Tips To Protect Your Floor When Moving Heavy Furniture

Floors, floor coverings, doors, and walls suffer the most during a relocation process; especially when you attempt to do it yourself without enlisting professional help. So it is important to hire a professional to help you.

However, if you are going to be doing it yourself, here are a few tips to help you protect your floor from scratch and damage.

 

Get Help From Friends (Or Hire Professional Movers)
If you are moving some furniture items from one position to another within the same apartment, then it wouldn’t be necessary to hire a professional mover, unless the furniture is really heavy.

However, if you are moving to a different location, it is always safer to enlist help from professional movers. For one, these people have the tools and skills required to move heavy furniture items without damaging the floor and your valuables.

Also, moving heavy furniture all by yourself isn’t a healthy practice. You can easily sustain an injury on your back or even dislocate your arms. If you are moving to a very near location, you can enlist your friends and family members to help you. But even if they help you in loading, they may not be there to help you in unloading. Unless you financially constrained, hiring professional movers is very important.

 

Disassemble the Furniture Items
If you have some furniture items that can be unscrewed, it is important that you take that apart. This will reduce the stress involved in moving each item as a whole. Also, this will help to ensure that the items are safely packed in the truck before moving. Some items that can be disassembled includes bed frames, headboards, dressers, desks, and tables. Some special furniture items may require certain tools to disassemble and assembled afterward, make sure you have the necessary tools.

 

Buy Sliders and Gliders
Sliders and gliders are some of the important tools used by moving professionals. If you want to do it yourself, get one or two sliders to help you during the moving process. Sliders make moving heavy furniture very easy and injury-free. It also protects your floor from damage. The good part is, you can find high-quality sliders online.

However, it may be of little use to you after the relocation. If you don’t want to purchase a piece of equipment that will be of no use to you after a one-time use, then hire professionals to save you that waste of resources.

 

Wrap Your Furniture using Moving Blankets
Moving blankets can save you a ton of money during relocation. First of all, it saves as a layer of protection for your furniture, preventing them from damage that can occur from knocks and scratches. Secondly, it saves your floor from damage that can occur from rolling or screeching heavy furniture items.

So whether you are moving by yourself using gliders, or enlisting professional movers, make sure that your furniture items are properly wrapped using moving blankets. Some people also recommend using cardboards or towels as alternative materials.

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