3 tips on transporting big furniture

Moving heavy furniture without professional help means lots of planning and extra time. Whether you’re planning your home move or your office move, or just need tips on how to transport sofas, bookshelves, kitchen cabinets, or any other big furniture, you need to remember these 3 steps:

  • Preparation
  • Disassembling 
  • Protection. 

Here we’ll show you how to plan and transport big furniture.

Preparing for transporting big furniture 

Having to move big furniture is better to plan ahead. Here are some tips for the moving day:

  • Make sure that you have all the equipment that you will need. 
  • You can disassemble furniture, and you’ll need tools such as hammers, screwdrivers, pins, nails, and screws.
  • This preparation also means planning where the furniture will be placed in the new space. Measuring the room and the objects can help you. 
  • Are there stairs or extra steps in your location? Remember that creating a ramp will make moving much more effortless. 
  • Remember that you can slide your furniture. Have in hand hard plastic sliders for carpeting and soft, padded sliders for hard flooring.
  • If you are moving to a smaller place, rent storage and plan which furniture and objects will be sent to storage. 

If you want to know more about storage, read the advantages of furniture storage.


Big furniture must not be transported assembled to ensure a safe move without unpleasant surprises. Therefore, learn some tips for properly disassembling furniture before the moving day:

  • Before starting, remove objects that are inside.
  • Start by removing the doors and drawers and the usually snapped pieces such as the coat racks and braces.
  • Keep all parts that are removed safely. You can organize them in boxes or bags and make sure to label them.
  • Glass parts must be packed separately,

Protecting your furniture for removal

Since the goal is to have all your furniture arriving at the next destination safely, you need to protect it with resistant packaging to avoid breaks and scratches. How to pack correctly: 

  • Whenever possible, transport objects in their original packaging.
  • Choose good protection materials to wrap your furniture, such as bubble wrap, corrugated paper, styrofoam, and cardboard boxes.
  • Blankets and straps can provide extra security while moving.

Now you know all the precautions to take when transporting big furniture. Our last tip is to hire a qualified company to help you with your move. We will take care of all the work involved in planning and carrying out your private move quickly and easily. We will even pack your moving boxes so that you can devote your time to other tasks without stress.

Besides offering to move, you can also rent storage space for those objects that don’t have a place in your new home. Check our services here.

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