Moving to a new home, or simply redesigning your existing place means that you’ll probably have to move furniture around, until you’re satisfied with how everything looks. Follow the tips below to avoid causing damage to your back during the process:

 

Remove everything inside the furniture

Most of us forget to do this and try to move everything when it’s all loaded up. Take the time to empty your furniture out. Not only will it make it lighter, it’ll prevent something from falling out accidentally and creating a big mess. Source: ApartmentTherapy

Use a shoulder dolly to lift 

A shoulder dolly uses your legs and shoulders to lift items. The load feels lighter since it frees your hands. Bending over isn’t necessary, allowing for proper upright posture. This equipment includes straps and harnesses for 2 people, so make sure you have a partner. It’s one-size-fits-all and adjustable to different heights. 

  • A shoulder dolly can lift up to 1000 pounds. It moves furniture seamlessly across carpet and other surfaces.
  • Fit the webbing through the buckles, and attach it together. Place the webbing directly under the furniture, and carefully lift to move it to your desired location. Use your hands to stabilize the furniture so it doesn’t fall over. Source: WikiHow

Buy sliders or gliders

After wrapping up your furnishings in moving blankets, use sliders to move the furniture. These sliders (or gliders as they’re sometimes called) can easily be found online (tip: check Amazon). Sliders are special pads made of either plastic, rubber or felt that fit underneath furniture legs. Once placed underneath the furniture, you’ll be able to easily glide the item across the floor without scratching up your hardwood. Furniture sliders are perfect for couches, dressers, tables and heavy appliances. Source: Moving

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