- 1: Plan & Prepare Your Move
- 2: Disassemble Your Furniture
- 3: Protect it
- 4: Lift & Slide to Move it
- 5: Load Furniture onto the Truck
- 6: Transport it Carefully
- 7: Unload Your Furniture
- 8: Reassemble Your Furniture
Wouldn’t it be awesome if every time you shift home you had professional movers and packers help to get the quick and comfortable move? While it may be excellent, it’s probably that there will come a moment in your life when you find yourself shifting home including heavy furniture without any help from professional movers.
But before moving heavy furniture by yourself you need to understand that just because you don’t have professional furniture movers helping you out it doesn’t mean you are actually totally on your own. One individual isn’t going to be able to move heavy furniture upstairs, move heavy furniture on carpet, move heavy furniture downstairs alone, or load up a moving truck with all the heavy furniture.
But the differences between having help from a furniture moving company and moving furniture in-house by yourself with a partner, friends, or family are pretty tricky. You’re going to want to have a complete plan in place for when it’s time to move heavy furniture by yourself out of your old house and into your new one.
How to Move Heavy Furniture By Yourself?
Ready to get dive into the basics of how to move heavy furniture by yourself without the help of professional furniture movers? Here is a step-by-step guide for moving heavy furniture upstairs and downstairs alone yourself:
1: Plan & Prepare Your Move
Make a list of all the furniture you need to move by yourself, including dimensions and weight. Measure doorways and assess the overall weight of the items you need to move to ensure they will fit through the door and not cause any damage.
Gather all necessary moving supplies, such as furniture sliders, moving blankets, ropes, dollies, and packing materials.
2: Disassemble Your Furniture
Take apart any furniture that can be disassembled, such as beds, desks, and shelves. Label all parts and hardware and place them in separate labeled bags or containers for easy reassembly.
3: Protect it
Wrap furniture in moving blankets to protect them from scratches and dents during transport. Secure the furniture with ropes or furniture pads to prevent it from shifting during transport.
4: Lift & Slide to Move it
Use furniture sliders or dollies to make it easier to move heavy items. Make sure to lift with your legs, not your back, and ask for help from others if needed. Slide furniture out of the room, rather than lifting it, to avoid damaging flooring.
5: Load Furniture onto the Truck
Load larger items first, such as sofas, armoires, and dressers. Fill in with smaller items, such as boxes, and use ropes or furniture pads to secure the items in place during transport.
6: Transport it Carefully
Drive carefully and make sure to take turns slowly to avoid damaging your furniture. Try to avoid sudden stops or starts to keep your furniture from shifting.
7: Unload Your Furniture
Repeat the lifting and sliding process to get your furniture into your new home. Place furniture where you want it, and make sure it’s in the right room before unpacking boxes.
8: Reassemble Your Furniture
Put back together any furniture that was disassembled, following the labels and bags you created earlier. Place furniture where you want it, and make any necessary adjustments…
These steps will help ensure a safe and successful move of furniture by yourself. Don’t forget to take breaks and stretch, and stay hydrated throughout the process of moving heavy furniture by yourself.
Bonus Tip on Moving Heavy Furniture Alone
If you think having to move heavy furniture by yourself is too much work then hire professional furniture movers like Masa Movers for extra protection and ease of transport.
Why Choose Masa Movers for Furniture Moving?
Masa Movers is the best furniture movers in Dubai, helping you handle any issues connected directly to furniture moving. We will not only carefully finish the furniture moving job, but also, if required, assemble or disassemble it, load as well as unload, lower and raise it to the floor.