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How to make a perfect moving plan

Have you ever met a person that does not dread moving? Unfortunately, neither have we. A change of address is so complicated because there are a lot of things that need to be planned, bought and organized. However, what if we told you that there is, indeed, a perfect moving plan? One that will make an unbelievable difference in your perception of moving? A moving plan so perfect that will make you want to share it with others? If you are interested, read on, because we are about to present you with a way of making your own perfect moving plan! Continue reading “How to make a perfect moving plan”

How to find affordable movers in Toronto

We all know that cheaper does not always necessarily mean better. But, when it comes to the moving companies, there are a lot of them who offer a quality service at a cheap price. While there are many reputable moving companies from Toronto, not all of them are affordable. If you are currently in the process of moving, or you are about to be, you need to know how to weed out the pricey moving companies. The truth is you can hire a more than a good moving company that will not a make a huge dent in your budget if you only know how to look for them. That is what we are here for. Today, we will show you how to easily find affordable movers in Toronto.  Continue reading “How to find affordable movers in Toronto”

6 Tips for Moving Heavy Furniture Safely

 

Injuries from incorrectly lifting heavy furniture can affect you for the rest of your life and cause damage to your belongings. The following safety tips can help to prevent these injuries along with damage to your furniture.

  1. Get a Dolly
    Consider buying one so that you will have it on hand after the move. A dolly can be very useful for moving heavy objects around inside your home even if you are not moving. This simple tool is one of the most valuable pieces of equipment when moving heavy furniture and can do a lot to prevent back injuries.
  2. Use Good Lifting Form
    Just as when playing a sport or exercising, you should practice good form when lifting to prevent serious injury. You will want to practice disciplined lifting the way that professional movers do; disciplined lifting means that you consistently lift with your legs and do it gradually instead of jerking the object. You will also want to keep your back straight rather than bending over.
  3. Taller or Longer Items Should be Carried High and Low
    Filing cabinets, sofas and wardrobes are all among the heavy furniture items that you should not carry level. Instead, you should tip the item over and carry it at an angle. One person should carry their end high and the other person should hold the opposite end low. This stops the item from swinging out of control and makes it easier when moving heavy furniture up a flight of stairs or an incline since the angle matches that of the incline.
  4. Hook L-Shaped Furniture Around Doorways
    Recliners and other large chairs can be awkward to move, especially if you are moving into a space with small doorways. One solution for getting through tiny doorways is to flip the chair over on its side and hook the back around the doorway.
  5. Do Not Go it Alone
    Start trying to get help long before your actual moving date. Even if you have a dolly, moving heavy furniture alone can be hazardous. If you cannot find help and can afford it, consider hiring professional movers.
  6. Use Furniture Slides and Lifting Straps
    Both of these can help you to move heavy objects without putting unnecessary stress on your back. Furniture slides allow you to slide heavy objects on a floor without damaging the floor. Hard, smooth slides can be used for carpet, and padded ones to protect wood and other hard flooring. Lifting straps protect your back by allowing you to lift objects with your shoulders or forearms. They can be adjusted for the size of the object and the height of the mover.

If you have heavy furniture or appliances and are planning a move, contact us at Tender Touch Moving & Storage. We have the experience and tools to move your items safely and quickly.