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If you own guns and are thinking about relocating, you might be wondering how in the world you’re going to lift, carry, and transport your gun safe to your new home. Because of its massive weight and bulky size, many homeowners are clueless as to how to move a gun safe properly.

Moving large, specialty items like gun safes can be quite dangerous and risky. While you can significantly reduce the chance of injury or damage to your property by following some important safety tips for gun safe moving, accidents can still happen. If you want to move your gun safe in the most efficient and safest way possible, the best option is to hire a professional moving company to do it for you.

At Winnipeg Moving, we’re the area’s best choice for moving specialty items like gun safes safely and efficiently. While we highly recommend hiring a team like ours to transport your safe and other heavy items from point A to point B, these tips will help you plan for the move if you’re thinking about doing it yourself. In this article, our professional movers from Winnipeg Moving will share our expert tips on how to move a gun safe so that you can prepare for a safe and successful moving experience.

1. Come Up with a Moving Plan

Even before starting with the move of your home safe, it’s important to create an efficient plan for how you’ll move the safe out. Consider the route you’ll take to move the safe—including any tight turns, small hallways, or steep staircases that might make a move more difficult.

2. Assemble Your Safe-Moving Team

Because of the weight of a gun safe, it is impossible to move it alone. To avoid physical injuries, it is highly recommended to seek the help of your family and friends to take on this task. Depending on the size of your safe, estimate how many people will be needed to move it—in most cases, you’ll need at least three or four strong adults to move a heavy safe. If you are going to move it into a tricky place or position, like up or down the stairs or into a tight space up high, you may need to enlist the help of even more people.

3. Prepare Your Equipment

Moving heavy and bulky items will require some special tools and equipment, according to the type of safe and the part of the house it’s located in. In most cases, a furniture dolly will help you move the safe faster and more efficiently as long as you’re moving it across flat surfaces. A dolly will also be extremely useful for moving other large items in your home during moving day, from dressers and television sets to large crates and more.

In case you need to move the safe out of the window, you might need to look into specialized tools like ropes and pulleys. If so, it’s a good idea to contact your local reliable moving company to help you make a move as safe as possible. A reputable moving company will come equipped with the experience and state-of-the-art tools you need to make sure you and your gun safe are safe from harm during the move.

4. Protect the Walls and Floors of Your Home

If you want to minimize or prevent damage to your home, tape a heavy furniture blanket over your safe to keep it and your home’s walls and floors from becoming damaged. You should also think about protecting the path through your house with blankets, plastic wrap, or other materials to avoid scuffing walls or denting corners on its way out.

Hiring a Professional Moving Company

Because you and your family’s safety and well-being should be the most important aspect of any move, it’s a good idea to leave the most difficult tasks to the professionals. At Winnipeg Moving, we’ll take over your relocation with specialized solutions for moving your heaviest or most dangerous items from your home—including piano moving, heavy furniture moving, gun safe moving, and more—so that you won’t have to worry about getting hurt or damaging your property.

Since 1975, our professional moving company has provided excellent residential, commercial, and specialized moving and storage solutions for customers in Winnipeg and other nearby areas. If you’d like to learn how we can help you, give us a call today to speak with a representative. Alternatively, you may fill out this quick online form to book a free consultation and get an accurate quote.