The art of moving is familiar to most of us at Matco. Between home, office, and restaurant moving, in one way or another, most people have been involved in some sort of moving process. Packing boxes of books and clothes are straightforward, things get more complicated as they grow in size (have you ever wondered how you would get a full-size sofa out a patio door?). Below we’ll share some tips on how to move large furniture, and how Matco’s Edmonton Movers can help!

The Measuring Tape: Your New Best Friend

The first step in moving large furniture is figuring out if needs to be disassembled, or if it can stay in one piece. Pull out the measuring tape to see if your piece will fit through doors and hallways, or if it will need to be broken down. As an additional consideration, make sure the furniture item isn’t too heavy – consider breaking extra bulky items down into more manageable pieces to avoid physical strain and damage.

Clear a Path for Your Edmonton Movers

Moving bulky items likely means you’ll be focused on the effort it takes to move and carry them. The last thing you want is to step on a piece of lego (ouch!) or bump your foot on the coffee table. Make sure you clear your path of any unnecessary objects – including wall hangings like pictures and mirrors that are likely to get bumped and broken. If you hire Edmonton movers, they will usually require you to take down wall hangings anyways.

Empty it Out

If you’re moving storage units like dressers, armoire, or china cabinets, you probably have them stuffed full. Make sure to empty the contents of your item before moving. Remove drawer pulls, furniture legs, and any protruding knobs. Tape drawers and doors shut so they don’t swing open, if not possible to remove them altogether. These steps will reduce the likelihood of damaging the inner contents, reduce the total weight, and prevent little bits from getting caught during the move.

Protect Your Goods

It’s important to create a barrier between your items and walls or other furniture. Wrap the furniture tightly in moving pads or bubble wrap, this will prevent damage such as nicks and scratches.

Get the Right Tools

Moving furniture doesn’t just depend on brain and brawn – having the right tools for the job will reduce strain and allow for a simplified, efficient process.

Furniture Dolly: Perfect for moving boxes, or large and awkwardly shaped items.

Stair Rollers: Used to easily roll heavy items downstairs, best when used by more than one person.

Glides/Sliders: Plastic disks that help you push heavy furniture across the floor, without damaging the floor or furniture!

Plan it Out

Before your items reach their final destination, decide where they’ll be going. If you’re moving into a house, clearly layout where all the large furniture will be going, which beds go to which rooms, etc. This way, the movers can bring items to where they belong and you won’t have to continue to shuffle things around after the fact.

Looking For Help Moving Your Large Furniture?

Our Edmonton movers can help you with your local, long-distance or international move. We are a full-service moving company that is dedicated to delivering a stress-free and positive moving experience. We have locations in Toronto, Calgary, Edmonton, Yellowknife, Whitehorse and Inuvik and over 55 years of moving experience and expertise.

Contact us today for a free moving quote and to learn how Matco’s professional movers can help you with your next move.