After you move, making your new place feel like home can be difficult. If you are moving from a larger home to a smaller one, arranging your furniture can be even more frustrating. Movers typically will help arrange furniture after bringing the items to your new home, but if your budget is tight, this may not be an option for you. Instead of turning your new home into a giant backbreaking version of Tetris, try these furniture arrangement tips from Augusta Movers instead.
Take the Measurements
The best way to plan your furniture arrangement is by taking the measurements of the space before you actually move in. Take measurements of each room so that you know which pieces of furniture will fit in your new space. It’s also important to think about how your new home is laid out. If there are unusual rooms or corners, this is a great time to consider if any of your existing items will look right in those areas. If you have spiral staircases or L-shaped areas, it can make moving larger items much more difficult.
Make sure you give yourself plenty of time to take measurements and even to double-check them. Travel to your new place and do them yourself if required. If any of your existing furniture proves to be too large, then you can place it in storage and save yourself hassle come moving day.
General measurements are a good way to ballpark your planned arrangements, but if space is limited, you will need to get very specific. Some areas, such as the spaces for your refrigerator or your stove, will need specific measurements from the start. It is also a good idea to make sure there will be enough space between your furniture and other key areas of your home, such as the windows or doors.
Getting detailed measurements ahead of time will prevent hassles and disappointments later on. It will also allow you to think of alternative arrangements for any items that simply won’t fit and need to be left behind.
Taking pictures is a great way to help create a visual map that can help play your furniture layout. Having a picture to look at makes planning your move easier and can even help you save time since you will know where to place each item well before you arrive.
Choose a focal point for each room in your new home. Write down where the outlets are located as well. Use photos to plan your layout and even use them when obtaining a moving quote from your relocation provider.
Make a Floor Plan
Creating a floor plan for your move doesn’t require any special skills other than having a pencil and a piece of paper. You can even create a floor plan on your computer if you are tech-savvy. Just make a mock-up of the layout of your new home, which includes the hallways, doors, windows, electrical outlets, and any other important fixtures.
Communicate With Your Moving Company
It is always a good idea to communicate your concerns and needs with your moving company. An expert team of movers such as those here at Augusta Movers will always be happy to help. Moving large items and arranging furniture in an aesthetically pleasing way is the forte of any quality moving company. Hiring a professional company for your move will also ensure you get the look you desire. However, having a plan made in advance is still the best way to reduce hassles and costs. For more information on how we can help, give us a call at (647)783-8730 today.