No one likes dealing with awkward situations — including moving large and awkward items! Whether it’s a grand piano, a bulky sofa, or a massive refrigerator, these items require special attention to ensure a smooth transition. Here are some expert tips to help you master the move of your larger and more cumbersome belongings.
Measure Twice, Move Once
Before moving day, measure both the dimensions of your items and the doorways, hallways, and staircases they need to navigate. Ensure that there’s enough clearance for these pieces to move through without causing damage or getting stuck. The last thing you want is to realize your item can’t even fit through the door on moving day!
Disassemble When Possible
Take advantage of items that can be disassembled. This not only reduces the overall size of the item, but also makes it more manageable to transport. Keep track of screws and bolts by placing them in labeled bags and taping the bags to the piece. That way, you won’t lose track of anything and can easily reassemble the item at your new home.
Use Proper Equipment
Having the right equipment is crucial when moving large items. Invest in a sturdy dolly or hand truck to help with the heavy lifting. Straps and harnesses can also be beneficial for securing items and distributing the weight evenly. You’d be amazed at how much easier it is to move large and awkward items when you have the right tools!
Plan the Route
Before moving day, plan the route you’ll use when moving the large item. Identify potential obstacles, plan for any necessary adjustments, and clear pathways of any potential tripping hazards.
Enlist Professional Help
When in doubt, it’s often best to leave the heavy lifting to the professionals. Experienced movers have the expertise and equipment to handle large items with care, ensuring a safe and efficient move. At Little Guys Movers, we know how to move everything: pianos, large safes, big sectionals, you name it. Instead of stressing about moving your large and awkward items, just hire the guys who do it every day.
Contact us to get a free, custom quote for your move!