Published on November 18, 2020

How to Move Bulky Furniture Like a Pro


If you’re moving heavy, large pieces of furniture on your own, you need to know how to move bulky furniture like a pro to avoid being stuck or an injury!

The fact of the matter is no matter how much you plan and prep for your move something is likely to go awry. Benjamin Franklin was mostly right when he said, “But in this world, nothing can be certain, except death and taxes.” We’d like to add a little something to that phrase that applies specifically to moving day: mishaps. Boxes may get misplaced. You lose a set of keys that you desperately need. Oops, someone forgot to turn on the AC in the new home. If you can imagine it, chances are it can happen. That’s life. Here at A Mother’s Touch Movers, we want to see your move go off without a hitch. While we don’t have a direct connection to the cosmos, we do have professional movers in Melbourne, FL who can fully customize your move. You don’t have to lift a finger if you do not want to.

Start with measuring

One thing we’ve noticed in over twenty years of moving experience is that folks often forget to check the size of their doorframes. It’s not a problem until you attempt to move your oversized sofa inside and find that it just won’t budge. A square peg will never fit into a round hole no matter how hard you try. This is a moving day mishap that you can avoid with just a little preplanning. Let’s dive in and get your large pieces of furniture where they belong: inside your house.

Measure the exits

First up, you need to take measurements of entryways, hallways, and doorframes. Remember to do measurements of your current home too. You have to get the furniture out of your old space before you can move it anywhere. This isn’t rocket science but the data you collect will be helpful when it comes to moving large pieces. The good news is you don’t have to do this for every room in the house, only those needed to get the furniture in place. You only need to measure the height and width of these spaces.

Measure the furniture

Next up, gather calculations for the furniture.We know this sounds like loads of fun (insert sarcasm) but it’s an invaluable step that will save you time in the long run. For the purposes of this article, we are going to focus on the necessary measurements for a large couch. You need to know the following info:

  • Height
  • Width
  • Depth

Diagonal Depth – This will let you know if you can turn your sofa on a diagonal to fit through a given area.

Now that you’ve got all the info you need, you can decide how to proceed. Taking a few moments to get measurements will be a huge time saver, promise!

Book A Pro to Move Bulky Furniture

Moving home is never easy, but it does not have to be complicated. A Mother’s Touch Movers has the experience AND expertise to help ease the stress on your move. Whatever you need, we are here to serve with a mother’s touch. If we do say so ourselves, we are the best moving company in Brevard County! Contact our office today, and let’s get you and your bulky furniture to your new home.

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