How to get oversized furniture in your new home

Moving is a challenge, even when you have an experienced Colorado moving company helping transport your stuff. There’s so much to pack up and prepare before they arrive. Even when you’re well-organized and ready for the big day, something is guaranteed to slip your mind. And for many people, that one thing is the size of their furniture. Sure, it fits through the door of your current home, but what do you do if it’s too big for your new house? Here are a few tips to help you avoid the stress of trying to squeeze oversized furniture through a tiny doorway.

Measure Before You Move

Once you find a house, you’ll want to take the time to measure the doorways and hallways. Then, check those measurements against the size of your furniture. If some items are too big, you may want to consider selling or donating them before moving in. If they can’t fit comfortably inside your new home, you won’t enjoy having them anyway.

Disassemble What You Can

Believe it or not, most furniture can easily be disassembled, even if you bought it as a prebuilt piece. This makes it easier and smaller to move in the first place. If the furniture is too large for your new doorways, take it apart before the movers come. Take pictures of what you’re doing every step of the way. This will make putting it back together much easier and faster. As a bonus, disassembling those oversized pieces will also reduce the risk of scuffs and scratches on the furniture and your new walls.

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Maneuver It Around

Sometimes, all it takes to get a large piece of furniture through a smaller opening changes the way you’re lifting it. Try tilting it, standing the furniture on end, and even turn it upside down. These different angles often make large pieces of furniture more maneuverable. If you’re moving items around the house independently, you’ll want to get help from your friends or family. But if you hire movers, they’ll be able to handle the heavy lifting for you.

Remove the Door

Doors always get in the way when you’re trying to move large items inside. And if the furniture is only slightly too big to squeeze through the door, taking it off the hinges can give you the room you need. Grab a screwdriver and remove the door in question. If the furniture fits, leave it off the hinges until the truck is unloaded. If it doesn’t, try going through the backdoor. Sliding glass doors and backdoors are often wider and make it easier to get large furniture inside.

Regardless of what you’re trying to move, it’s always easier to have an experienced moving company on your side. Let our fully licensed and insured team get your belongings where they need to go safely and quickly. We’ll treat your stuff as if it were our own and will do everything we can to make sure your move is as seamless as possible. Schedule an estimate today.

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Joe V

Joe has been working as a mover since 1997. He is a moving expert that loves to advise and share his knowledge with others. Contact Eden's Moving and ask Joe any moving-related questions you have.

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Vince Ortiz
Vince Ortiz
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These guys were great. Very careful with my furniture and they were quick. Not one ding on the walls either. I highly recommend them. I will be using them again in the future.
Tanner Goodwin
Tanner Goodwin
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I don't know what to say other than thanks Eden's! They helped me move twice now and both were smooth as you can expect a move to be. A broken cup or two but what do you expect, they moved my stuff across state lines and I have broken more moving myself, that is just part of the process. They were great about going over the coverage options too to ensure I was covered for any damages. Always get insurance for a move! Thanks again Eden's, I will recommend you to anyone!
sue tunner
sue tunner
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The movers showed up on time, and did an amazing job dealing with some very difficult pieces of furniture. They moved things that I thought would be impossible to move. They worked hard and fast and were very careful with my walls nothing was scratched. Good work! Thanks!!
Sonic HealingCO
Sonic HealingCO
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The movers showed up on time, and did an amazing job dealing with some very difficult pieces of furniture. They moved things that I thought would be impossible to move. They worked hard and fast and were very careful with my walls nothing was scratched. Good work! Thanks!!
sheina bernard
sheina bernard
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Rachel Cheng
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Rachel Cheng
Rachel Cheng
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Nil taragon
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Nil taragon
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Kevin Spina
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David Mink-Rover
David Mink-Rover
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My household has used Edens four times now with perfect results. The moved a massive Piano off the second floor – safe and quick. I hired them again with my recent long-distance move. The crew showed up on time, they were quick and careful with my stuff, and they made sure everything got placed where I'd need it.. Great experience once again. Will definitely use them again. extremely recommended.
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