How to Move Heavy Furniture?

Moving furniture, especially heavy furniture, can be strenuous and sometimes even dangerous, even when friends and family pitch in. The best place to start is to prepare and plan appropriately. A game plan and an idea for safely moving large furniture will make the process much easier. 

Ways to prep to move heavy furniture:


  • Gather supplies: Preparing your supplies before the move is extremely helpful, including all packing materials and moving supplies that you might use on moving day. 
  • Plan your route: Map out your route of where the furniture will be moved to in your new home, which will help with knowing any obstacles you may encounter during the move. 
  • Measure: Make sure to measure the furniture, any door frames, or spaces you may have to fit your furniture through to make sure you will be able to get your furniture where it needs to be.
  • Protect doors and walls: If your route includes rounding tight corners, then wrap the furniture in moving quilts or blankets. Wrapping furniture will protect it from any bumps or knicks on the walls or furniture. 
  • Ask for help: Whether hiring a professional moving company or recruiting friends to help, it is much safer to move furniture with extra hands than moving it yourself.

Copperstate Moving also has a list of supplies you might need:

  • Moving blankets
  • Stretch wrap
  • Dollies
  • Lifting straps
  • Hand trucks
  • Tie-down straps
  • Furniture sliders
  • Packing tape
  • Furniture lifts


Moving Large Furniture

An easy way to move furniture is often disassembling it. If the piece is large enough, then trying to move it as one piece can prove to be a very challenging task. It also could be dangerous! Items like dresser mirrors should be removed from the dresser before moving.

Items like dining tables, couches, and large desks might have detachable legs that should be removed to make moving the furniture easier. Don’t forget to remove everything from any dresser or desk drawers to lighten the load.

Keep in mind that love seats or larger chairs may also be easier to work with if they are turned on their sides and can be “hooked” around doorways and corners. 


Contact Us

If you look at all your furniture and don’t know where to start or how it will possibly be moved from where it stands, contact us! Our team of professional movers is here to help with any and all your moving needs. 

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