A tall dresser, filing cabinet or shelving unit is awkward to handle. Make it a two-person job. Tip the item backward at an angle and have one person carry the top while the other carries the bottom. This centers the weight and keeps the item from swinging out of control. Transporting the item up or down stairs is easier too, since the carrying angle will roughly match the slope of the stairs.

Invest in furniture sliders.[1] You can buy the sliders of appropriate size at your local hardware or home goods store. National chains like Home Depot or Lowes will definitely sell furniture sliders. If you are planning to move your furniture over carpet or grass you should buy sliders that specialize in that movement.

  1. Push the furniture. Once you have the sliders under the corners of the furniture you can begin to push it. Having another person would be helpful to insure that the furniture does not tip. Push the furniture from a lower section rather than the top to minimize the risk of tipping. The friction is almost eliminated with sliders and the furniture should move very easily.

شركة نقل اثاثشركة نقل عفششركة نقل اثاث بالرياضشركة نقل عفش بالرياضنقل عفش بالرياضنقل اثاث بالرياضارخص شركة نقل اثاث بالرياضاسعار شركات نقل اثاث ارقام شركة نقل عفش

  1. Use a shoulder dolly. These are lifting straps that connect to your shoulders and help take the weight off your back. They help you utilize your stronger muscle groups while also giving you added leverage. You can buy a shoulder dolly online.

    • Shoulder dolly’s are not recommended for moving furniture up or down stairs – the weight will shift almost completely to the person on the bottom.[2]
    1. Use moving blankets. Instead of sliders you can also use the moving blankets that are generally used to keep furniture safe during a move.[3] Moving blankets work in a similar way to sliders, although you will put the entire blanket under the piece of furniture. Once the entire blanket is under the furniture you can start pulling the blanket in the direction you want to move. The furniture should slide along with it. This is much easier than trying to lift the whole thing.[4]

      • If you need to move heavy furniture up stairs you can fold up a bunch of moving blankets and place them on each step to turn your stairs into a makeshift ramp. Once you’ve done that you can place another blanket under the piece of furniture and pull the edge to move the furniture up the steps. If your steps are particularly steep it would be a good idea to have a friend steady the back of the furniture.[5]
      1. Use a moving dolly. A hand truck or a square moving dolly could be good options depending on the type of furniture you’re moving. A hand truck is a piece of metal moving equipment that stands upright with wheels on the bottom. The handle is at the top and a platform to hold the furniture is at the bottom by the wheels. Moving dollys are small square platforms with four wheels. You can find moving dolly’s of all different sizes.

        • Use a hand truck to move furniture by wheeling the platform under the piece of furniture you’re trying to move. A hand truck will work well for smaller bookcases, tables, and dressers. Lean the furniture against the hand truck and tilt the handle toward you. The furniture will lean with the hand truck and you’ll be able to wheel it around. This is much easier than pushing it.
        • Be very careful with hand trucks. If you try to move a piece of furniture that is too large it could fall and crush you. Your strength will be keeping the furniture upright.
        • Moving dollys are very easy to use. All you need to do is place the furniture on top of them and then you’ll be able to use the dolly’s wheels to push it around. Make sure you find a dolly that is large enough for the piece of furniture you plan to move.
        • Having a friend to help you pick up the furniture would make the process of getting it on the dolly easier.

 

اترك تعليقاً

لن يتم نشر عنوان بريدك الإلكتروني. الحقول الإلزامية مشار إليها بـ *