don't neglect your moving equipment. Furniture is heavy, heavy enough to hurt someone or really dent a wall unless everyone takes proper precautions. Using dollies as well as hand-trucks is usually vital to moving large, heavy, as well as bulky home furnishings.

6) Wrap Furniture in Blankets for Safety

You will find two very worthwhile rationales to use moving blankets (or even your own supply of spare blankets) to wrap pieces of furniture on the move. Moving blankets defend your furniture from being scratched or scuffed in the process of moving. Blankets additionally help decrease the chance of damage to the home as bulky furniture is moved through doors, corners, and also hallways.

Are you ready to move the bulky pieces of furniture in your household from one residence to another? If you don't have the energy or the team, a professional mover in Atlanta could assist with furniture disassembly, wrapping and transport, as well as reassembly after you arrive. Contact us today to talk about your move!


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