Moving is a pain, there's no two ways about it. But there are some pieces of furniture that are more difficult to move than others. In this blog post, we'll take a look at some of the most difficult pieces of furniture to move and how you can make the process a little less painful.
One of the most difficult pieces of furniture to move is a piano. Pianos are big, bulky, and awkward to maneuver. And if you're moving a grand piano, you're in for an even bigger challenge. The best way to move a piano is to hire professional movers who have the experience and the equipment to do it safely. If you're moving a smaller piano, you might be able to get away with moving it yourself, but it's still not going to be easy. You'll need at least two people to help you lift it and carry it, and you'll need to be extra careful not to damage the piano or your home as you're moving it.
Another difficult piece of furniture to move is a bed. Beds are heavy and unwieldy, and they can be tricky to disassemble and reassemble. Again, your best bet is to hire professional movers who can handle the job for you. But if you're determined to move your bed yourself, make sure you have someone helping you and take your time disassembling and reassembling it. It's also a good idea to put something down on the floor where you're working so you don't scratch or dent your floors.
Moving on, let's talk about couches. Couches are notoriously difficult to move because they're so big and bulky. And if you have a sectional couch, good luck! The best way to move a couch is by hiring professional movers, but if you're set on doing it yourself, make sure you have plenty of help (at least four people) and that you take your time lifting it and carrying it so you don't hurt yourself or damage your furniture.
For starters, try disassembling it if possible. This means removing any removable cushions, pillows, and skirts or legs. Once you've done that, you should be able to get a better grip on the sofa itself, which will make lifting and carrying it much easier. If you can't disassemble your sofa, try putting slippery sheets or blankets underneath it before you lift to give yourself a little more leeway. And finally, always lift with your knees - not your back! Bend at the knees and use your legs to carry the weight, rather than relying on your back. This will help prevent injuries.
Next on our list are armoires and dressers. These are heavy pieces of furniture that are also often very tall - which makes them difficult to maneuver around tight corners or up staircases. The best way to move an armoire or dresser is to empty all of the drawers before attempting to lift it. This will lighten the load and make it easier for you (and whoever is helping you) to carry. Once the drawers are out, try tilting the piece of furniture onto its side so that you can get a better grip on it - this will also help prevent scratching or damage to your floors. And as always, remember to lift with your knees!
Last but not least are china cabinets and bookcases - two more tall pieces of furniture that can be difficult to move around tight spaces (like doorways). The best way to tackle these is similar to armoires and dressers - start by emptying out all of the shelves before attempting to lift them. This will make them much lighter and easier for you (and whoever else is helping) to carry without dropping or damaging anything. Once they're empty, try tipping them onto their side so that you can get a better grip before standing them up again in their new location. And as always - lift with your knees!
Moving furniture is never going to be fun, but some pieces are more difficult than others. In this blog post, we've looked at some of the most challenging pieces of furniture to move and how you can make the process less painful. Remember: if in doubt, hire professional movers! They'll make quick work of even the most difficult items on your list. Thanks for reading!