Yes, they do move furniture but this is just a small part of their job description. Moving and storage companies employ most furniture movers. This means that they deal with the home’s furniture, boxes, and appliances. Some furniture movers may be self-employed and hire out to come to a home to transfer individual things like moving a large piece of furniture from one floor to another floor. When furniture movers’ work for a company, the biggest percentage of their job revolves around the inventory, packing, loading, moving everything to the new residence, and then unloading the items there.
It is not a simple easy job. In fact, it is a hard job. There is a lot of heavy lifting, being on your feet most of the time, stress that you will make the appointed time to move the household items and to be on time at the new address, stretching and reaching. You should be physically fit and have the stamina to handle this job.
If the homeowner has packed the boxes the furniture movers will go through your house and put numbered stickers on every box that is packed, pieces of furniture, and appliances. Next, they will write these numbers on an inventory sheet along with the corresponding item associated with that number. The customer gets a copy and the furniture movers will keep the other. It is the job of the customer to look over the list to make sure that everything is correct and then signs the inventory list. If the homeowner wants to pay extra for the service, the furniture movers can also pack the boxes.
Any items that could be scratched or scraped will be wrapped with thick blankets around them. All of the items are strapped and tied securely in the truck. This is so they do not jostle around in transit. One of the furniture movers will be the truck driver that will take your household items to your new home or apartment. Once at the new residence the furniture movers will unload the truck and take everything into your new residence. Some movers will take a few extra minutes and put the boxes in the right rooms. Once everything is unloaded, the movers and customer cross off their inventory list the items as they are taken off the truck to make sure that everything has arrived and is in good condition.
Working as furniture movers does not require a college degree but you should have your high school diploma. You should be able to lift at least twenty-five to fifty pounds on your own. You will also have to get your CDL license so you can legally drive the companies moving trucks and vans.