How to Move Large Furniture Items?E. Ali
Right now, the housing market is extremely hot. People are purchasing houses in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, and Sharjah faster than they can settle on the market. These new mortgages can mean new homeowners and new neighbors. Be prepared to move if you are one of these people. Moving can be stressful, especially if your items are large.
What should you know before moving large items?
We’ll give you some tips and tricks to help you move large items before starting your move planning. When moving heavy items, it is important to have extra help. You can ask a friend for help or hire a professional to move your items. When lifting heavy items off the ground, you should squat and then lift your legs with your legs. This will protect your back from injury and prevent you from getting hurt. A third tip is to rent or purchase a large enough truck to transport your items. Finally, make sure you have enough cargo straps, pallet wrap, blankets, or moving blankets to secure your items during transport.
STEP #1: Get the pieces apart first
Breaking down large pieces is the first tip for moving large items. If it’s furniture, then remove all pieces and un-screw them so they don’t fit together. If it is a bed frame, then you should separate the headboard and the frame. Mirrored dressers should be treated the same way. Take the mirror out of the dresser and take out the drawers. It’s easier to move if you take apart the pieces before moving.
STEP #2: Make sure to use every angle
Once you have taken the pieces apart, make sure to move it from every angle. To make it easier to fit through doors, tilt any couches or dressers sideways. If tilting the item doesn’t work, flip it upside down and use a different angle. It can be difficult to move doorways, so make sure you use every position and angle possible.
STEP #3: Transfer it into the truck first
When moving large items, the next step is to put them on the truck first, before adding other belongings. People often leave large items behind when moving. They are the most difficult to handle. They realize that they don’t have enough room to put large items on the truck after they have loaded all their belongings onto it. They have to take out items in order to fit the large pieces. This headache can be avoided by placing heavier items first. Then, you can place the lighter items on the truck.
STEP #4: Grab it tightly
Don’t forget to give heavy items the space they deserve. If you place heavy items in a truck or car, make sure to strap them down. You don’t want anything to tip over and cause damage. To help you with this, most moving trucks come with cargo rails and straps. The straps should be tightened enough to prevent heavy items from falling over. To protect your items from scratches, you can use any blankets that are available. You can also use pallet wrap to prevent glass or drawer damage.
STEP #5: Take care
The last and most important tip for moving large items is to be careful while driving. Don’t speed when moving large items. When turning onto another street, make wide turns. You will be sure that nothing falls over or causes damage to your belongings during the trip.
STEP #6: Get help for moving day
Hire a professional if you require assistance with moving day. MoversUp movers and packers in UAE, we are specializing in commercial, long-distance, and local moving. We can do the job right, so you can feel confident.