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How To Move Awkward Furniture Into Your East Austin Luxury Apartment

We like to make it easy to move into our East Austin luxury apartments because we know moving can be a major undertaking. Heavy or awkwardly shaped furniture can be difficult to get through doors or even up a flight of stairs! Luckily, there are a lot of steps you can take to make moving can be difficult easier and keep both your furniture and apartment protected along the way.

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 less energy and protect your floors by rolling your furniture instead of lifting it or dragging. 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 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 and so you can focus on keeping the object stable.

Disassemble Furniture

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 it more compact to easily carry through doorways, narrow hallways, or around tight corners.

Protect Floors and Doorways

Moving can result in accidental scrapes and scuffs to your apartment and belongings. Lay down plastic tarps, wrap blankets around sharp corners, or use moving blankets to protect your furniture and help you move safely and without accidental damage.

Furniture sliders under heavy furniture can also help protect your floors while you move in or out of your East Austin luxury 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 to help, you’ll save yourself a lot of strain and potential damage. 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! We hope you found this post informative and helpful! If you want to shop our East Austin luxury apartments and other RPM communities across the US, check out our Communities page.