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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Urricane ReUrricane Re
00:03 28 Sep 23
Andrea and his team are amazing. They did an incredible job, they are fast, polite and professional. They will be my preferred service when I will have to move again. Thank you guys
Imaad KhanImaad Khan
22:28 26 Sep 23
Andrew, Sergei and Mike made our entire move completely stress-free. They helped us move into our new home quickly and efficiently while also building our furniture. I will be using them for any future moves down the road.
matt lopezmatt lopez
00:33 26 Sep 23
Andrew and Mike did an amazing job! A friend of mine used them couple month ago and these guys made a smooth move. Today I had the same experience. Thank you so much LA moving star! You’re THE PROFESSIONALS !!!
Adam Masato GoldsmithAdam Masato Goldsmith
20:03 25 Sep 23
Great move. Andrew and Michael were excellent. Highly recommen!
Rainforest BRainforest B
20:56 24 Sep 23
Great team! Will definitely use in the future. Thank you Andrew 😊
Chris FerraroChris Ferraro
00:04 18 Sep 23
Andrii & Mike were great! They were early to my appointment and disassembled and reassembled my furniture in a timely manner. This is my second time using LA Moving Star and I will recommend them to all of my friends and family. Thank you!!
Jun WangJun Wang
00:10 02 Sep 23
Andrew and Mike did really good job. They arrived on time and worked so efficient. More important they took care of my stuffs super well! Highly recommend! Thank you guys!
Tomas VernerTomas Verner
19:24 28 Aug 23
Will definitely be using LA Moving Star again! Alex, Max, Serg arrived in a timely matter, they were great to work with. The team was quick, clean, organized and very careful with all our belongings.
Eve NguyenEve Nguyen
23:30 27 Aug 23
Andrew, Michael and Sergei were amazing and went the extra mile to make sure all of our furniture was exactly where we wanted it. They were very careful and efficient. Would highly recommend!
Paul GuzmanPaul Guzman
19:20 23 Aug 23
The Best, most experienced Movers I have ever had the pleasure of hiring. The guys were careful, friendly and expertly wrapped all my furniture and meticulously organized everything in the truck. Will most definitely be hiring them again for my next move! Thank you LA Moving Star Team!
Mike GillilandMike Gilliland
18:30 10 Aug 23
These guys were great. Very efficient and friendly. Would recommend to anyone. No hidden fees like other companies. Very upfront about all costs.
James RambadtJames Rambadt
04:35 05 Aug 23
Alex, Max, Serg and Mike were fantastic. They showed up on time were friendly and absolutely amazing. Highly recommend to anyone!!! 5 Stars ⭐️
Zac HasenpflugZac Hasenpflug
01:12 02 Aug 23
Alex, Mike, and Max were absolutely amazing. They made my move stress free and worry free. They were careful while moving all of my belongings. These three young men are incredibly hard workers and they moved at a very fast pace even in the summer heat. I will absolutely be hiring them again in the future when we move again. 100000/10 would recommend to everyone. You will NOT be disappointed. THANK YOU LA MOVING STAR!!!!
22:32 22 Jul 23
Alex, Marks, Serg came for help.My friend have referred and I am happy I didn’t shop around and saved a lot time.There was so much stuff and they have moved carefully.They did a lot hard work, really hard work.I would recommend everyone to get their service.They also have system in place and reminders about order progress.Have good communication skills and they know what is to do.One suggestion is if anybody so much stuff, call their call center for asking big truck.