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Question DetailsAsked on 3/23/2017

Need help moving heavyish pieces in bedroom to lay area rug and replace pieces

One upright cabinet( will empty first) one nightstand , one hope chest(will empty ), lay rug smooth....walk pieces back and place.....sliding them cause rug to curl against the weight...

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Here is another similar question with response FYI - and add Haulers to the list (junk haulers, the guys who come and clean up old furniture and debris in yards or basements or attics or such and haul it off - they commonly do this sort of work too.

On the rug sliding thing- if you put a large plastic garbage can size bag or scrap or vapor barrier under it, or best a large piece of scrap cardboard box like an appliance box or such (printed side up so there is no risk of print coming off on carpet), then if one person stands on the side of the carpet you are moving away from, the other should be able to push low down (so it does not tend to tip it over) from behind and slide it pretty easily unless item is over about 300-400 pounds. The person (or stacked furniture for weight) standing "behind" the piece being moved should keep the carpet from trying to follow the item.

Sounds like you will need two people for sure if only to do the walking of the upright cabinet over the rolled-up carpet as it is rolled out to that point - obviously make that the last part of carpet laid out so the roll is small at that point to minimize lifting needed on the cabinet to get it over the roll. Sometimes, if the legs are fairly long, you can just tilt it back (away from the carpeted area), roll the carpet roll in under it, then tilt forward onto the front legs on the carpet and continue rolling the carpet out from under it while it is tilted.

Answered 3 years ago by LCD



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