Watching a professional mover work, you would be amazed at how they easily move heavy pieces of furniture without breaking a sweat. It is not that they are all super strong, but the key is in the experience and knowledge. Proper technic often beats sheer force.
In this article, we will teach you the different methods the pros use to move heavy furniture. Follow these tips next time you will have to move your antique buffet and you won't end up with back pain.
The whole article could be summed up by this simple rule: do not lift when you can push, do not push when you can roll.
Of course the furniture will often dictate what the appropriate method is but keep this rule in mind and look for ways to roll or push as much as you can.
First, let's state the obvious.
To move a heavy furniture easily, make it lighter. The lighter it is, the less effort it will be.
It is obvious, yet many people overlook this step. By unloading the furniture as much as possible, you will dramatically reduce its weight.
Remove cushions from sofa, empty the furniture from books, magazines and miscellaneous (even the small items add up), remove the drawers and doors if possible etc.
If you cannot remove the drawers and doors, strap them so they stay in place.
It is also wise to plan the route beforehand. Know where it lands and how you will get there. Clear the path.
Now move it!
Here are your options by order of priority: Roll, Push, Lift.
The best option is to roll the furniture. If your are lucky, the furniture is already on wheels (quite common with fridge). Otherwise your weapons of choice are: