Tips on Measuring Your Furniture Before Your Move

As you are preparing and packing for your upcoming move, one important thing you will want to do is measure all of your furniture. Taking measurements is essential because you want to make sure your furniture movers are able to easily move pieces out of your home and into your new home. The last thing you need to worry about is a piece not fitting in through the front door even after taking it off its hinges.

furniture movers are able to easily move pieces out of your home in Chicago

Get yourself a long tape measure, a pad of paper, and a pencil, and let’s look at exactly what areas of the home you should measure:

  • Measure the width and height of doorways. You want to measure all the doors inside your home, as well as any exterior doors. Having these measurements will let your moving and storage company know which doors will be the easiest to use.
  • Measure the width of stairways. Getting items up and down stairs requires having sufficient width. If the stairs have a landing and corners to go around, measure these, too. If there is an open space above the railing, measure this space, as some items may have to be carried down or up the stairs above the railing.

If you have access to your new home prior to the move, take the time to stop by and complete the same measurements. This will help you avoid the problem of getting your furniture unloaded off the moving truck and into your new home on moving day.

What Furniture to Measure

You will want to measure all of your furniture and record the depth, width, and height of each piece. It is highly recommended to take each measurement twice to verify accuracy. You may also want someone else to measure the pieces, after you do, to confirm you wrote down the right measurements.

Couple Measuring their Furnitures in Chicago

  • Appliances
  • Bookcases
  • Wardrobes
  • Dressers
  • Bedframes
  • Mattresses
  • Sofas
  • Love Seats
  • Recliners
  • Chairs
  • Dining Room Table
  • Desks
  • Headboards
  • End Tables
  • Coffee Tables
  • Pianos
  • Pool Tables
  • Game Tables
  • Entertainment Centers
  • Filing Cabinets

How to Use Your Measurements

After you measure all of your furniture, compare their measurements to those of the doorways in your current and new homes. Take a highlighter and highlight any pieces that are going to present an issue moving.

For any furniture pieces you highlight, you will want to check and see if they can be partially taken apart. For instance, you might be able to take off the legs from the dining room table so it will be easier to move.

For appliances that pose issues, contact the manufacturer to see if there are different parts that can be removed and put back on. For example, most refrigerators are designed so one or both doors can be taken off to make it easier to move.

For pianos, you will want to notify your mover ahead of time to confirm if they are expert piano movers. If not, you will want to make arrangements with a qualified piano mover to ensure your valuable instrument is moved safely and securely to your new home.

If you need assistance in taking measurements or being able to move specific furniture pieces, or if you need to move a piano, please feel free to contact the proud movers of the Chicago Cubs, Midway Moving & Storage at (800) 300-0002 today!