There is no doubt that
furniture should be used carefully and take care of
properly. At the same time you should handle furniture
carefully and in the right manner to ensure that it
lasts long. To handle a piece of furniture properly
and to move it carefully you should know the way the
piece is constructed. The other thing that is
important is the plan the moving of the piece
carefully. Here are a few tips about handling and
Before moving furniture, find out how it is
has been put together. Parts that can be detached should be
removed. Lift the furniture and carry it where it is the
Before moving furniture study the route that
you will use to move the furniture. Locate things that can
cause trouble. For example light fixtures that jut out the
wall can cause damage to the furniture and be damaged while
Glass tabletops should be moved carefully and
the route must be cleared of all obstruction. Wrap the glass
tabletop with furniture moving pad or wrap a blanket around it
to prevent any damage to it. This measure can be used while
moving any piece of furniture.
Using padding is important especially if you
are storing the piece away.
Before moving furniture plan exactly where
you will place the furniture after you move it. Ensure that
the temperature of the new location is the same as the present
one. Sudden and extreme variation in temperature and humidity
will damage the furniture.
Move furniture slowly and carefully. Bumping
the furniture against doorways, walls or other furniture can
cause damage to the furniture.
Use the required number of men to move
Hold the furniture you are moving firmly.
Ensure that it does not slip from your hand.
Do no slide or drag furniture along the
floor. The furniture and the floor or carpeting will be
Appoint one person to guide you along the
route as you move the furniture.
The single most important thing is to plan
carefully and meticulously, ensure that there are no
obstructions and plan every set of the route.