Preparing to Move Your High-End Furniture into Your New Home – Our Top Tips

Preparing to Move Your High End Furniture Into Your New Home - Our Top Tips

The moving truck is in the driveway, keys are in your hand and the excitement of putting together your new home is unbearable. Congrats, you’ve made it this far, which is big accomplishment. With the finish line right around the corner, it’s time to bring it all together.

When it comes to expensive, high end furniture, extra care has to be taken to make sure that the pieces themselves and the new house aren’t damaged while moving them in.

High end furniture is typically adorned with small accent pieces, fragile decorative edges, and precious metals that do not react well to be banged around or smacked off walls. And your new home won’t appreciate it much either.

Here’s some quick tips to keep your expensive investments from becoming firewood.

 

Plan, Plan, and Plan Again

No accomplishment was ever made without a good plan to accompany it. Every good surgeon has well thought out plan before putting the scalpel to skin and you should have the same mindset when it comes to moving your high-end furniture in.

Grab a notepad and pencil as well as a measuring tape. Measure each piece of furniture for height, width and length and note them, a sketch of each piece is a great addition. Next, measure each door for height and width as well as any stairwells that need to be traversed. Visualize moving each piece to decide the best way to get them through each door and up each stair.

Make sure to let everyone helping know the plan down to the last detail such as which end is going first, if there needs to be any rotation or turning and where they will happen, and the exact placement of each piece inside the home.

 

Protection

Corners, decorative edges, and delicate adornments needs to be covered, secured and have special attention paid to them while going through tight spaces. Towels, bubbles wrap or moving blankets are well suited for this task. Doors and drawers should be secured with either shrink wrap or ties so they don’t unexpectedly open at an inconvenient time.

 

Man (or Woman) Power

This is not the time to be macho. If you’re not using a professional mover, which we strongly suggest, then you need to line up plenty of help. Especially for these pieces. If you’re running low on friends and family, hop on local marketplace websites, you can typically find people looking for gigs or odd jobs who would be willing to help for a fee.

 

Specialty Equipment

It’s going to be a huge help to have some specialty moving equipment for these jobs. Hand trucks, four-wheel dollies, floor sliders and various other tools can be found at the large home improvement stores and sometimes can be rented from local moving companies.

 

If you’re going to be paying for help and renting or buying special moving equipment, it would be a smart move to consider hiring a professional moving company instead. For almost the same amount of money, you can have these large tasks handled for you by professionals who insure their work.

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