When you have to change house, for any need, you have to deal with packaging, stairs, movements, permits and transport of furniture. There is a need to better organize the work and plan the succession of actions to be taken in order to avoid incurring unpleasant incidents. The first thing to do when we have to move is to evaluate well if we are able to move everything that is in it independently (perhaps with the help of some relative or friend of good will) or if it is better to rely on an expert company that you pack and then carry out the furniture transport for us.
But if you’re planning to move home for little, we recommend that you put this idea aside, roll up your sleeves and … start work!
Let’s see what are the tricks to be able to move your furniture at home without “breaking” your back and reducing unnecessary efforts.
First step: remove the contents from the furniture.
The first thing to do when you need to change house (or if you want to change the layout of your furniture every now and then) is to empty all the furniture, shelves and bookcases and pack them carefully. At this stage, watch out for the most delicate objects and eliminate those you no longer use: sometimes moving is a good way to get rid of useless objects that we might not throw at another time!
Second step: disassemble or leave the entire furniture?
At this stage, the important thing to understand is whether it is advisable to dismantle a specific piece of furniture or if it is better to move it whole. Obviously both solutions have pros and cons.
Remove the furniture
When you have to move, very often you turn to professionals who dismantle furniture for us and who carry furniture for us; other times you try to do it yourself. This last hypothesis could prove to be not a simple operation: if you are not an expert you could do great damage. The thing to evaluate is therefore the degree of difficulty that an operation of this kind presents and to understand if you are really able.
If you are sure you can do it, proceed carefully (and make sure you have everything you need). To facilitate the reassembly operations, try to photograph all the steps of the disassembly of the single components. They will surely come in handy and speed up future operations. Don’t forget to keep the screws and the smaller components in transparent bags to avoid losing them; the individual parts you have disassembled, cover them and protect them with a good packaging.
Furniture transport without disassembly
Apparently this may seem like the fastest and most immediate solution to me if you don’t do everything correctly, you risk losing a lot more time and doing damage or getting hurt. simple suggestions and to have a kit for moving furniture, which can be easily found on the net for a few tens of euros.
If you do not have one of these tools available, you can also easily use:
- a carpet;
- a cloth or old woolen sweaters;
- of paper adhesive tape.
And now comes the beauty:
After having emptied all the furniture, if you have a trolley or sledges or even wheels, when you move home you can easily move all the furnishings, even the heaviest ones.
But there are some simple tricks to do all this even with the simple tools that we have listed just now and that we all have at home.