14 Tips for Moving Furniture
Whether you're relocating or just rearranging, moving heavy furniture is a big job. Use these simple techniques to move heavy, awkward items without wrecking your back, your house or the furniture. How to move heavy furniture by yourself - use your head, not your back.
Carry Tall Items High and Low
'Hook' Chairs Around Corners
How to Move a Couch: Stand Couches on End
Furniture Carrying Straps: Shoulder Dolly
Furniture Carrying Straps
Don't Carry or Drag—Slide
Protect Furniture With Blankets and Plastic
Make a Mattress Sling
Cut and Fold a Box Spring
Plan Where It Lands
Take the Back Off a Recliner
Take Apart What You Can
When you're lugging a sofa through a doorway, remember: You can always make it a few inches smaller by removing the feet. The same principle applies to any piece of furniture you need to make sleeker or lighter: Take off any and all knobs, drawers, shelves, racks and legs.