How to Move Furniture And Appliances

Ray Victor
Last Updated:
September 25, 2023

Moving homes is a critical job. It needs to be done with thought and effort. If you’re someone who usually likes to plan activities with efficiency, you will have less challenges to face during a move. 

If professional help doesn’t seem like the option for you, all of the packing and physical labor that goes into moving will fall on you. 

Moving a home all by yourself is tricky. So, it is important to remember that with skill and technique, you can make the process achievable. Today, we will discuss some of the best tips to help you move your furniture and appliances with no trouble. 

Remember that moving your furniture and appliances is a physical job. It requires you to be quite active. Hiring a team of professionals can always help you with the move if you're short on time or do not have the right skill. 

Decide on what you need to take along 

Before you begin shoving all your things into a cardboard box, look at all of your furniture. If some items don’t justify the hard work, set them aside. You can donate or gift anything that you will no longer need. 

Yes, in a way, you may be downsizing on things. But, would you really want to fill up your new space with useless items? Part of moving out means you can declutter and dispose of any pointless items. 

This tip is also handy for those moving to a more compact home. Getting rid of your things is an easy way to adjust to a smaller space.

Get your tools 

Anyone brave enough to move out on their own will need their own set of sturdy tools. To give you an idea, here’s what you should have: 

  • Duct tape. 
  • Bubble wrap. 
  • Cling film. 
  • Cardboard boxes (all sizes)
  • Screwdriver.
  • Wrench.

Certain packing materials help safeguard your valuable items. They also give you a smoother experience in packing. 

Bubble wrap will quickly become essential if you’re new to moving. 

Measure your things

If your furniture consists of intricate and fragile items, moving can be intimidating. Your best bet will be to measure most of your stuff beforehand and find the best box to fit them in. 

Measuring these items helps to give it the most proper protection from road turbulence and falling. A box closest in size to your favorite vase will hug it to maximize support and keep it safe. 

Measuring your things also gives you a rough idea of where to place them in your new home. Visual aesthetics can easily change based on precise fittings measured by the size of the room and the piece of furniture. 

Ask for a hand

Lifting heavy objects isn’t in everyone’s daily routine. So, asking for help from a friend or family member should help you carry most of your heavy furniture like sofas and tables. 

You will also be able to get more work done with the help of extra hands. Plus, having someone close to work with you helps make it that less boring! You will get to make a day out of the activity and get ahead in your move. 

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