Top Tips for Transporting Furniture in Your Home

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Top Tips for Transporting Furniture in Your Home Photo by Jack Jensen

If you have moved into a new home, or you are looking to rejuvenate your home’s décor, you might have to start moving furniture around. This is a hazardous job because you could find yourself chipping the edges of cupboards and suffering from severe back strain. There is a right way and a wrong way to carry furniture around. In this article, we are going to show you how you should go about transporting furniture in your home.

Centre the Weight : Carry heavy Harris Tweed furniture by holding one end high and one end low. This is a two-person job and can help to transport heavier cupboards and cabinets around. By holding it in this way, it is not going to swing out of control. Furthermore, the gradual slope makes it ideal for transporting upstairs. Carrying a piece of heavy furniture up or downstairs on a horizontal level makes it extremely difficult for both carriers to climb the stairs.

Hooking Chairs : You have some nice Tetrad Harris Tweed chairs and you need to get them out of a room. Professional movers will not just try to shove the chairs through the door. This is only going to cause damage to the doorframe and the chair itself. Hook the chair around the corner by turning it on its side. When it has that distinctive ‘L’ shape, move it back-first through the door. Curl it around the frame and it should slip straight through without causing any problems.

You can do the same with your Harris Tweed cushions and sofa set. In this case, you would stand the sofa on its end and hook it around the corner. It may not be as smooth, but it can be done.

Slide Not Drag : Rather than dragging or carrying furniture, make it easy on yourself by investing in sliders. Sliders can be bought easily. All you have to do is put the furniture on top of the slider and drag the slider. The slider will move across the floor with the furniture on top. That way you will not have to give yourself a hernia by attempting to lug it around. In addition, it will not lead to any scratches or scuff marks on the floor. For carpets, purchase hard plastic sliders. For hard floors, use soft padded sliders.

Make a Plan : Professional movers limit the amount of work they do by planning where each piece of furniture is going to land before they start working. Sketch out a plan of your home and determine where each piece of furniture is going to go. It reduces the workload because you will only ever have to touch a piece of furniture once. There is nothing more time-consuming than having to rearrange everything after you get it off the truck.

Overall, these tips are designed to help the amateur mover get things done. If you are not confident in your ability to move furniture around without causing any lasting damage, always call in the help of a professional moving team. They will be able to help you get everything where it needs to go.

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Loch Ness Furniture offers a range of Harris Tweed furniture. From Harris Tweed cushions to armchairs, they specialise in the latest interior design fashions.

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