Moving is very time consuming and it can certainly get expensive because there are so many details to work out, and one of these details involves how to handle over-sized pieces of furniture. You need to determine ahead of time whether your furniture will squeeze through the doors of your new home, and if not whether it will fit through a window. It may seem like a minor detail, but if this is overlooked during the moving process, it can end up costing you a lot of stress and frustration, not to mention money. With everything else going on, this is definitely something you don’t need. What we suggest is that you take a look at our recommendations so that you can plan in advance how you’re going to move your large pieces of furniture.
Planning A Move Involving Large Furniture
Before you move it is important to determine whether your furniture will fit through the door and/or window so that you can plan accordingly. If it will not pass through either, you may be able to disassemble it, use a rigging service or sell those pieces and replace with new furniture. Drawing up a floor plan will help to make your move easier. You need to measure the size of each large piece of furniture before moving it. Measure the doors, corridors, windows and hallways of your current home as well as your new place. You must figure out how you’re going to move those pieces out of your current home and whether you can move it into your new apartment or house. You need to plan the exact route your movers will take in moving each of these pieces out of your old house and into the new one.
If your sofa is just too large and will not fit through the doorway, you may be able to dismantle it. Plan out the route and how you’re going to move it ahead of time. What areas of the home does your furniture need to pass through? It might be that you will have to lift and turn a large piece of furniture, like your sofa, vertical and on an angle to get it out of the house and into your new place. Envision everything in your mind ahead of time, down to the last detail. You do not want to move your sofa out of the room and down a flight of stairs before finding out that there is not enough room to rotate it so it will fit through the front door. This is why you must plan the route for every large piece of furniture before moving day. If you don’t think you can do this yourself, call your movers to send someone out to look at the furniture ahead of time so they know what needs to be done to move it.
If Your Furniture Will Not Fit
If you’ve already started the process of moving or you know that certain pieces of furniture will not fit through the door or a window, here are some ideas of how to proceed: