How to Move Fragile and Heavy Furniture in Dubai?

moving heavy and fragile furniture in Dubai

Moving in Dubai is exhausting and stress-inducing, but it can become more exhausting if you end up causing damage to your belongings. Did you know that moving heavy furniture can be challenging if not performed by expert movers? 

After all, even if you’re relocating locally, you’ll need movers and packers for the more fragile and heavy furniture. This is why you should hire trustworthy furniture moving companies in Dubai.

Moving fragile and heavy furniture is physical labor and is more challenging to do yourself. Whether it is within the city or to other places in the country, you should hire professional movers for this task. 

Types of Furniture:

While you are moving from your old place to a new one, there are some types of furniture that you would need to be more cautious with. Such type of furniture can be light, heavy, or fragile, including

  1. Large sofas
  2.  Pianos  
  3. Large Mirrors 
  4. Expensive Paintings 
  5.  Fragile sculptures

Experts know how each of these items should be packed and then moved from one place to another. They know how to do it right! Hence, here in this article, we will discuss how these delicate pieces should be packed and moved.  

1. How to Pack and Move a Leather Sofa?

Sofas are among the most expensive furniture you own; hence, taking care of these while planning to move is also essential. 

  1. Condition the leather of your sofas almost a week before to avoid any tears during the move.
  2. It is best to cover the sofa with a moving blanket while ensuring every corner of the couch is covered.Β 
  3. You can also wrap the sofa with plastic wrap after covering it with a blanket. It will help provide additional safety to the sofas.

2. How to Pack and Move a Piano?

Moving a piano is such a tricky and challenging task that moving companies in Dubai now have a separate section dedicated to piano moving. Due to the size and structure of the piano, it can be tricky to move it. 

For moving your piano the following tips will be of great help to you:

  1. Considering the price and worth of a piano, hiring professionals for this task is highly recommended. As pianos typically require particular types of equipment and handling.
  2. The professionals begin by taking the measurements of the piano before they decide to move it.Β 
  3. Evaluating the doorway, hallways, and dimensions of the passage you will move the piano through are also critical before planning your move.
  4. The piano key, pedals, and the piano need to be covered in thick blankets or towels to avoid any scratches.
  5. To transfer the piano into the moving van, straps, and screwdrivers will be used so that it can be held in place when moving across the skid board.
  6. A team of at least four people would be a solid team to help you pack and move the piano.Β 
  7. You might need more depending on the size of the piano and the nature of the move. But having skilled and experienced four people instead of on unskilled ten is better.
  8. It is advisable to take special precautions to avoid any injuries.

3. How to Pack and Move a Mirror?

As you know, mirrors are heavy and fragile at the same time. Hence, they need extra care when moving. 

  1. Firstly, you would need suitable packing materials, including cardboard boxes, wool covers, bubble wrap, and special mirror boxes, depending on the size of your mirror. 
  2. Small and medium-sized mirrors that aren’t very fragile can be wrapped in bubble wrap and kept in a box with other stuff.
  3. However, in the case of larger mirrors, wrap them in a wool blanket after covering them with bubble wrap. As for the corners, try to use specialized corner covers to protect the corners.
  4. For valuable mirrors, it’s best to get a purpose-made box with the insides foamed. These boxes or crates can be expensive, but they are worth the go!
  5. Lastly, mention “fragile items” on the boxes which have mirrors packed in them.

4. How to Pack and Move Paintings?

For packing and moving paintings with glass frames, you should:

  1. Tape the glass.
  2. Cover the glass with thick cardboard or foam.
  3. Wrap it in bubble wrap.
  4. Secure the edges of the paintings with masking tape.
  5. And if you are planning to wrap two paintings in a box, you should fill the extra space with cotton or crushed paper filling.

5. How to Pack and Move Large and Fragile Sculptures?

Sculptures might not be easy to pack because of their irregular sizes and shapes. These sculptures are packed either in boxes or wooden crates, depending on their size. 

The heavy sculptures are best packed in crates, whereas; you should keep the smaller ones in boxes if they are protected well with the right side of the box.

  1. Wrap the sculpture in bubble wrap. Try not to leave any area exposed. 
  2. Place your wrapped sculpture in it. Pack and secure it well with tape.
  3. Try to find a box that fits the size of the sculpture. An oversized box can result in potential breakage of the sculpture.
  4. Fill the boxes with packing papers; the heavier the box is, the more the papers should be. 
  5. Last but not least, secure the boxes with tape. 


In a nutshell, if you are planning to move and are worried about how you would manage to lift heavy and fragile furniture, book a furniture moving company in Dubai now!

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