14 Tips for Moving Furniture
Whether you're relocating or just rearranging, moving heavy furniture is a big job. Use these simple techniques to move heavy, awkward items without wrecking your back, your house or the furniture. How to move heavy furniture by yourself - use your head, not your back.
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Carry Tall Items High and Low
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'Hook' Chairs Around Corners
You should use furniture anchors after placement of the moved furniture.
How to Move a Couch: Stand Couches on End
Furniture Carrying Straps: Shoulder Dolly
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Furniture Carrying Straps
Don't Carry or Drag—Slide
Protect Furniture With Blankets and Plastic
Make a Mattress Sling
Cut and Fold a Box Spring
Plan Where It Lands
Take the Back Off a Recliner
Take Apart What You Can
When you're lugging a sofa through a doorway, remember: You can always make it a few inches smaller by removing the feet. The same principle applies to any piece of furniture you need to make sleeker or lighter: Take off any and all knobs, drawers, shelves, racks and legs.
Remove Your Door Stop Molding
Ramp It Up (and Down)
Use lumber, scaffold planks and blocks to create ramps to maneuver items.