The Best Way to Move Heavy Furniture (Without Throwing Out Your Back)
Carry Furniture from Top to Bottom
Long and heavy items, such as dressers and bookshelves, are often the most difficult items to lift and maneuver. One of the best ways to safely transport these items is to follow the “top to bottom” method, where the top of the object is leaned backward while the bottom is carried and supported. Moving items this way will help you keep the object centered and will prevent you from being thrown off-balance.
Always Use Proper Lifting Techniques
Probably the most important trick to remember when moving, is using the correct lifting technique. If you learn to lift and carry heavy items using this technique, you will avoid unnecessary strain on your back and prevent an injury from occurring. The majority of lifting should be done from your legs, not your back. Remember to bend at your knees and keep your back straight. Whenever possible, it is better to push or slide furniture instead of carrying and lifting heavy pieces. Many hardware stores sell furniture slider pads, which can be slipped underneath legs of heavy items for easier moving.
“Hook” Chairs and Sofas
Large chairs and sectionals can be some of the hardest pieces to fit through doorways and around staircases. By using the “hook” technique, you’ll be better able to fit awkwardly shaped pieces through openings. Turn the chair or sofa on its side so that it’s shaped like an “L”, and carry it back-first through the door. Follow with the rest of the frame to get the entire piece through the doorway.
If you’re looking for help with your next Denver move, get in touch with us at Amazing Moves to find out how we can help you have a smooth and successful move.