It sounds like a simple act, but lifting any heavy objects, including furniture, should be a careful process so that no one gets injured. Moving furniture not only takes physical effort, but also takes mental planning. With the proper precautions and assessments, you and your family can safely lift boxes and objects.
Gauge the weight of the object
Before moving furniture, you must recognize how many pieces you need to move and if you have the realistic physical capabilities to do so. For example, large sofas, pianos, and tables may simply be out of the question.
Ensure that the object is packed properly
You also have to consider the security of the object when moving furniture. Doing it yourself may seem like a good idea initially, but potential damages may not be the risk and effort.
Prepare pathways for moving furniture
Before you even lift a finger, make sure to anticipate any tight doorways, narrow hallways, staircases, and other obstructions. You may need to readjust your grip and coordinate some teamwork when coming across those spaces.
Most importantly, be safe when moving furniture
Always lift heavy objects with your legs, communicate thoroughly, pace yourself, and use proper help. Never overdo it. Of course, the best way to move heavy objects is to seek professional help. As your premier Austin moving company, we take every step to ensure that moving your furniture is our priority. With the right team and proper tools, moving furniture has become one of our specialties. Read about our residential and commercial services here or contact us at 512-452-4799.