Moving furniture takes skill, know-how, and a very strong good back. Don’t try moving your refrigerator into the basement without help from a small army. Or you may end up putting yourself in traction or worse. When you do move furniture make sure to wear a back brace or weight training belt, steel toe boots, and make sure to always use a furniture dolly.
We found a great blog post sharing a lot of other tips you should keep in mind whenever you attempt to move furniture around.
Sometimes you are all there is. There isn’t anyone else around who can help you move the furniture. Do you wait until someone happens by? Do you call a friend or relative that you’ve used way too many times before? Moving furniture’s not an emergency, and you like to save the frantic calls to relatives until you have one of those. You can’t call 911, or the police, or the city maintenance crew to help. It’s up to you and only you. So what do you do when you have to move furniture alone? Here are 10 tips to make your task easier.
Tip #1: Study the Problem
Study the whole situation before you take on the challenge. Few things are worse than throwing your whole effort into something to discover you liked it better the way it was before. Sometimes it helps to draw a scale drawing and map things out on grid paper. But if nothing else, at least measure the dimensions of the furniture piece you intend to move. In addition, measure any doorways or hallways through which it must pass, and measure the new place that it will call home. Click here to view rest of article.
Hope these tips helped you out a bit. Just make sure to use your head when moving heavy furniture around to avoid injuring yourself. The video posted below also has some great information to keep you safe as well.