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How to Move Awkward Items

When Things are Too Heavy or Won't Fit Through Your Door


Every household has at least one thing that's hard to move. Maybe it's a sofa that won't squeeze through the door or a big screen television that is not only heavy to lift but is fragile, too. Find out how to move your awkward items with this list of moving guides.

Move a Sofa

Moving a sofa or couch into a new space often requires a lot of wiggling and pushing and removing of doors. It's not easy to determine if a sofa will fit through a door or up a flight of stairs or into an elevator. Find out how to maneuver your sofa to make it fit.

Move a Mattress with Your Car

The other day, as I drove out of the city, I spotted a mattress along the side of the road. Perhaps someone wanted to get rid of it and dumped it off, hoping a passerby might want to pick it up. More likely, the lost mattress is a victim of a move gone wrong. It seems quite straight forward to strap a mattress to the roof of a car, until you start speeding down a freeway.

So, to prevent your mattress from such a terrible demise, find out how to properly secure it and know the precautions to take before you head out on the road.

Move a Big Screen TV

With televisions now costing so much money, they're often considered an investment and something you'd hate to break. Not only would you miss out on that all-important game, televisions can be quite expensive to fix. Follow these instructions...

Move a Refrigerator

Moving a refrigerator can be a difficult endeavor, but if you have the right equipment, time and some extra help, then it can be done using these easy-to-follow steps.

Move a Piano

If you need to move a piano you should consider hiring a professional. If you're set on moving it yourself, here are some tips and suggestions to getting the job done, injury-free.

Move a Boat

Before you move your boat, there are some steps you should take to properly prepare it to ensure your boat arrives without damage.
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