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5 Tips for Moving Furniture

Around Your Home Safely

Heavy Lifting 101

Has your spring cleaning marathon inspired you to rearrange items around your home? Before you go to pick up that heavy dresser, read these tips for moving furniture around your home to keep yourself, your furniture, walls, and floors safe.

Five Tips for Moving Furniture around Your Home

Get Appropriate Help and Make Sure You’re Comfortable Moving Furniture

Just because you want to DIY your Fengshui doesn’t mean you should. Furniture is heavy and a recipe for an injury if you’re not in the right physical shape for lifting.

You’ll likely need help, and be sure to recruit someone who you believe could be physically ready. Ask them to be honest with you if they think they aren’t up for the task.

Get the Right Supplies

There are tools to make the process easier for you. Forearm straps can distribute the weight more easily, and you can get sliders to put under furniture feet to make it easier and safer to slide around.

Make a Plan

Check threshold sizes, count steps, and know what your plan is before you start lifting and moving. You don’t want to get stuck in a stairwell trying to support a heavy piece of furniture while trying to figure out how to pivot around a corner.

Cover Corners and Tape Drawers

Sharp corners of furniture are a recipe for nicked walls. Cover them with something soft to lessen the impact. Also, furniture drawers and doors that swing open can ruin walls and redistribute the weight unexpectedly. Try taping them shut with furniture-safe tape.

Lift the Right Way

You’ve probably heard this your whole life: lift with your legs, not your back. It’s true! Squat down instead of bending down to keep your back in the correct position.

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