Blog Page for Luxury Apartments in Owasso, Ok - 98 Apartments
Blog Page for Luxury Apartments in Owasso, Ok - 98 Apartments

How To Move Awkward Furniture Into Your Owasso Apartment

We like to make it easy to move into our Owasso apartments because we know moving can be a major undertaking. That goes double if you have a lot of heavy or awkwardly shaped furniture to get through the door and potentially even up a flight of stairs! Luckily, there are a lot of steps you can take to make moving awkward furniture easier and keep both your body and your apartment protected along the way. Plus, these tips also work great for existing residents adding new pieces of furniture to their apartment.

Buy or Rent a Furniture Dolly

“Lift with your legs and not with your back” is great advice, but “put it on a dolly” is even better. You’ll exert way less energy when you’re rolling your furniture along instead of lifting it or dragging it, so it’s kinder on your body as well as your floors. You can easily buy or rent a dolly at a store like Lowe’s or Home Depot. Uhaul will also rent out dollies and other moving supplies.

Buy or Rent Lifting Straps

Where a dolly won’t cut it, lifting straps can help. These straps wrap around your body and then around the object being lifted to provide extra support and stability during the lift. They’ll also help you find the most comfortable position to grip your furniture because you don’t have to worry about your grip strength as much and can focus more on keeping the object stable and moving it carefully.

Fully or Partially Disassemble It

Taking the legs off a table or sliding the drawers out of a dresser can turn a challenging lift into a doable one. Not only does this make the object lighter, it can also make for a more convenient shape to carry through doorways, narrow hallways, or around tight corners. This is especially helpful if you’re adding new furniture to your existing apartment and need to maneuver around the furniture that is already in your living areas or bedroom.

Protect Floors and Doorways

Moving into or out of an apartment can result in accidental scrapes and scuffs to either your apartment or your treasured belongings. That’s why laying down plastic tarps, wrapping blankets around sharp corners, or renting moving blankets made specifically to protect your furniture can help you move in safely and without accidental damage.

Putting furniture sliders on the bottom of heavy furniture can also help protect your floors while you move in or out of your Owasso apartment.

Get Help

This one may be obvious, but whenever possible, don’t move furniture alone. Whether you decide to hire movers or ask a friend or two to help you, you’ll save yourself a lot of strain and potential damage compared to pushing yourself to your limits to move your awkward furniture yourself. Some movers can even be hired by the item, which helps keep costs low while still ensuring you have the help you need for your heaviest and most awkward items.

That’s all our tips for moving awkward furniture! If you found this post helpful, be sure to bookmark our blog page for easy access to future posts. Before long we’ll have another blog post up, but in the meantime, make sure you’re following us on Instagram so you never miss our special events, promotions, and community updates for our apartments in Owasso, OK!