December 28, 2021 4 min read

Your new furniture is out for delivery! The thought of getting new furniture in your home can be the most exciting part of the buying process! That moment when you leave the store knowing that you've got a brand new sofa, dining set, or mattress headed your way is fantastic!

But hold on! Before you settle in and anticipate your new furniture's arrival, you need to get your living space ready for a furniture delivery! There are steps that you can take to help ensure that your delivery goes as smoothly as possible.

At Furniture Fair, we have over 50 years of experience delivering furniture! We've developed a few easy steps that you can take to prepare your house for furniture delivery. Read on to learn five ways you can prepare for an in-home furniture delivery!

5 Easy Ways To Prepare Your Home For A New Furniture Delivery
5 Easy Ways To Prepare Your Home For A New Furniture Delivery

Step 1 - Measure Your Space & Delivery Path

If you've already bought your furniture, chances are you've measured your living space ahead of time to determine the working area. However, when it comes to furniture delivery, a few other rooms will need to be checked with a tape measure.

One of the most common issues we experience when making deliveries is large sectionals, not fitting in basements! Keep in mind that not only does your furniture need to work in the space, but it needs to fit through doorways and corridors as well!

Check any hallways, door frames, and corners where your new furniture will need to fit through and determine if your planned purchase will work in the space. Knowing the room's layout and dimensions will help you avoid any problems or even potential damage to your walls or door trim.

5 Easy Ways To Prepare Your Home For A New Furniture Delivery

Step 2 - Plan Your Room Design

The chances are that if you've purchased your furniture already, then you have a general idea of where you want the items to go in your living space. However, if you aren't sure where you want your furniture, now is the time to start planning your new item locations.

Planning your layout will help cut down on the time needed for yourin-home delivery. The furniture delivery team will be more than happy to move the furniture around to your specifications, but If you know where you want it, your delivery will be much faster!

If you haven't purchased your furniture yet, consider bringing in photos and dimensions of the room that you are planning on decorating and plan your room out in-store. Many furniture retailers have helpful design specialists that would be more than happy to help build the perfect room for you!

5 Easy Ways To Prepare Your Home For A New Furniture Delivery

Step 3 - Plan to Dispose of Old Furniture

When you are getting new furniture, disposing of your old furniture might not be at the top of your mind. However, you will need to prepare to have your old loveseat or sectional removed at some point.

Some furniture companies offer removal services for a small fee and take away your old furniture with no hassle. Having the furniture company remove your old furniture saves time and makes the process fast and easy.

Another option is to contact your local trash removal service or a junk removal service and schedule a time to have them pick up your old furniture. Be sure to call and find out if the services you are looking at will haul away your old stuff.

One last option to consider is to resell or give your old furniture away. As the old saying goes, "one person's trash is another person's new sofa," Or something like that. You never know when your used furniture can help out someone in need of a nightstand or dining set!


Step 4 - Clean Any Clutter & Remove Items That Might Get Damaged

Whether your home is spotless or has that "lived-in" look, you will need to make sure that the spaces where the delivery team will be working, are clear of anything that could potentially hinder the delivery.

Remove any loose rugs that could pose a tripping hazard. Put away any objects that could fall if bumped or jostled, and move any items that might be in the delivery team's path. Removing objects that could be damaged will save time and ensure that your ceramic Russian nesting doll collection remains nested.

Finally, make sure that the footpath and rooms where your furniture will end up are clear of clutter and any objects that will be potential tripping hazards. Nothing ruins a delivery day like a broken child's toy or damage from an accidental fall.


Step 5 - Secure Any Pets or Children

Your little furballs love you, and they may love the delivery team's company too, but a beloved family pet is also a tripping hazard for a furniture delivery team. Nobody wants little Floofy-kins to bear the blame for a sofa-shaped hole in your wall.

To prevent animal accidents during delivery, Make sure your pets are secured where they cannot get underfoot during the delivery process. The delivery team will be grateful that they don't have to watch out for stray paws and tails, and your pets will be excited to explore the new furniture after delivery!

New furniture deliveries are exciting for everybody involved, especially your kids! They will want to be the first ones to sit at your sofa or dining table! Your furniture delivery can be a great moment to bond with the family over your shared enthusiasm!

However, as exciting as the prospect of new furniture is for kids, keep in mind that furniture can be large, heavy, and dangerous to your little ones. To avoid any small toes accidentally getting stepped on, make sure that your kids are at a safe distance from the delivery team.


Now You Can Get Ready for Your Delivery!

Once you've taken steps to make sure your delivery goes smoothly, you can sit back and eagerly await your new furniture! You can rest easy, knowing that your house is ready to receive a delivery, and the delivery team will be thankful to make your delivery as efficient as possible!

If you would like more information on the delivery, check out our video on delivery options. If you are in the market for new furniture, check out Furniture Fair in-store or online. Located in over 11 stores throughout the Louisville, Cincinnati, and Dayton areas, Furniture Fair has options for you in every department!