Household moving activities are nothing but completing one task after another. If you have ever moved before, you probably know how challenging it can be to keep everything on track during the move. Safety, efficiency, and affordability are three of the major concerns when it comes to moving from one place to another. Moving, packing, loading and unloading heavy equipment like furniture is one of the difficult tasks.
If you don’t have access to a professional moving company, you have to move your possessions yourself. We always advise people to let professional movers take care of their moving-related matters from packing to unpacking. They have the equipment and tools to safely move heavy objects with great ease and speed. Nevertheless, if you want to know what it takes to move furniture without professional assistance, keep reading.
Equipment Required To Move Heavy Furniture
Before you do anything, make sure you understand how to prepare and pack furniture and that you have all the necessary equipment to move heavy objects. Once you prepare and pack your precious furniture, bring in the right tools. Here are some useful tools you can use to get things done quickly and safely:
- Sliders: Human beings have been using simple techniques like sliders to move heavy objects for centuries. You can use a piece of wood or plastic with a hard rubber surface to slide heavy objects across carpets, floors and tiles. Just place the slider under a corner of the object and slide it effortlessly. Sliders let you get the job done with minimum effort. All you have to do is be smart and use reliable sliders. Households may consider buying sliders from nearby home goods stores. Or, they can use a piece of thick cardboard.
- Straps: In most cases, two men can easily lift a piece of furniture and move it to the vehicle. However, if you’ve got something heavier than that, use moving straps that connect to your shoulders and take the weight of furniture off your back. If you know how to use straps to move heavy objects, buy or rent them from your local moving supply store. A moving dolly is probably an ideal tool for households to move heavy furniture. If you have a moving dolly, secure the furniture on the wheelstand with strings and have one of your friends help you navigate your way out or in.
Use The Right Lifting Techniques
When lifting or moving heavy objects by yourself, make sure you know the right way to lift heavy objects to avoid injuries. For instance, the first rule is to lift the weight with your legs and not with your back muscles. Just bend at the knees while your back is straight and use the power of your lower limbs to lift the furniture or any other heavy objects. It’s advisable to push the heavy objects rather than to pull them. Keep heavy furniture close to your body and your eyes in front of you.
About Brothers Moving Edmonton
If you’re in Edmonton and planning to move, you don’t have to experience all that stress and fatigue. Talk to one of our friendly representatives today. We’ll take care of everything from packing and moving heavy objects to storage. Visit our website or contact us for more information!