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.

  1. 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.
  2. Dress Appropriately: Wear comfortable, but baggy clothes to avoid getting caught on anything during the move. Work gloves will also protect your hands.
  3. Empty the Safe: Remove all items from the safe to prevent damage during the move and find a secure place to store them temporarily.
  4. Lock the Safe: Ensure the safe door is locked before moving to prevent injury.
  5. Wrap the Safe: Use stretch wrap and moving blankets to cushion the safe during the move.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. Protect Surroundings: Cover tight turns and spaces with rugs, towels, or blankets to prevent damage.
  9. 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.
  10. Move Carefully: Take your time while moving the safe, especially in tight turns or going up/down steps. Consider hiring professionals if necessary.
  11. 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.



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Jay LoganJay Logan
21:39 24 Oct 23
Andrew, Mike and Sergei did a fantastic job and were very careful with all the furniture and boxes.
Elvira GendlerElvira Gendler
02:22 21 Oct 23
Andrew, Mike and Sergei did an amazing job. Such a professional team. Moved me and my husband in a super friendly and smooth way. We moved 3-4 times but this is was the best experience I have ever had. Thank you guys!!!! Impressive!!!!
Zhiyuan XuZhiyuan Xu
18:57 19 Oct 23
Alex and Sergei is very responsible and helpful
Brandon ShahnianiBrandon Shahniani
18:40 18 Oct 23
HOLY MOLY! Where do I even begin. First of all, in the last 6 years, I've moved probably 3-4 times. I've hired through task rabbit, asked for recs through friends, and have even hired those amazing parking lot patrons you see at every Home Depot. Long story short, it's always been a nightmare. Half of my things end up broken, my walls get scuffed, I end up needing to help lift things and spend hours afterwards cleaning up what the movers messed up. When planning my current move, I knew I had some really tricky pieces that were going to be an absolute beast to move to my new condo. I decided to dish out a couple extra bucks and work with an actual moving company this time after my best friend Lauren raved about LA Moving Star for months.When I tell you I'm astonished. First of all, the price was very reasonable and the movers that showed up were actual professionals. I would call them moving artists to say the least. They strategically have so many tricks up their sleeves in getting massive items through very cramped and small spaces. Everything was wrapped beautifully and not a single thing was damaged. Not only that but they were SO efficient. They were hustling, moving fast, and getting it all done in a timely manner. Usually when companies charge by the hour, I tend to notice workers taking their sweet time in certain areas... But this company values integrity and you can tell. They actually care about their customers and it's SO apparent. My specific movers were Alex, Max, and Serg and the 3 boys were spectacular. This move was definitely not an easy one and they even had to completely disassemble and rebuild my three massive closet pieces by hand.I cannot reccomend this company enough and will be reffering everybody I know to use them. Thank you thank you thank you!!!
Víctor MendezVíctor Mendez
20:44 14 Oct 23
Guys did an amazing job. Moved my heavy furniture. I’d like to recommend them. Thank you Andrew and Mike!
Otiniel RibeiroOtiniel Ribeiro
18:34 12 Oct 23
Extremely professional and customer service second to none. Highly recommend!
Andres Holguin-FloresAndres Holguin-Flores
00:53 12 Oct 23
Two great workers helped with moving my entire apartment. It was a big move with a fridge, desk, tv and bed. Fast, friendly, and would absolutely hire again. They handled the move up a flight of stairs as well
Sar HossepianSar Hossepian
23:22 11 Oct 23
Androo Ara and mike are the best you can get to move your stuff 5 star from me
Mark Stephen FructuosoMark Stephen Fructuoso
19:43 11 Oct 23
Alex and Serg were extremely professional, quick, and efficient with my move. Would definitely recommend this company for friends and family!
Al RosalesAl Rosales
23:57 08 Oct 23
Alex, Peter, and Serg were excellent. They did the move in a timely matter and were all very nice. Not disappointed at all.
22:00 06 Oct 23
Max and Serge have been very helpful for my move out. Both are very strong, quick, and concise. Absolutely a great moving experience and I highly recommend! A++++
18:40 06 Oct 23