How to Move Large Items

April 14, 2023

When you’re moving, it’s normal to feel overwhelmed by the workload! From sorting to carrying your furniture, you may start wondering if it’s worth renting a U-Haul or another type of moving truck. Our best advice to you is to reach out to qualified movers with the appropriate tools, vehicles and physical strength to help you out with your move! If, however, you’re willing to live out the moving experience on your own, take a look at these 4 pieces of advice that are sure to help you move your heavy furniture safely and effectively!

1. Take apart the pieces

Most furniture can be easily disassembled, all you need is a small toolbox with different types of screwdrivers!

  • Start off by emptying your drawers and shelves by carefully putting away your belongings in labelled boxes. If you’re overwhelmed by the amount of things you need to pack, hit up our movers to help you sort and pack your items! Simply send a message through our chatbot and we’ll get back to you in under a minute.
  • Now that your items are empty, take the opportunity to dust them off! This will make things easier for you once you settle into your new home.
  • Tackle your largest furniture first: dressers, wardrobes, cupboards, and finish off with the easiest ones. If some of your furniture was purchased at Ikea, then you shouldn’t encounter any problems while disassembling them. Our movers, the Mates, can disassemble your furniture in no time! Don’t hesitate to send us a message via our chatbox to book our disassembly service.
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2. Get the right tools

To easily move your heavy furniture, you’re going to need to have these 4 helpful tools on hand:

  • Blankets to wrap around your furniture in order to avoid any scratches or breakage
  • Lifting straps to carry your washing machine and dryer
  • A furniture lifter that will help you get a good grip on your furniture before lifting them
  • A pair of anti-slip gloves to protect your hands
  • A dolly to lift large furniture and appliances

Once again, our qualified movers have all the tools you need to safely move your furniture, so don’t hesitate to get your instant free quote in under 2 minutes!

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3. Adopt the right posture

In order to lift a heavy load without injuring yourself, here are a few basic rules to follow:

  1. Position yourself facing towards the load while keeping your legs stable;
  2. Bend your knees;
  3. Firmly grasp your load;
  4. Bring it as close to your body as possible to keep a good grip
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4. Hire qualified movers

The best solution when it comes to lifting heavy loads is to hire some qualified movers. Our movers are experts in this field and will offer you a variety of services so that the only thing you’ll have to do is relax and put your feet up on your new sofa!

  • Residential move
  • Furniture delivery purchased from Ikea, Kijiji, Facebook Marketplace or any other second-hand store
  • Furniture storage
  • Furniture assembly and disassembly
  • Packing your belongings

Click here to get a free quote for your service in less than 2 minutes! If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact our customer service via our chatbot and we’ll respond in under a minute!

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