Important Things To Measure When Moving

by | Mar 11, 2024

Measuring the largest furniture like wardrobes or sofas and your new property is very important when moving. We have experienced times when the customer wants us to re-assemble the tall wardrobe from the old property at the new property only to find out the ceilings are too low. Or the large 3 seater sofa cannot take the corner to be placed into the living room. Issues like this can be stressful and also might cost more money, as now the customer will need us to dispose of the item or the items. This is why it is very important to know which things have to be measured when moving.

What Size Van To Move Home

Measure The Lift If You Live In A Flat

Measure the lift before moving to a flat to ensure your belongings fit. Take door width and height measurements and consider interior dimensions. It is also important to record the weight restriction of the lift, as sometimes the lift dimensions might be fine, but the weight restriction would not allow our removal men to use it.

For an accurate price when we cannot visit your property, we would also need to know the distance from your flat door to the lift and how far is the lift from the loading area. Be aware, that if the loading area is underground parking we might not be able to park there due to height restriction and the additional walking distance will make the move more expensive.

Lift measurments

Measure The Staircase

Before the bulky items are moved upstairs, measure the staircase to ensure a smooth process. Use a measuring tape to assess width and height. Start with the narrowest point to confirm furniture can pass through easily. Measure vertical clearance to ensure items like couches fit comfortably. If needed, consider disassembly or alternative transport. This preparation prevents last-minute surprises and potential damage on moving days.

Measure Your Property Windows

Measuring the windows is essential for multiple reasons.

Firstly, it helps determine if furniture can pass through during the move, avoiding last-minute surprises. Knowing window dimensions aids in planning protective measures to prevent damage.

Additionally, window measurements assist in organizing the new space efficiently by planning furniture arrangement. Accurate window measurements ensure a smoother and more organized moving experience.

Measure The Main Entrance

To make moving easier, tell us how big the entrance is. Give us measurements for doors, hallways, and stairs. This helps them avoid problems on your moving day. Use a measuring tape to find out how wide, tall, and deep each entrance is before the movers come. Tell us or if using a different house removal company these measurements early so they can plan. If doors need to come off or things need to be taken apart, let them know. Doing this ahead of time helps the movers figure out how to move things without causing damage. Taking these steps shows you’re ready and makes moving less stressful for everyone.

Measure Your Wardrobes If They Are Big

Before moving, measure your wardrobes to ensure they fit in your new home. Measure height and width to avoid surprises on your moving day. Knowing the dimensions helps you plan and make adjustments if needed. If the wardrobes are too big, consider disassembling them for easier moving or let us know we need to take them apart so we can give you a price if needed. If they’re too small, it’s a chance to declutter and reduce belongings.

Check If The Appliances Will Fit At The New Property

Before bringing appliances to your new home, measure the space to ensure they fit. Take measurements of the width, height, and depth of the designated area. This step is essential to prevent any complications during the moving process. Knowing the dimensions in advance allows you to plan accordingly and avoid surprises. If the space is too small, consider rearranging or downsizing appliances to fit comfortably.

Measure The Shed

Before relocating a shed, it’s important to measure its dimensions to ensure a smooth moving process. Measure the width, height, and depth of the shed to determine if it will fit through any narrow passages or gates along the route. This step helps avoid potential obstacles or damage during transportation. Knowing the shed’s measurements in advance allows for proper planning, such as arranging for suitable transport and ensuring there’s enough space at the new location. By taking the time to measure the shed, you can minimize any surprises and make the moving experience more efficient and hassle-free.

Shed measurments

Importance Of The Sofa Measurments

Before moving into your new home, it’s crucial to measure the dimensions of your sofa to ensure a smooth transition. Take measurements of the sofa’s width, height, and depth to determine if it will fit through doorways, hallways, and other entry points. This step helps prevent potential difficulties or damage during the moving process. Knowing the sofa’s measurements in advance allows you to plan accordingly, whether it’s arranging for extra help, disassembling the sofa if necessary, or considering alternative furniture options if it doesn’t fit. By taking the time to measure your sofa, you can avoid unexpected challenges and make the moving experience more efficient and stress-free.

Measure Your Outdoor Furniture

When moving outdoor furniture to a new home, it’s important to measure their dimensions to ensure they fit in the designated outdoor space. Here are the measurements you should consider:

  • Patio table: Measure the length, width, and height to ensure it fits comfortably in the outdoor dining area.
  • Chairs: Measure the width, depth, and height of each chair to ensure they can be arranged around the table or in the desired seating area.
  • Umbrella: Measure the diameter of the umbrella canopy when open to ensure it provides adequate shade and fits within the patio space.
  • Lounge chairs: Measure the length, width, and height of each lounge chair to ensure they fit on the patio or deck without overcrowding the space.
  • Outdoor sofa or loveseat: Measure the length, width, and height to ensure it fits on the patio or in the outdoor seating area.
  • Coffee table or side tables: Measure the length, width, and height of any outdoor tables to ensure they fit comfortably between seating areas.
  • Hammock: Measure the length and width of the hammock to ensure it fits within the designated space and has enough clearance for swinging.
  • Grill or barbecue: Measure the width, depth, and height of the grill to ensure it fits on the patio or in the outdoor cooking area.
  • Planters or pots: Measure the diameter and height of any planters or pots to ensure they fit on the patio or deck and accommodate your desired plants.
  • Outdoor storage containers: Measure the dimensions of any outdoor storage containers or chests to ensure they fit in the designated storage area and accommodate your outdoor items.

By measuring these outdoor furniture dimensions, you can ensure they fit comfortably in your new outdoor space and plan the layout effectively for a seamless transition.


Measure the length and width of any area rugs or carpets to ensure they fit within the intended room space without obstructing doorways or furniture placement. Additionally, consider the rug’s shape, especially if it’s non-rectangular, to ensure it complements the room’s layout. Once you have both measurements of the rug and the room, you can decide if you want to take the old one or maybe buy new rugs or carpets.

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