At Furniture In Fashion, we make an effort to understand our customers. That’s why we have come to learn just how difficult it can be when customers are faced with moving large furniture items into a new home.
Admittedly, moving house is never going to be anyone’s favourite activity. There’s so much to do, so much to plan, so much to manage-- and on top of this, you’re having to deal with feelings of being displaced and uncomfortable. Moving home is one of the most stressful things you can do in life, and when you’re going through it, you understand how very true that is.
One of the most arduous parts of moving home is having to move your furniture. This is a nightmare in many respects. First, you have to deal with the flatpack items that went into the room in boxes; now the furniture is assembled, you’re going to find yourself fighting to fit it through doorframes.
Thankfully, there are a few things you can do to protect yourself against this issue. They won’t be much help to you if your move is imminent, but there are decisions you can make when you purchase and assemble items; decisions that will make your future moves as hassle-free as possible. Read on to find out more.
The sofa is arguably the most cumbersome item you own-- and one that you can’t take apart. Your sofa will have arrived in one piece, ready to sit on and enjoy, and you’ve done just that for the entirety of the time you have owned it. Now you’re moving, you wouldn’t dream of leaving your trusty sofa behind… but you have no idea how to move it.
There is a famous scene in the show Friends that depicted just how awkward sofas can be to move, culminating in the “pivot!” quote that is still a regular feature of online memes. Sofas are just about the worst items to move.
However, there is a solution. The next time you’re in the market for a new sofa, take the time to look for sofas that come apart for moving. Yes, these models do exist, and they will save you so much trouble in the future.
Wardrobes are large items that tend to be assembled in the room itself and are located in rooms at the top of a flight of stairs. As a result, moving them can be a nightmare.
The best way to combat this is to be very careful when you’re assembling the wardrobe. Keep the instructions and file them away somewhere for safe keeping. When it’s time to move, you can simply disassemble the wardrobe (which will take far less time than assembling it in the first place!) into manageable sections. The drawers can usually remain intact, but you will likely need to remove the doors and any interior shelves and panelling.
Modern divan beds are incredibly popular, and for good reason; they’re simple and effective. However, they are also a real pain to move, and -- unlike the wardrobe -- you can’t take them apart and reassemble at your new location.
If your divan bed is less than five years old, then you’re best off leaving the moving of this item to professional movers. Not only does it need to be moved correctly in the house to allow it to leave the bedroom, but it also needs to be securely stored for transit. If the bed is over five years old, it might be worth considering a new bed to go along with your new home.
Moving large furniture items can be incredibly frustrating. Hopefully, the tips above will assist you in ensuring every item gets to your new home in as good a condition as possible.