Moving A Heavy Items Safely

The first thing that you should do is to ensure that all heavy items can fit through openings and around corners of your home. If you think that some item is too big to fit through some door, then you should disassemble that particular item to avoid any scratches on your door.

Then think carefully how you can move the heavy items with the least strain. Once you decide on a strategy, call some friends to help you with the move. The most important thing is to be patient, don’t rush to finish in an hour, move your items carefully. That way you will be able to prevent injuries both to you and your belongings. If necessary, find more helpers.

Here are some effective tips for moving heavy items:

Remember, pushing is a lot easier and more effective than pulling. So if some item is too heavy to be lifted, then you and your moving helpers should push that item, not pull it.

Don’t forget however that when pushing something across the floor you should put old newspapers or blankets under it. You don’t want to damage your floor.

Make things lighter by removing all of its contents. It’s just silly to move your bureau when there are numerous books in it.

To move a heavy item, like a refrigerator, you should get behind it, lean it towards you, and then you could walk it slowly from side to side.


To move your couch or anything else with legs, you should lay it on its back or side and slide it as much as you can.

Heavy kitchen items, such as fridge freezers, dishwashers and washing machines, will slide much easier on the vinyl floor if you spray a little washing-up liquid on the floor first.


To get some heavy items down the stair, you can use two boards as a ramp; slowly slide the object down the heavy items down

Or lay the object on a quilt or heavy blanket; control the descent with your shoulder as you back down, lifting the leading edge of the ’skid’ slightly with both hands.

The key to a successful move when moving something heavy is to use your brain rather than your muscles.