Move your furniture safely

Moving, whether to Montreal or elsewhere, is an ambitious project. It’s important to get in touch with the right movers, to properly plan the unfolding of the day, to ask people in our entourage to lend a hand, etc.

Moving safety tips

Among the many aspects to be taken into account, moving the furniture is one of the most important ones. People go to great lengths to avoid breaking, damaging or scratching their furniture during the move.

However, whether you’re in Montreal or another city, you should know that when it comes to moving, there are several precautions to take for successfully moving furniture without danger. We have listed some of these below.

Tip #1: Avoid dealing with apprentice movers!

Moving is a business. A profession that one learns over many moves, whether you’re in the city (for example in Montreal), in the region, or even in the countryside! Even though you may have the best of intentions, you should realize that there are many aspects about moving that you know nothing about.

To be an efficient mover, you need to know how to warm up, how to move, how use your strength, etc. This will help you avoid injuring your feet, your back, your ankles, etc.

Therefore, if you want to move by yourself, make sure at least to enlist the help of a professional mover or someone with basic knowledge of moving. Don’t just call your uncle or your muscle-bound cousin. It’s much wiser to seek guidance from a professional mover. It is an investment that will not only save you money but, more importantly, will prevent unnecessary injuries.

Tip #2: Make sure you have the right tools!

To move your furniture in a safe and secure manner, it pays to equip yourself with the right tools. Although some might prove to be excessive, other tools are essential.

We recommend that you include the following tools on your list:

  • Complete range of screwdrivers
  • Moving harnesses and belts
  • Moving cart
  • Adhesive tape
  • Packing material

Moving furniture safely cannot be done without adequate equipment. So, make sure you have the right tools before you start.

Tip #3: Do not move your furniture alone

Moving furniture can be a very demanding physical exercise. Some furniture, such as a piano or a cabinet, requires particular attention. As mentioned above, you have to know how to use your strength to avoid injury.

This is why professional movers work as a team to carry out the different stages of a move successfully. Together, the two of them are able to distribute the effort required and thus achieve better results. So, if you choose to undertake to move your furniture yourself, it is recommended, at the very least, that two of you do the job. Ideally, your work partner will be an experienced mover who knows the ropes!

Tip #4: Make sure there is room to circulate freely

For a successful move, you need the necessary room to be able to move all the furniture and the boxes without being impeded. For this reason you must make sure that there is ample room for the movers to circulate freely while carrying the furniture.

Although this may seem like an obvious piece of advice, it remains no less fundamental. During a move, in the heat of the action, it is the kind of detail that often gets forgotten and causes damage that could have been avoided.

Therefore, whether it’s the corridor, the doorways, or stairs (there are many exterior stairways in Montreal), make sure you keep the path unobstructed and free.

Tip #5: Protect your furniture adequately

During a move, many pieces of furniture are at risk of being damaged during transport. It could be a scratch, a notch, a broken piece of wood, etc. Even if you take very special care, no one is immune from making a mistake at one time or another.
This is why it is recommended to properly protect your furniture, even before you begin the actual move. Here are a few tricks to maximize their protection:

  • Wrap your most fragile furniture in plastic bubble wrap
  • Choose reinforced boxes (they minimize the risk of shock)
  • Cover your furniture with a blanket during the entire transport
  • Disassemble sectional furniture to simplify moving them

Thinking of moving to Montreal or in the surrounding area soon? Wouldn’t you just love to get all the professional help and advice you need for a safe and efficient move? Or would you rather risk facing a whole bunch of problems you could have avoided?

Do not hesitate to contact a member of the Déménagement C.A in Montreal.

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