I think I speak for everyone if I say that no one really likes moving! Bubble-wrapping all of your personal belongings, then packing it into boxes and then on top of that trying to find a reputable moving company so that everything you own arrives at your new place in one piece.
A lot of people are worried about their furniture removals. I on the other hand, do not stress about my furniture too much – it’s the million and one other (smaller, fragile, breakable, expensive!) items that worry me!
The previous time we moved, we made use of a company that handled our furniture removals only – the rest of the content of our house and garage was transported in bits and pieces by ourselves. You can just imagine what a tedious and time-consuming process that was! I am not over exaggerating when I say that we must have made 20 trips up and down in two cars to get all our clothes, kitchen and other electrical appliances, bedding and curtains to our new place. Fair enough, it was only about a half an hour drive apart, but it was really an unnecessary mission!
Furniture removals companies are experts in their field! If you do a little bit of prior organizing you can be moved into your new house in less than a day! With a bit of prior organizing I mean trying to pack as many loose items as possible into boxes, bubble-wrapping valuable items and making sure that the removal company has easy access to everything that must be loaded onto their van.
If you have pieces of furniture that are too big to get out of your house (trust me, that happens!) it is your responsibility to take care of this in advance. Sometimes it would be necessary to remove a security gate so that your fridge can fit through the door – this is not the removal company’s responsibility – do not expect them to arrive armed with the necessary tools and equipment.
To make the moving process as painless as possible, make sure that the removal vans have easy access to both the old and new properties. If their vans can’t fit into the driveways they will have to carry all your belongings to the van parked outside – this is not only time consuming but might also result in additional charges. Make sure to clear this with the furniture removals company when first obtaining quotes for the big move.
Speaking about quotes, this is an important part of the moving process and requires some prior homework! Make sure that you supply the company with a detailed list of the items that need to be relocated. You do not want them to arrive with a van or truck too small to fit all your belongings! Remember that most companies quote by the size of their vans and the number of items that need to be moved, so don’t be upset if you’re slapped with a hefty bill afterwards if you were not honest about the size of the job in question!