It is fair to say that when you’re moving home, some of your belongings will be much easier to transport than others. Generally speaking, pre-packed cardboard boxes don’t cause too much hassle on moving day and they are fairly easy to move from one property to another, however, this can’t be said for all of your belongings.
Bulky, awkward and heavy items, like pieces of furniture, can cause all sorts of problems when you’re loading and unloading a removal van. Not only do you risk damaging your belongings and your property, but you also risk injuring yourself when you attempt to carry bulky items too. Many will dread having to move things such as sofas and wardrobes, but thankfully, there are some things you can do to make moving these bulky items slightly easier, including;
Enlist the help of a removal firm
Simply booking a home moving service can make a huge difference when it comes to moving bulky items. Professional movers have a lot of experience with bulky and awkward items, and they will know the best ways to move them. Not to mention, having extra pairs of hands can be really useful when you’re trying to move something heavy too and you can trust that a removal firm will make light work of loading and unloading a moving van.
Dismantle as much as you can
More often than not, you will be able to dismantle the bulky items you’re trying to move and it is always worthwhile taking items apart if you’re able to do so. You may find that even just taking the feet off an armchair, for example, makes it easier to get through a doorway. Ideally, you should dismantle your bulky items in advance of moving day, this will give you one less thing to do in the morning before you get your keys.
Use furniture wrap
It can be easy to overlook packing materials for bulky items, but they’re just as important as cardboard boxes and fragile tape. Purchasing some furniture wrap will be particularly useful for fabric items like mattresses and sofas, especially if it’s raining on moving day. A removal firm should be able to supply you with the quality packing materials that you need.
If you have any of the original boxes for your bulky items, such as your TV for example, use this during your move too. You can guarantee that it will be easier to move fragile and awkward items when they’re in a box with suitable protection.
Pre-plan your route
Before you even attempt to start moving your bulky items, get your tape measure out and check that you will be able to fit them through doorways and down corridors. You may need to take a less conventional route in order to prevent unnecessary hassle when trying to get bulky items out of your old house or into your new home. Also, think about how you’re going to hold the item, this will affect whether you can easily move it through a space.
Tape all doors and drawers
Some of the bulky items you need to move will have doors and drawers, and there is a high chance that these will swing open whilst you’re loading and unloading the removals van. Instead of taking the doors off their hinges or removing the drawers, which can be a lot of work, simply tape them shut instead. Keep some of the packing tape you have used on your cardboard boxes to one side so you can use it as and when required.
Finding local removal firms
Hopefully, when you have lots of bulky and heavy items to move, the tips above will come in handy on moving day. Planning in advance for these awkward items is always worthwhile and you will definitely thank yourself for doing so. Should you be interested in booking a removal firm to assist you with your move, don’t hesitate to contact our team here at Moving Home Made Easy today. Our experienced team can make moving day much less stressful for you and we have a range of useful moving services available to book.
Whether you’re moving across the street or around the globe, you can turn to us in confidence knowing that our team will make every effort to ensure we achieve your move day satisfaction. We pride ourselves on providing the highest possible level of customer service and our customers’ complete satisfaction is paramount to us.