How To Move a Safe On Your Own?

First and foremost, it is not recommended to move a safe on your own since it is a heavy item. It is a very specialized, complicated, and even dangerous job, so take a moment to think about it. Do you really want to take the risk of moving a heavy safe without a professional mover or safe moving services?

Maybe some circumstances make you think you can do it on your own. You may only have to move the box within the same house. You may have a lot of strong and willing friends. You may have some experience, and moving a heavy safe is not a completely foreign job. And there's a chance you have some convenient or proper equipment that gives you confidence.

Whatever your reason for moving a safe on your own, here are some basic tips. We think it's vital to consider these points for extra precaution and the safety of those helping you. We are guessing friends will help you move this heavy item!

Moving a safe without a moving company or a professional safe mover:

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  • You will need an extra-strong forklift for the moving process, and not just any forklift or moving vehicle will do. Considering that a safe is a heavy object that can easily weigh 200 kilos, you should pay attention to the forklift manufacturer's specifications to avoid unpleasant surprises.
  • To move a safe, straps are essential to hold the box to the forklift moving truck, for example, to have the specialized equipment or the right equipment to hold it with, such as a strap. A thick moving blanket on which to slide the box is also helpful, significantly if you will move it within the same house or room.
  • Moving a safe can be easier if you empty its contents, as long as you have a safe place to leave your valuables and belongings in the meantime, like a storage unit.

And from here, of course, turn to your friends as your moving team. You can't move a safe by yourself. Plan very well the movements to be made with the box before moving it and dress appropriately. In an ideal world, wear reinforced-toe shoes. Be patient, conscientious, and careful.

Last Updated on April 26, 2021 by Nelson