The work of relocating from one place to another is such a hectic affair. This is because there is need for ultimate care when moving the furniture. It is an affair if not well done can result into total damages. By consequent, I have always tried to minimize these kinds of damages by applying the following tips.
The first step is to ensure that I am safe in case an accident occurs. This is achieved through wearing of a helmet, an overall gown, gloves and steel toed boots.
Before I engage in any kind of moving furniture, I do dismantle the parts that can be separated from the main heavy furniture. The next step is to label them to facilitate easy identification during joining. Thereafter, I move the dismantled pieces to the new destination. This reduces the weight of the entire load. It also helps clear the way and create more space for moving the huge item.
For heavy couches and sofas, I normally consider using sliders to move them over slick surfaces like linoleum, tiles or floorboards. While pushing them I ensure that I stay low by bending at the knees rather than solely through my back. This is a very important procedure as it prevents any damage to my back.
When dealing with some fragile items, I usually wrap them to protect them from knocks caused by transportation. For instance, I wrap plastic sheeting around the wooden tables when moving them.
In circumstances involving very fragile and heavy items, I do seek the services of moving companies. These are companies specifically established to provide services of moving goods at a fee. They have professionals who have the best skill in moving items.
With all these tips, my process of moving items is made simple.