Guidelines To Safely Move Heavy Furniture

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Moving furniture can be tricky business. There are quite a few factors that need to be taken into consideration before you even begin to move heavy pieces of furniture around. Like every other aspect in the world, safety should come first.

Moving furniture within your home or between homes should always be done carefully and only after taking necessary precautions. A Smooth Move Removals has come up with a few tips on how to go about moving heavy furniture.

Make a plan

You need to know exactly where you want to put your furniture before you start moving it.

This makes the whole process efficient and this means you won’t have to keep dragging your heavy furniture around too many times.

So, visualize and decide where you want to put each piece before executing your plan.

Evaluate to situation

Be realistic about your own abilities.

Assess your health and strength before you start attempting to move heavy furniture.

If you have pre-existing conditions like a bad back or arthritis, it is probably not a good idea to start moving heavy furniture.

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You’re better off getting removalists to help you.

As mentioned earlier, safety comes first so there’s no use being stubborn and hurting yourself.

At the end of the day, you’re better off availing two men and a truck if you feel like you’re not 100% up to it.

Use equipment

Don’t hesitate to use equipment.

Trolleys, shoulder straps and other moving equipment exist solely for this purpose, so it’s a good idea to use them and make your life easier.

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Removalists use them all the time.

Using these specialized pieces of equipment will not only will this make the move easier, it will reduce risk in terms of hurting yourself.


The best thing you can do while moving furniture is being smart.

Disassemble bigger pieces of furniture where possible while moving.

Drag larger pieces across the floor where it is viable to do so.

This requires less strength and is safer and better for your back.


Alternatively, if you’re not feeling up to it to move a bunch of heavy pieces of furniture around, don’t hesitate to give A Smooth Move Removals a call. Our experienced and friendly team down at the Gold Coast will be more than happy to assist you with house removals, home removals, office removals, furniture removals and anything in between.


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