How to Handle Furniture Arrangement During a Move

Moving can be a hard, tedious task. Furniture can be headache-inducing because of the size. Thankfully there are steps that can help with orderly and pleasing furniture arrangement.

The Movers

Before you do anything, know who is moving your things. This will greatly affect the planning. In fact, you’ll want to do this before even choosing a mover. Some movers pack, move and unpack while other leave it to the the tenants. This will affect when and where you have to arrange the furniture.

Clean Out The Room

Cleaning the room of boxes, bags, trash and random bits of furniture is an essential step. You can’t know the true layout or size of the room without it. A packed room will make it look smaller than it is. Boxes can hide outlets and cable wires that play a part in room organization.

Purpose of the Room

You may use a more formal living room for guests and a more casual family room. Guest bedrooms will have a different layout and coloring than a children’s room. Know what you’re doing with the room. This is where you start making a plan. Use tried and true tips to get the job done.

Focal Point

All rooms have a focal point. It’s what stops them from being a jumbled mess. In a living room, the focal point is often the television set or fireplace. In a bedroom, it could be the a window. You’ll want to know where the focus is going, because your furniture will follow a line to that location.

Walking Area

Big furniture could block windows and sliding glass doors. Couches coming out of the wall make you circle furniture. The free area also determines airflow within the home. This is important in big houses where cooling must encompass the entire area.

Start Big

When you begin to move the furniture in, set the bigger things before the smaller things. This means couches before tables and tables before pictures. It’s the same with beds compared to a vanity. Start big. If you need to adjust the big, you won’t go through the hassle of rearranging the small stuff.

Extra Tip

If the the moving company is doing the work, do the planning before moving day. Movers will expect to know where everything is going when they walk into the home. Map out you home on paper. Include everything mentioned above. This is easier at the house, because you’ll have actual measurements. If you can’t be at the house for extended periods, take measurements of available space, and compare it to the measurements of the furniture. Use labels or colored pencils to denote the color or pattern associated with the furniture.

This process for arranging furniture can get you done quicker and with far less headache and rearrangement. In moving, a little more planning is the biggest stress reliever.

Espana Gomez is an author of this blog. Recently she works as an interior design assistant in her town. She loves daydreaming about beautiful homes and interior decor.