Professional Tips for Moving Heavy Furniture

Professional Tips for Moving Heavy Furniture

You are preparing to move and have decided to use mobile storage units in San Diego to transport your belongings. Using a mobile storage unit is a cost-effective, efficient moving method, allowing you to move on your schedule and on your terms. It also means you will be responsible for the loading and unloading of your items into the rental container, including your heavy furniture.

Tips for Moving Furniture into Mobile Storage Units in San Diego

Like all other aspects of your move, careful consideration should go into the way you will move your heaviest items. The following are some helpful tips to prevent personal injuries or damaging your furniture as your mobile storage unit is being loaded and unloaded for your move.

1. Plan It Out

Never pick up a piece of furniture without knowing exactly where it is going and how it will get there. Clear the floor or debris, open any doors along the route, and make sure there is enough room for any maneuvers you will need to execute.

2. Watch Doorways and Molding

It is so easy to bump a piece of furniture into your doorway on its way in or out. If you need the space, you can remove the doorway molding, which will serve to protect the doorway and furniture from possible damage.

3. Furniture Sliders

Heavy furniture being moved along your floors can damage carpeting and hardwood floors. Protect your flooring by using furniture sliders to move sofas and big chairs. Keep them on your furniture until the move is complete and the furniture has been put in place.

4. Pivot!

Large chairs, couches, and loveseats can be awkwardly sized, making it tough to get through doors and around tight corners. If you turn the item on its side and back the long end through the doorway or around the corner, you can rotate when needed. This can be a frustrating process that you may have to try a couple of times to get it just right. Keep calm and pivot!

5. Disassemble when Necessary

When all else fails, take it apart. If you can, remove the legs, or any other parts of the furniture that will disassemble. It will enable the piece to fit through and around tight spaces and make it easier to pack it in your mobile storage unit.

6. Safety Gear, Equipment

Investing in high quality work gloves, back support, and solid work boots will help protect your body from the rigors and potential dangers of moving your furniture into and out of a mobile storage unit.

7. Hello Dolly

When moving any heavy objects like furniture or appliances, a moving dolly is your best friend. There are a wide range of styles and sizes of dollies that can be rented or purchased. Make sure you get the proper size for your moving needs.

8. Lift with Your Legs

If you lift heavy items improperly, it can lead to serious personal injury. Always lift with your legs and not your back. Bending at your knees instead of your waist will prevent undue stress on your hips and legs.

9. Get Some Helpers

The best way to throw out your back, or damage your furniture or home is try to move big, heavy furniture by yourself. You will need at least one helper, more if stairs and long couches are involved. When moving a sofa up or down the stairs, there should be at least two people on each end.

Get Started with Coronado Mobile Storage Today

For further information and/or to secure a mobile storage unit in San Diego from CMS for your upcoming move, contact the industry leaders at Coronado Mobile Storage today at 619.423.8645 or visit to get started.