There comes a time in one’s life when they need to move their furniture from their home or office. If that time is the present or nearby future, you need to be prepared beforehand to ensure that this stressful process won’t tax your pocket or sanity. So, without further ado, here are ten effective furniture removal tips you should remember.
1. Always Have a Plan in Hand -Whether you’re moving your office furniture or that of your home, you need to plan the process long before the big day. This means that you should determine certain details, such as what you will take with you and how many boxes you will need to pack your things, beforehand.
2. Filter Out What You Won’t Move – You may plan to leave or sell certain bits of furniture and decorations. However, rather than piling everything up in one corner, it is best to get rid of them before you move out. If you intend to get rid of a piece of furniture but need it until the day you move, sell it early and let the buyer take it off your hands 3-4 hours before you leave.
3. Avoid Packing Too Much or Too Little -One of the common mistakes movers make is packing too much or too little in every box. Overfilling your boxes will stress your back when you move them and may cause the boxes to break open during the move. On the other hand, filling your boxes partially will not be cost effective since you can always distribute your things in other boxes.
4. Pack Fragile Items with Care -To protect your breakable valuables, you need to make sure of packing them in paper, bubble wrap, cartons and containers. Though these will cost you a bit more than newspaper, it will save your fragile treasures from newspaper ink.
5. Disassemble Large Pieces of Furniture -Certain bits of furniture, such as your computer workstation or bed, cannot be easily moved in one piece. So, even if you feel tired or sluggish, make sure to disassemble them to save them from breakage or scratches.
6. Ask For Help Whenever You Need It -Furniture removal isn’t easy and it can never be a one-man job. So, make sure to have your friends and family help you out. However, if you prefer less hassle and a better moving experience, consider hiring a professional furniture removal company.
7. Protect Yourself as You Do Your Furniture -Most movers focus on protecting their furniture rather than saving themselves and their families from pointed and sharp edges and accidents. So, make sure to create and follow a plan that will protect you from accidents, and wrap sharp tools and furnishings in cloth.
8. Give Equal Attention to Your Appliances -You need to disconnect your electrical appliances a few hours before you move. This means that you should clean and drain your fridge or freezer rather than carry it as is.
9. Label Your Things -After disassembling your furniture and placing it in boxes, you need to label them before shipping them to your new destination. Labeling allows you to keep track of what you moved and helps you decide which boxes should be opened first.
10. Take Care of the Little Things -Your big pieces of furniture as useless if you lose the nuts and bolts that hold it upright. In order to keep these safe and avoid rebuying them, you should keep them in an envelope or a labeled plastic bag.
Keep these tips in mind and moving out will be the easiest task you’ve ever had to do.