Ayla PR Representative with Moving Made Smooth, Inc.
Moving Heavy Furniture
Heavy furniture includes most items over 250 pounds, but we include appliances, safes, pianos, exercise equipment, hot tubes, marble tables, and pool tables.
This isn't a complete list of all the potential heavy furniture items, though it is a good start to get you thinking about what items you have in your home that should fall in this list. Here at Moving Made Smooth, we will often ask our customers to list these items for us so we can ensure that we have given an appropriate estimate. For instance, an 800 pound safe shouldn't be moved by a two man crew.
Home appliances like washers, dryers, refrigerators, freezers, and stoves are the most frequently encountered heavy furniture. Our movers are very adept at moving these types of furniture and come equipped with everything they need to move it safely. Be sure to drain and empty the contents of these before move day. See our blog About Draining a washer here http://www.movingmadesmooth.com/omaha-moving-blog/-is-your-washing-machine-drained-and-prepared-to-be-installed or our blog about moving appliances here http://www.movingmadesmooth.com/omaha-moving-blog/-are-your-appliances-ready-to-move.
We consider any safe heavier than 250 pounds to be a large safe. We often require more men be present on moves that require a safe of this size to be moved. These very large safes can endanger the well being of our men if we do not schedule enough men to handle them. Our men come prepared with the tools necessary to move heavy safes. If you are moving a gun safe be sure to have the guns removed before move day. Also have transportation ready for your guns as many moving and rental truck companies do not allow guns, ammunition, or explosives to be loaded onto a moving vehicle.
Pianos are often quite heavy and sometimes involve special equipment to move. Our men can and will move upright pianos. For larger grand pianos we recommend using a local, expert piano mover that can be contacted through this Angie's List posting for Transfer 88 by clicking the piano photo on the below.
Exercise equipment is best loaded disassembled or folded up (some exercise equipment folds up to be more easily stored). Disassembly is best performed while you are packing up the other items in your house.
Hot Tubs are very heavy and can be quite large. Moving these beasts can also take specialized equipment. We recommend using a professional hot tub mover. The photo below is linked to a local company's website that can assist you in transferring your hot tub to your new home.
These often expensive, heavy tables are disassembled and wrapped securely before being loaded onto a moving truck. As these are often quite heavy, we usually ask to have additional men present to assist in the disassembly, packing, and moving of these tables.
Pool tables can easily be loaded onto your moving truck after disassembly. As pool tables are complex, they should be disassembled by a pool table expert. Moving Made Smooth recommends Alkar, a local company. The image below is linked to their website.
Play Grounds and Swing Sets
Play grounds and swing sets usually require disassembly prior to being moved. We recommend Backyard Playworld, a local company, to disassemble and move your children's play ground equipment. The image is linked below to their website where you can submit questions or hire their services.