Posted on: 21 April 2020Share
There is nothing nicer than returning home at the end of the day and having the opportunity to shut the front door on everything that is happening in the outside world. Your home's furniture is a big part of your home's comfortability status so it is very exciting when it is time to arrange for new furniture delivery. Whether a new couch, dining set or television stand, it is important you take steps to ensure this delivery goes smoothly and safely. Here are three safety tips to protect yourself, the delivery people and your belongings when the delivery day rolls around.
The first step for a safe new furniture delivery is to know how you are going to get it into the room, and for that, you need the measurements of the item being delivered. You should be able to find the dimensions of the item on either the website of the store where you purchased the item or on the manufacturer's website. If you cannot locate the dimensions online, ring the store. You need these measurements to determine if it will fit through the doorway of both your home and the room it is intended for. The store or delivery company may need to partly dismantle the object to get it to fit. Trying to jam a too-big item through a doorway could result in crushed fingers so make sure you check the measurements carefully.
Out With The Old
Wherever you plan to place the new piece of furniture, you need to make sure that a spot is ready to welcome the item and that means it is time to get rid of the piece it is replacing. Make sure you have enough adults to help move the old furniture piece so that you do not inadvertently hurt yourself while struggling to relocate the piece yourself. If you are the only person living in your home, look at hiring a local handyman to assist you for an hour. It is the safest way to get rid of the old so that you are ready for the new.
On the day of your new furniture delivery, the safest place for you and your family to be is well out of the path of the delivery people. If you have pets, make sure they are contained somewhere in the house where they cannot get underfoot. If you have young children, either have someone mind them for a few hours or entertain them elsewhere in the house during the delivery period. The last thing you want is for someone to trip or for the furniture piece to fall as delivery is attempted.
Following these safety tips your new item of furniture can be delivered easily and safely.