Ask Your Question

Angie's List Answers is the trusted spot to ask home improvement and health questions and get answers from service companies, health providers and consumers. For ratings and reviews on companies in your area, search Angie's List.

Top 30 Days Experts
Rank Leader Points*
1 kstreett 240
2 Guest_9020487 110
3 Guest_9190926 105
4 GoldenKid 100
5 ahowell 95
6 KnowledgeBase 95
7 skbloom 80
8 Guest_98024861 70
9 Guest_9311297 70
10 Guest_9400529 70

*Updates every 4 hours

Browse Projects By Category

Question DetailsAsked on 6/17/2013

I need help moving heavy furniture inside my house. Who does this?

We are changing location of guest room and master bedroom.

Do you have the same question? Follow this Question

10 Answers


Hello, this is Kiel with Angie's List. You'll want to log in at and search for the category Moving to see our top rated providers in that area. You can also contact our call center at 1-888-944-5478 or send a written request to for more information.

Call center hours:
Mon-Fri: 8:30am – 8:15pm ET
Sat: 8:30am – 3:00pm ET

Thanks so much!

Answered 6 years ago by KielH


Another common solution, if you have a couple of brawny friends, is get them to help you with the moving in exchange for a pizza, beer and movie or pizza, beer and ballgame watching party, a dinner out, game tickets, or whatever. Of course, if the items are valuable or antiques, maybe not such a good idea.

Answered 6 years ago by LCD


need help moving large plant from outside to inside the house

Answered 5 years ago by Ninny


For the plant moving issue - and think in advance about clearance in doorways - both sideways, and if pot needs to be moved tipped for overhead clearance if a tree:

1) borrow, or rent a heavy duty 4-wheeled garden cart (or if not over about 100 pounds a kid's little red wagon if you have one) at a tool rental place for probably $10-15 a day

2) impose on a few neighbors, if enough people to carry it safely without taking out their backs could hold onto it without dropping it

3) handyman (or handymen) though you will be paying probably a minimum 1 hour fee

4) rent or borrow a handtruck and firmly rope or bungie cord the pot to the handtruck platform (with 1/2" or thicker plywood piece under if needed for center support of the pot), and buy or borrow plywood or board scraps to handle porch stairs or back door entry stoop - assuming this is not going upstairs. If going upstairs then you probably need an appliance moving handtruck - larger fold-out platform, skid rails on the back to pull it up carpeted stairs, and built-in straps to bind it on with (though they may mounted too high to hold a pot - may need ropes or nylon binder straps). Probably want 1 or 2 friends helping with this to prevent tipping sideways.

5) if really big, like a tree in bigger than about 30 inch pot, then Moving (Search the List category) - for normal household movers; or possibly a local plant center or greenhouse - especially one that delivers shrubs and trees, or one who picks up plants at homes for winter storage space at their greenhouse. They commonly have special round clamp- wheeled carriers to handle large pots/planters.

6) if not unduly heavy, using ramps as necessary and enough friends/neighbors to control it and keep it from tipping over, tow it in using a plastic kid's sled with strong ropes through several tow holes - just be sure to put throw rugs or such under it when moving over any flooring other than carpet, to avoid scratching.

7) if not oversized for this or too tall, use a large size contractor wheelbarrow with a couple of friends or neighbors to steady it, and boards as needed to get over doorsills and up porch steps.

8) Search the List under Hauling - for trash hauling companies, who haul away old appliances, furniture, trash - they mostly work with 2 man crews for larger items, who could carry it or hand truck it in for you if two men could handle it (maybe with your help steadying it, if you are physically able).

9) Riskier from a liability standpoint if they get injured, but if not over about 70# per person pay a couple or few strong decent neighbor teenagers $5 or 10 apiece to carry it in for you, if clearances are such they are not likely to tear up your doorways and walls.

10) Pull out your communicator and have Scotty beam it in for you

11) Take a high res photo, download to your computer, and have a virtual indoor plant - OK enough of this foolishness, it is becoming clear it is past midnight - Goodnight, Gracie.

Answered 5 years ago by LCD


need to move very large, heavy desk about 2 feet at my house in vero beach, fl.

Answered 4 years ago by Guest_99465682



Did you actually mean 2 feet or movement ? Just get a friend or such to help - lift one corner at a time and slip a folded up washrag or bathmat or such under each foot and then slide it, if on hard floor. If on carpet, ditto except use cardboard or a heavy piece of plastic like a partly cut out drink bottle or such, bent up or taped on the "forward" side of the feet so the feet do not slide off it, and slide it. There are also teflon discs you can put under the feet to slide it on. On hard surface, clean the surface well where teh feet will slide, because grit can imbed in the teflon and gouge the floor.

If you do not have any friends or neighbors who can help, then uyour cheapest solution would likely be to call a Hauler - junk removal guys - to provide the beef for this. Probably $50-100 minimum charge, so bribing a friend or two to help, offering pizza and beer, is a lot cheaper.

Of course, if spindly legs like a grand piano, then you need to lift to move so you are not putting a lot of lateral load on the legs.

Answered 4 years ago by LCD


i need sleeper couch out side and move another couch into my livingroom.

Answered 3 years ago by meanjean311


Anderson SC is our location and moving furniture from above garage to house? What choices in our area to hire for this heavy work that can be careful and cuteous when moving?

Answered 3 years ago by karenklatt


Have two pieces of Furiture that needs to get ustairs

Answered 2 years ago by Kathy113


I need this service too any luck on your search Ken 2892643304

Answered 5 months ago by Kenny01

Related Questions

Terms Of Use
Privacy Policy