How to Move a Wardrobe

20th March 2018 by Metro Removals

When packing for a move, there’s always one item which we dread to deal with. For many, this item is a wardrobe of some description. Tall, heavy and awkward, wardrobes are just a nuisance to move anywhere, let alone into a removal van! So, if this sounds like you, you’re probably looking for some tips on how to make the process easier. Luckily for you, this month, the Metro Removals team are on hand to help.


Plan, plan, plan

One of the biggest mistakes you can make when moving your wardrobe is doing it successfully, and then only realising later that it won’t fit in the intended space at your new home. So, before you even touch it, make sure that you’ve worked out a) whether it will fit in your new home, and b) exactly where it will be placed. To do this, it’s best first to measure it and take this information over to your new house, where you can see if it will map on to that spot in the bedroom you’ve been eyeing up.



So, you’ve measured your wardrobe and, to your delight, figured out that it is going to fit in the place that you had hoped. Following this, you want to start on the packing; getting as many jobs out of the way as possible will make the task of moving your wardrobe that little bit less stressful.

Firstly, round up all of the packing materials that you will need to box up your things. These may include thing such as: furniture sliders, moving blankets, tall wardrobe moving boxes, standard moving boxes, bubble wrap and a good marker pen.

If you’re looking for tips on how to pack your other belongings, this article will help.


Now for the wardrobe

Once you’ve packed up as much as you can, it’s time to focus on the wardrobe. Firstly, you want to figure out whether you’re going to dismantle, or leave it as it is. Obviously this will depend on 1) how large the wardrobe actually is, and 2) whether it can actually be dismantled. If the wardrobe is particularly large, we would suggest dismantling it.


Useful equipment

If you’ve opted for the more difficult route, there’s always equipment that can help. We suggest using transport dollies, as this will make moving the wardrobe across flat surfaces a great deal simpler, and will also reduce the chance of injury in the process. When using a dollie, don’t forget to make sure the furniture is properly strapped on before moving.


Remember: if at any point during your packing process you’re worried about injuring yourself my moving a specific item, it’s always best to seek professional help from a reputable company. Their experience and know-how will prove invaluable.


Metro Removals provides a first-rate packing, storage and removals service around Thrapston, Uppingham and the surrounding areas. Whether performing a commercial, office or residential removal, the team at Metro Removals have the expertise and experience to get it done quickly and safely. We offer free home visits and quotations and great competitive prices. Whether you’re moving locally or internationally – give us a call today and see what we can do for you.

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