Moving or relocating is a challenge at the best of time. Dealing with the furniture movers does not have to be a difficult and chaotic process on your day of moving. With some well organized plans, you can make the furniture removal process easy as a breeze.
Here are 9 furniture removal tips to make the process of moving much easier.
1. Prepare Well in Advance
Obtain quotations and make reference well in advance from as much as furniture removal companies and secure the preferred date in advance.
Preparing to pack your belongings is equally important. The ideal is to make a list of all your belongings and start to pack well in advance, keeping only the most essential things unpacked until the last minute. Remember not to pack important documents such as personal and medical documents and all documents relating to the move.
2. Label Boxes
Use the list of your belongings and label each container according to the items on the list. This way you can control the number of containers and easily locate items if you need to.
3. Pack the Right Way
The way you pack and fill up the containers is a very important. The most important part when packing is to make sure you do not overfill the containers. While packing, keep in mind that humans need to lift and carry the container. Alternatively, containers that are overfilled can break under the heavy strain.
Filling boxes and containers properly to the top is just as important as to not overfilling them. When containers are not properly filled to the top, there is the risk that the containers can cave in.
4. Careful with Newspapers
Although using old newspapers for wrapping material, you need to keep in mind that the ink used on newspapers usually rubs off. It is better to make use of plain paper to wrap fragile or items with high value.
5. Food and Household Consumables
Food and household consumables that are opened should only be packed for a very short period, with the intention to be unpacked the same day. It is advisable to only pack food and cleaning materials that are still sealed and not opened before.
6. Appliances and Tools
Appliances such as your freezer and fridge should be clean and completely defrosted and limit the content to the bare essentials only. Washing and dish washing machines should be disconnected at least a day before the move and allowed to drain and dry completely.
All garden tools that are driven by fuel such as gas and petrol should be drained in advance before the move.
7. Small Children
It is best to organize a babysitter or having small children staying with friends or family during the move. This way you don’t need to worry about the children and the furniture movers can work without any disturbance.
To make the moving process less traumatic for your pets it is strongly recommended to vacate them first before the actual removing of your belongings start.
9. Make Access Easy
Whether you are living in a multi story building or on a busy street, ensure that the furniture removal company have easy access to your home. If needed, arrange with your neighbors or the caretaker of the building for extra parking space or reserving the lift for a specific time.