Moving heavy furniture from one house to the other is not an easy task. It takes time, effort and muscle to do it right, which is why you should really take the time to decide if it’s even worth it. But if you absolutely can’t or don’t want to part with your favorite desk, here’s how you can get it moved efficiently.
The desk packing method you use will depend on the size and shape of the item.
Here’s what you’ll need to pack your desk:
You’ll have to disassemble large desks to reduce their overall weight and size. Remove all drawers, then detach any elements that can be removed, such as trays and glass panels. Remove legs as well. Keep all small parts such as nuts, bolts, metal planks, screws, and washers in sealable plastic bags.
Wrap these elements in paper first, then in bubble wrap. Tape it all together with packing tape. Be sure to wrap glass parts in furniture blankets so they don’t shatter.
It’s best to empty the desk drawers for safety. If the drawer only contains small things such as pens and paper clips, leave everything in the drawer, place packing paper on top, and wrap it all in stretch wrap.
If there are heavy items inside the drawer, like books and files, take each item out and pack them separately.
Determine which path you will take out of the home, removing any obstacles along the way. Measure doorways, hallways and corners, as well as the desk, beforehand to make sure everything fits.
Using furniture sliders will help you preserve your back and ensure no damage happens to your floors. Have some helpers on hand to assist you in navigating the desk across the floor, down stairs and into the truck.
Why risk your neck or back, or the integrity of your desk and surroundings? Hire us to do it instead! Whether you need to move a desk or any other type of furniture, contact us today for a free quote at 210-981-5327.