Here’s our guide on how to move a safe
Moving can be a challenge, especially when it comes to relocating larger and more cumbersome household items. Safes, being one such item, often hold valuable possessions, firearms, and important documents. While a small portable safe may be manageable to move on your own, larger ones can weigh hundreds of pounds and require specialized tools and extra hands.
Are you considering moving a safe on your own? So what you need to keep in mind. Read on for a comprehensive guide to moving a safe DIY style.
LA Moving Star prepared comprehensive steps for moving your safe.
- Gather Help: You will need at least three physically capable people to assist you with moving the heavy safe. If help is not available, consider hiring professional movers.
- Dress Appropriately: Wear comfortable, but baggy clothes to avoid getting caught on anything during the move. Work gloves will also protect your hands.
- Empty the Safe: Remove all items from the safe to prevent damage during the move and find a secure place to store them temporarily.
- Lock the Safe: Ensure the safe door is locked before moving to prevent injury.
- Wrap the Safe: Use stretch wrap and moving blankets to cushion the safe during the move.
- Get the Right Tools: Rent a heavy-duty appliance dolly and secure the safe with straps during the move. Avoid using items like golf balls or PVC pipes as they can cause instability.
- Plan Your Route: Confirm the path from the safe’s current location to the moving truck is clear of obstacles and assess how to move the safe safely.
- Protect Surroundings: Cover tight turns and spaces with rugs, towels, or blankets to prevent damage.
- Load the Safe: Align the dolly next to the safe and tip it slightly to slide the dolly underneath. Secure the safe with straps and tip the dolly onto the wheels.
- Move Carefully: Take your time while moving the safe, especially in tight turns or going up/down steps. Consider hiring professionals if necessary.
- Load onto Truck: Load the safe onto the truck with the help of others and a loading ramp. Avoid stopping while moving on the ramp.
Consider these steps carefully before making a DIY or professional moving decision. Moving a safe is a complex task and it’s okay to admit that it may be too much for you to handle or that it could be unsafe to attempt. That’s where LA Moving Star comes in – our experienced movers can make the process seamless for you. All you need to do is make the call!
Moving a safe can be a challenging task that requires special attention and equipment. Whether you’re relocating your home or office, trying to move a safe on your own can be risky, stressful, and time-consuming. While you may be tempted to save few hundred dollars by doing it yourself, the truth is that hiring a professional moving company is the best option to ensure the safe arrival of your valuables.
At LA Moving Star, we understand the importance of your safe and its contents, which is why we offer our expertise and services to help you relocate your safe in a safe and stress-free manner. With years of experience and a team of professional movers, we are equipped to handle all sorts of big and small moves that require special attention, including moving a safe.
Some of the key benefits of dealing with a professional moving company like LA Moving Star is the peace of mind that comes with knowing your safe will be moved safely and securely. Our team of experienced movers have the necessary equipment and training to handle heavy and awkward items like safes, ensuring that they are transported without damage or harm to you or your property. Additionally, our team has the expertise to properly secure your safe in the moving truck, minimizing the risk of damage during transit.
Another important factor to consider when moving a safe is the time it takes to get the job done. Moving a safe can be a time-consuming process, especially if you are doing it yourself. Hiring a professional moving company like LA Moving Star means that you can relax and let us handle all the heavy lifting, saving you valuable time and energy.
Finally, hiring a professional moving company like LA Moving Star is also cost-effective. Our moving experts are equipped with the latest technology and equipment to make your move as efficient as possible, reducing the risk of damage to your safe and property. Additionally, our flat price moving quote ensures that you know exactly what you are paying for, without any hidden costs or fees.
We specialize in big and small moves that require special care and equipment, including moving safes. Trust us to handle your safe move with the utmost care and professionalism, giving you peace of mind that your heavy and valuable items will be relocated safely and stress-free.
You do not need to hesitate any longer, so reach out LA Moving Star today for a no-obligation, guaranteed all-inclusive hourly rate moving quote.