The Right Way of Furniture Removals

This article is designed for anyone who is moving after many years of living in the same place. These tips will help even the most seasoned of movers that have moved three or more times in their life or ones that are experiencing their first. Home relocation specialists are designed to help you throughout the moving process.

To avoid hassles and issues with former or future neighbors on moving, some preparations may be needed. Check out the following tips:

1. Find the best day and best time for the loading and unloading of your items. This is especially important if you are doing the move alone, however if you have hired a relocation company, they will help you along the way.

2. Check on the destination address, which is usually a place you don’t know well just yet. If there are restrictions on moving and/or shipping, such as fees, recreational areas, fixed times for loading and unloading-make sure you are aware of them before you move.

3. In the case of condominiums, check both the source and destination on the days and times allowed for the execution of the service. Communicate, in writing, to your new home one the day of the move, and ask the concierge to book a place at the door of the building, as well as a place to park the truck, along with protection on the walls of the elevator service. Of course this will not be needed if you are moving to a home or apartment.

Other important precautions:

1. Assign specific values to your goods, whether they are transported or stored, in order to guarantee compensation in accordance with the general rules of different removals business.

2. In cases of storing your furniture, visit your international relocation specialists and see if they provide all the services verify the location, the form of storage and security of the same.

3. Any communication between the parties (customer/furniture removals company) should always be in writing. Do not accept verbal communication. This is not smart especially if there is a problem in the midst of a move.

Summary:

• Select what you want to stay, give away, sell or throw during the move. This allows the household removals process to go more smoothly.
• When choosing a furniture removals company, make sure you perform all the necessary details to ensure you pick the right one.
• Always carry personal effects (like jewelry, checkbook etc.) with you personally.
• Check the conditions of the old house and the new one while both are empty. This is extremely important when you are performing an international relocation. For example, check the new house before you start moving your belongings in and check your old house to ensure things are straightened out before turning in keys, etc. once you have moved everything out.

Furniture Removal: Make Sure You’re Organised On Moving Day

Believe it or not, moving house doesn’t have to be a hectic stressful time of your life. With the right preparation and organisation, your furniture removal can be a positive experience with all the heavy lifting left to the removalists. Too often, people leave their packing until the last minute, which only creates stress. Often once you start to pack, it quickly becomes evident that you have A LOT OF STUFF!! It is amazing how much we accumulate these days, and yet we never seem to think we have much due to our fantastic ability to hide things in storage!

So, once you begin to pack, and delve into those storage areas suddenly the job of packing can become overwhelming. So, the easier answer is to begin your packing process as soon as you know your are moving. Normally people know weeks if not months ahead of time that they will be moving house. Use this lead time to your advantage.

One suggestion is to organise your ‘Packing Equipment’ as early as you can. This is your boxes, tape, newspaper and bubble wrap. Your local furniture removalist should be able to supply this for you. Once this is in your house you can start packing at your own pace!

Early Packing Tips:

– Start packing the items in the house that you know you will not use from now until the move. These could be the “extra” items in your house. Such as, the extra cutlery that you never use, the pots and pans that never get used, the extra linen, the kids toys that are stuffed away in the cupboard. Box all these items up, label them clearly and store them somewhere out of your way. DONE!

– Wrap your extra crockery up in bubble wrap or newspaper, leaving everything you will still use between now and the move. Carefully wrapping the crockery and other breakables takes time, so this is something that you can do weeks in advance with no time restraints.

– Use clear labelling on all of your items, especially if you start packing early. The last thing you want is to forget what is in all your boxes and have to guess or open them before knowing where to put them in the new house.

Don’t Empty Everything!!

Often people empty out all of their belongings from chest of drawers, buffets and desks etc. This is a great idea if you have decided NOT to hire furniture removalist and do it yourself, as it makes the actual furniture much lighter. However, professional removalists have the necessary skills and equipment to lift heavy furniture. As long as the items inside are not breakable there is no need to remove the items. Simply, tape up the drawers so they don’t fly open when being moved and leave the rest to the removalist. The best part is you don’t need to unpack when you get to your new house.

Remember!

– Schedule your cleaner.

– Redirect your mail to your new address.

– Organise helpers on moving day for child minding.

– Stay organised and let the professionals do all the heavy lifting!

Finding a SMART Furniture Remover the SMART Way

Moving furniture, like any other business, should be done the SMART way. It should be professional, complete, and should be able to deliver the services that meet the needs of its customer.

What are these needs?

Being fully aware of the different kinds of needs by different kinds of customers can make any furniture removalist company have the promise of a sustainable business anywhere. Having the tools, such as means of transporting huge furniture from one house to another, professional manpower that knows how to handle all kinds of furniture, including fragile jars and porcelain china, storage facilities that would come in handy for emergencies, and so much more. The important thing is, a professional furniture remover should know what these needs are so delivery promise can be met.

Services should then be Specific. Specific needs need specific services. Does a carpeted sofa need plastic wrapping? Does an antique table need bubble wrapping? Does china dishes need to be stored in removalist boxes? Having a concrete know-how of a customer’s detailed needs can be acquired by having a good conversation with them before the actual furniture removal. Therefore, noting these needs can assure the furniture remover and the customers that the job can be done more successfully.

Specific needs must have Measurable costs and necessary tools to meet the needs. How big should the van be to accommodate all the furniture? How many trips, back and forth, to complete removing of furniture? How many boxes needed? How many men can handle the job? Measuring the details of the job is necessary to ensure profitability of the business, as well as, gives transparency to its customers. Customers would like to bring down costs as much as possible. Being able to cut down unnecessary materials or manpower to deliver the job would not only help the business’ profitability, but would please the customers as well.

Promising to deliver customer needs should also be Attainable. Can the mahogany bed fit in the next house’s entrance, without disassembling it? Can the furniture be moved in 24 hours? Can four of the company’s men deliver the job? A professional furniture remover should only accept jobs that are attainable for them, rather than promising something that they can’t keep.

Customer needs should not only be attainable, but also Realistic. Can the unwrapped porcelain jar be moved to another house without being broken to save bubble wraps? Can the antique remain unscathed in an already crowded van to save number of trips? For sure, any furniture removalist company would like to cut down cost, but would it compromise the job if done so cheaply?

Removing the furniture should also be Timed. Any professional businessman should meet the schedule as agreed with their customers. A careful furniture removalist should then be conscious with the removing schedule. Can this be done in a day? What should be moved first? Will traffic allow huge vans at this certain hour? Being able to meet the scheduled delivery promise would ensure satisfied customers.

Removing furniture the SMART way promises happy and satisfied customers. Satisfied customers would mean more future references. More references would mean sustainability of business. Therefore, as a professional furniture removalist, one should be SMART enough to handle the job successfully!