Ayla & Julia with Moving Made Smooth, Inc.
Your moving day is going swimmingly. The movers are getting your boxes and furniture into your new home at record pace until... They get to your large leather sofa. The turn coming into your new apartment is too tight for it to fit! Uh-oh!
This and other moving day problems could have been avoided if you had pre- measured your new apartment/home before you moved. At Moving Made Smooth, Inc. we recommend 2 forms of measuring...
1) We suggest measuring any large furniture you own (beds, couches, tables, etc.). You may find our links helpful for this part. Also measure the entry ways into your new dwelling and any corners (including staircases) that the furniture needs to pass through. The links can also help you with this.
2) A wise friend of Moving Made Smooth, Inc., desperate to convince her grandmother of the realities of how much and what will actually fit into their new home explained a simple, but brilliant approach. Using the measurements from the new home, she taped out the dimensions of each room in a large room of their current home. Then she explained, “This will be the space available for your furnishings in your new home. If your furniture won’t fit within the dimensions of the tape not all of your furniture can go." She then measured the dimensions of her grandmother's most important furniture first and taped off their dimensions within the taped-off area of the new room. This method is a basic yet effective approach in convincing her family of the realities of moving and to be selective in this process.
The last resort is to sell the pieces of furniture that won’t fit or find a friend, neighbor, family member, or coworker that will enjoy it. There are also many places you can donate furniture, like at Goodwill.
Below are some links that can help you to measure your furniture to be sure you can move it into your new home: