Tips for Moving Large Items Without Injuring Yourself

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Every move will inevitably have a variety of large items that are a challenge to move. From pianos and mattresses to entertainment centers and boxes full of books, these heavy items can be a hassle to move and even lead to an injury. Knowing that these heavy items are an inevitable part of every move, you want to make sure that you do your best to accomodate for these items ahead of time so that you’re able to avoid injuries at all cost.

In today’s blog post, the team at EZ Storage® in Pittsburgh is going to talk about a few tips for the times that you have large items to move and what you can do to make moving them just the slightest bit easier. Let’s get started.

Empty Items Before Moving Them

Taking the time to fully empty and break down heavier and larger items is one of the best things that you can do. Not only will it make it significantly easier to move them, but it will also make it so much easier to store them as well. Before you get started moving any of these large and heavy items, make sure that you take some time to empty them completely. This is especially true for any items that you’re not going to be able to break down into smaller pieces. Even the slightest bit of weight taken off the furniture can make a difference in the moving process.

Think the Move Through

Let’s face it, moving can really test a relationship. If you’ve ever had to move large furniture with your family, you know this! To avoid any arguments during the moving process, take some time to think about the process of moving these items. Measure the larger items to see if they’re going to be able to fit through the doors. If not, you may need to remove doors off the hinges before trying to move the items. Preparing for the move in these ways can make a big difference in the overall experience and minimize the chances of yelling and frustration, something that anyone in the middle of a move can appreciate.

Make a Plan for These Items

Moving is stressful, so even the smallest of hangups can make a difference in your timeline. When it comes to large, heavy items, it can be extremely beneficial to get these items moved early on. Start by taking an inventory of which large and heavy items you’re going to need help moving. Once you’ve done that, get a group of family and friends together to help you move them. If your next home isn’t quite ready to move into, store these items in a storage unit.

While putting these items into a storage unit is an extra step, the good news is that these items are now moved out of the house, and safely. All too often people wind up in a bind and try to move these heavy items without the support they genuinely need, which is where injuries can occur.

Hire a Moving Company

If you don’t have enough friends and family willing to help you get these heavy items out of the house, your next best bet is to find a moving company to tackle the job. Professional movers have tons of experience moving items that weigh quite a bit. Not only that, but they have the equipment to make moving these items significantly easier. So while you would be struggling to make do with the equipment and help that you have, a moving company could tackle this task in no time and allow you to get on with the next step of your move. With all of that in mind, it’s always better to spend some extra money having a professional move these things than risking an injury.

Use EZ Storage® for Your Move

If you’ve got a move coming up, let the team at EZ Storage® in Pittsburgh help you find a storage unit for your belongings. We offer a variety of moving supplies and a moving truck to help make the transfer of your items easier. If you’re interested in learning more about the various storage units available, would like a quote on a particular size of storage unit, or you’d like to get your self-storage unit set up, our team is happy to help. Give us a call and we’ll get you taken care of.