There are some simple techniques to be used when moving heavy furniture that needs to be disposed of. Since we feel generous, we decided to share those tips for an easy and quick furniture disposal.
‘Hook’ Chairs Around Every Corner.
If you need to get rid of a big old chair and you cannot get it out of the place, it can be tough to move if you don’t have some experience. This tip is a golden one. It’s really simple and you will love it. All you need to do is just “hook” any chair (or even table) around the corners. Simply turn the item on its side to form the letter “L” and move it through the doorway. It is similar with the way you take a turn with a vehicle. Just curl it around the frame of the door and slip it across.
Use Your Head Before Using Your Muscles.
When you need to set yourself free of old bulky items, please do not even try to be a show-off. Find a friend to help you and avoid hurting your back in the process. Get the item at an angle, so that you and your helper feel comfortable while holding it. You can centre the weight of the item by tipping it backward at a certain angle. One person should carry the top while the other one holds the bottom. This way transporting this big item down the stairs become easier too, since there is an actual angle that matches the stairs’ slope. If you don’t have a friend who is available, it is better to use professional home clearance service.
Use the Whole Body, not Just Your Back.
Keep in mind that if you are at the bottom part, you get more of the item’s weight. This is not a problem – simply use your whole body equally to push (when moving up the stairs) or hold steadily (when moving down) the item. This way you will feel that the item is a lot lighter than it actually is – simple physics.
Stand Couches on Their Ends.
If you need to maneuver the couch through a hallway, you might need some help. It may seem impossible, but all you need to do is just use the free space up and down. Before you go into the hallway, simply place the couch on one of its ends. Next step is to slide it to the door. You will be probably (almost always) be able to just hook it through the door (the way you hook chairs as we already explained). You also do not have to worry if it’s a bit taller than the door. All you have to do is just start the top a little away from the door, in order to get some clearance. There you go, you did it – now you can get rid of the old item easily!
Do not Carry or Drag – Slide!
Last but not least – do not try to carry items that are extremely heavy. Do not hurt yourself for the sake of moving an item. There is a much simpler solution. All you need to do is buy furniture slides. They come in many sizes and shapes. You can find these at home centres or order them online. You can also use plastic covers, bedspreads, blankets, towels etc. Simply place them under the item and it well be much easier to slide and move easily.
This concludes our short list. We hope that you find the tips helpful enough. Handle your furniture disposal with care! And if you need help, JunkBunk is always there to serve you!