Moving House? Here's How to Manage Your Living Room Furniture


In many homes, the living room is the space with the most furniture—sofas, ottomans, tables, chairs, cabinets and much more. The bigger your living room area is, the more furniture you are likely to have. When moving house, packing and moving living room furniture can be stressful and exhausting, especially if you don't have a practical plan in place. Read on for some useful tips that will help you manage and move your living room furniture with minimal stress and resources.

Get rid of unused furniture

Everyone has furniture that is barely used in the home. Whether you still have it in your living room or tucked away in the garage, old and unused furniture can be an unnecessary burden when moving. Getting rid of it can help reduce your baggage and create additional storage space in your new home. You can hold a garage sale and get rid of the old furniture together with other unused items in the home such as clothes, children toys, appliances, books and kitchenware. If you don't have enough time to organize a garage sale, give the furniture away.

Invest in furniture covers

Some pieces of furniture such as the sofas and their pillows, ottomans and chairs can come into contact with dirt or moisture during the moving process. You will have to incur upholstery and cleaning costs once you move, even if your furniture is still new. To avoid such unfortunate circumstances, invest in plastic furniture covers or protectors. These are wrapped around the furniture to protect it from dirt, water and damage. You can also use covers for your mattresses and cushions.

Choose a furniture removal company that will offer these covers as part of their package to avoid going through the hassle of purchasing them for one time use only.

Take care of floors and carpets

Dragging furniture on your floors and carpets can cause extensive damage. If you are selling the old property, such damage can significantly reduce its value. When moving heavy pieces of furniture such as sofas, tables, chairs and cabinets, lift it up instead of dragging it across the room. However, make sure that you have someone to help so that you don't end up hurting your back in the process. Observe this tip when moving the furniture in your new home as well to avoid scratching the floors.

Moving your living room furniture doesn't have to be a stressful and exhausting task. Hire a professional removal company who will take care of the entire move at a reasonable cost.


19 December 2016

Storing my stuff while I'm on exchange

I'm going on a year of foreign exchange, so I am moving all of my stuff into a storage unit until I get back so I can save money on rent. I don't have much money so I am trying to do this for as little money as possible as I want to make sure that I know the best way to pack things to save space and get the smallest possible unit. This blog has some of the tricks that I have picked up in packing my household in the most space-efficient way and should be useful for anyone else packing up a household for storage.