Life happens and things can go wrong, even on the best of days. This can be stressful, especially when you want to move to a new home or office. Professional furniture removal companies try their absolute best to preventand mitigate damage, but there are also waysfor you to ensure that your items arrive in one piece.
A lot can go wrong during furniture removal. While your only concern should be getting your possessions from Point A to Point B, you should be aware that there are many waysfor things to go South. Things can go missing, especially if they are small and not packaged properly and human error can cause items to break, and even Mother Nature herself could rain on your parade (both literally and figuratively).
This Is How To Prevent Damage To Your Possessions During Furniture Removal
Luckily for you, there are ways to prevent damage to your possessions during furniture removal. While we at Elliott take all the necessary precautions to secure your possessions during furniture removal, it still helps if you take additional measures to protect your belongings. Follow our steps below to help reduce risk and mitigate damage to your possessions.
Take an extensive inventory. Make a list of every single item you are moving and try to take as many photos as you can before and after the move. This will make it very easy to see if anything has gone missing and if anything suffered damage. You will therefore be able to prove that it happened duringthe move.
Don’t announce your move to the world. Social media is a wonderful way for us to connect with family and friends, but it’s not always the best idea to share certain information online, especially when you are moving. Social media companies try to guarantee a certain level of privacy, but criminals can still find ways to access your social feeds with the intent of intercepting the moving truck.
Use the right boxes and packaging. One of the best waysto prevent damage to your possessions duringfurniture removal is to use the right boxes. The sturdier the box, the less chance there is for the items inside it to get damaged. There are waysto add additional layers of protection when packing, such as using bubble wrap and newspapers to cover fragile items and keep them separate from heavier items that could cause potential damage.
Label boxes correctly. While moving companies won’t usually throw your stuff around and act like a child during Christmas time, it is still a good idea to label all of your boxes. By marking boxes as fragile, or by writing down specific handling instructions, you can reduce your stress levels as well as making sure that your items will be handled with the required care and respect.
Communicate with the furniture removal company. If all else fails, talk to the people who are moving your things. We don’t know everything, and we can’t possibly know your every instruction (unless you follow the steps above), so we appreciate any help you can give us. It’s our job to take care of your things while you move, but you need to let us know if there are any special steps we need to take when handling and moving your belongings.
Murphy’s Law: Why You Should Still Insure All Your Possessions During A Move
Having insurance is like wearing a parachute on a plane – it’s better to have it and not need it than it is to need it and not have it. Even if you meticulously followed our tips above and even if you chose the best furniture removal company (like Elliott) to move your possessions, there is still a chance that something could go wrong. We handle your possessions as if they were our own, but we also acknowledge that things don’t always go according to plan, and we can’t always prevent damageto your belongings. That is why we offer the option to insure your items duringthe move. If your flatscreen TV cracks, or if your spoon collection goes missing, at least you’ll be able to recover the monetary value of the items. We also know that items with sentimental value cannot always be replaced, so make sure you let us know which items to take extra special care of (with or without insurance)!
Contact us and ask us about our insurance options here.