Whether you have just purchased a safe or already have one in your home, you might be wondering how to move a safe. The best way is to have a professional do it for you. Moving a safe on your own comes with risks to your safety and that of anyone who might be helping you. Plus moving such a large, heavy object can lead to damage to both your home and your safe. Below are just a few of the dangers that can come with moving a safe on your own.
We love our customers and want to keep you safe! That's why we always recommend that you hire professionals to move your safe for you. But if there's no way we can convince you and you decide to move your safe on your own, you should enlist the help of at least three strong friends. You'll also need to obtain the proper equipment to move the safe, including a heavy-duty appliance dolly, supporting straps or ropes, and thick moving blankets. Wrapping your safe in moving blankets can help protect it from damage. But if the blankets aren't completely secured, they can cause you or your assistants to trip or lose your grip on the safe. You'll also need to completely secure the safe with straps and/or ropes to keep it from slipping off the dolly as you move it. If you're loading the safe onto the back of a moving truck, use a loading ramp to roll the dolly up. Once the safe is in the truck, position it against a side and securely strap it in place so it doesn't move during the ride.