Checklist and Tips for Moving Furniture


Loading couch into truck

Moving can be a tricky thing to figure out, especially when it comes to large furniture pieces. After you've met with new home building contractors Fort Wayne, IN, and they've constructed your dream home, it's time to get started packing. One option is to hire a moving company and let them do all the work for you, but the far cheaper option is to do it yourself. There are a few things that you should know when it comes to moving furniture in order to protect yourself and your possessions. Even if you do hire a moving service, you should know some of these things as you may need to do some prep work for the movers.


Take an inventory of all of the items and furniture you're moving. This is good to do regardless of how you're having your items moved. This will also help you to know what furniture can be prepared early on and what needs to wait until your actual move date.


Take measurements of the doorways and hallways that your furniture needs to move through in both your old home and your new home. Your new homebuilder may be able to help you out with this one by providing you with measurements for the house without you having to go there yourself. These measurements will help you determine how your furniture is going to be able to move in and out of the two homes.


The proper tools and equipment are essential to moving furniture. You will want a dolly and straps to help protect your back as you move large and heavy furniture. Some other equipment you may want includes packing fillers, such as air-filled bags, to protect any fragile furniture items, like glass tabletops. You'll likely need some standard tools so that you can disassemble your furniture to make it easier to transport through doorways and halls. For all of the pieces of disassembled furniture, make sure to have a bag, marker, and tape ready to label everything.


Start with disassembling your furniture. This means you need to remove the legs from your couches, take apart the pieces of your large bedframes, and separate tabletops from their bases. This is going to be one of the most time-consuming parts of packing, so it's best to get started on it as early as possible.


Managing the items that are left from disassembling all of your furniture can be stressful because there are tons of screws to be maintained. Once you remove each screw, bolt, or leg, add them to a storage bag. Once all of the parts of one piece of furniture have been separated, seal the bag they're in, label it with the furniture it belongs to and how many pieces are in it. You may have multiple bags, so label those as well. For example, label a bag with "loveseat, 2 legs, bag 1 of 3," and you'll be sure to keep track of it all. Tape the bag to the furniture item if you can or store it in a box labeled for the correct room.


The last part of moving is loading the truck properly. Start by loading the heaviest and largest furniture and appliances first. This will prevent any complications during the drive from one house to the next and make it easier to fit more of your possessions onto the truck. You'll be able to fill the space more efficiently.

Your new home contractor in Fort Wayne, IN, has already built you the perfect home; you should make sure that your furniture makes it in perfect condition to match your new home's condition. Moving your furniture doesn't have to be stressful if you do it the right way. Your contractor's job is to build your dream home, and yours is to fill the new home with your furniture and decorations. See what kind of homes Lancia Homes can build for you online at