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Experts Voice Their Concern About Moving Heavy Furniture Alone

Let’s face it…

These days most people would rather save money and move their large, heavy furniture items on their own, rather than pay for a professional moving company to do it for them.

Don’t do it!


So many downsides to moving heavy furniture

Not only could you damage the items that you are trying to move, but you could cause serious injuries as well. And let’s face it, paying a few extra dollars for experienced, professional movers is nothing compared to the bills that you could rack up in damages or hospital bills.

5 Common Items People Try But Fail To Move On Their Own

  1. Pianos
  2. Aquariums
  3. File Cabinets
  4. Large Shelves
  5. Large Bed Frames, Couches, Tables And Other Common Furniture Pieces

The Tragic Outcomes That Could Occur

According to the American Family Physician website, 3 out of 4 people will have low back pain at some time in their lives and one of the most common causes of this pain is attempting to move heavy furniture.

But that’s not all…

If you find yourself experiencing lower back pain after a big move, see your doctor right away. Your physician may suggest one of the following:

  • X-ray: Used to show the bone structures in the spine to check for fractures
  • CT scan: Id’s conditions like spinal stenosis or a herniated disc
  • MRI scan: Necessary to determine if there are issues with the back’s discs or nerve roots

Injuries from trying to move heavy furniture

The fact is…

The amount of time needed, and costs associated with these tests can be staggering. And this might only be the start of it. You may end up needing surgery, or might have to spend years doing physical therapy. If you have just moved to a new home you are probably stressed out enough, without the added frustrations of going to a new doctor. Plus, if you have just started a new job you don’t want to have to take time off to deal with an ongoing medical issue.

Don’t Believe The Lies

Many people will tell you all kinds of tips and tricks to move heavy furniture without the help of a pro. One example is the suggested use of blankets or magazines to help slide furniture across the floor. Ok, but what happens if you have steps? And how does this help you get the items into a truck?

In reality…

Some of these hacks may work for some people, but ask yourself;

“Is it really worth the risk?”

The bottom line…

You can save a lot of time and money, as well as prevent serious injuries if you hire a licensed moving company that has the necessary equipment and experience to move heavy items correctly.

Jake's Moving and Storage Team to move heavy furniture

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Finally, be sure to check out our moving timeline to make preparing to move a whole lot easier and don’t miss our post on the Top 10 Things To Do On Moving Day!


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