How to Move Your Furniture When Moving House

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Moving furniture can be tricky business. From how heavy it can be to how big it can be, there are many things that may cause you to struggle when you are moving. Luckily, if you know how to do it properly, you should not have any issues and everything should go smoothly.

In this article, you will learn three things that you will want to know about in order to safely and efficiently move furniture when you are moving home.

Hiring a furniture removal company

The number one most important thing to do when you are moving furniture for moving house is to hire a professional furniture removal company. With a moving company, you are able to get all of your belongings and furniture moved over at once. Not only that but they will be able to move it out of your home as well as moving it into the new one which will make your life easier. Although you will be moving some furniture still, the amount of workload that will be reduced by hiring professionals is very useful. Moving a lot of furniture can be exhausting and in some cases can lead to injuries. At a time where you have many things that you need to get done, you can't afford to exhaust or injure yourself.

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Proper technique

Despite having professionals do most of the moving, you will still need to be doing a fair amount of it yourself in order to clear out rooms to be cleaned and to put stuff in a place where the movers can take it. When doing this, it is important that you use proper technique to move things. Using proper technique will not only make the lifting easier, it will also make sure that you do not injure yourself. The point of proper technique is to make sure that you are lifting with the muscles in your legs such as your glutes, thighs and calves. The reason for this is that these muscles and bones are designed to support weight and within reason should be able to support the weight of the things that you are carrying. If you are lifting with poor form, chances are that you will be using your back muscles. These muscles are not designed to support heavy weight and thus can easily be injured if you put too much strain on them.

Getting help

Depending on how big or heavy a piece of furniture is, you may not be able to lift it by yourself. If it is too heavy you may simply not have the strength and if it is to big you may not be able to lift it from its center of gravity. In such situations, you will need someone else to help you lift things. To do this, it is beneficial to ask a friend or friends to help you with your move. When doing this, make sure that you are polite and offer to help them in return somehow. You don't want to be taking advantage of your friends. If you are living in a house with other people, get the others to help you lift things, it is a team effort and you should all be contributing to moving the heavy things.

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