You feel overwhelmed. You have a house full of belongings that need to be packed and you have no idea where to begin. Deciding to move seemed like a good idea, but how are you going to move your furniture without it getting damaged? Over time, we tend to either inherit or collect valuable pieces of furniture that need to be handled with care. Doing it yourself is not an option, as it means hiring a trailer and getting strangers to assist in moving your precious belongings. What you need to do is find a furniture removal company that has the expertise to handle your antiques and priceless items as if it were their own.
When DIY is not an option
Often, to cut costs, people decide to do a move on their own. It might seem like a quick solution but be careful. This option comes with its own set of hiccups and could land up being a costly exercise, especially when it comes to the removal of big pieces of furniture. Without the help from an expert removal company, you could do more harm than good and possibly not be covered for it.
Flat packing items
Dismantling your own furniture can be a mammoth task, which should rather be taken care of by trained professionals. A lot of furniture including beds, wardrobes, tables and desks need to be dismantled. Professional removal companies will offer dismantling and reassembling services. Make sure that this is brought to their attention before the move so that an accurate quote can be given for this additional service.
Stack up the costs
Many furniture removal companies offer fee structures based on customer needs. This is normally done by completing an itinerary of the items that need to be moved. The questions that will be asked when requesting a quote are relevant to the move, especially when it comes to the number of belongings that needs to be moved. The more information provided makes the difference between a mediocre and expert move.
Size does matter
An itemised list of your movable furniture allows the removal company to provide their team with the right size truck or trailer for the move. It is also wise to inform them of any special conditions that could possibly hinder the moving process such as stairs, vehicle height or weight restrictions, narrow roads or steep driveways. By doing this, it will enable them to bring any necessary tools and equipment that they might require.
The packing disaster
Leaving the packing until the eleventh hour, rushing around to find boxes, spending unnecessary money on rolls of packaging tape, labels and bubble wrap, is not a wise move. If you find that this is a task that you cannot undertake due to time constraints or it seems like a never-ending task, then you need to find a furniture removal company that provides a packing service. Not only will they make light work of it, but they are better equipped to pack breakables, antiques and electronic equipment.
If you are moving into a smaller space, consider a furniture removal company that will not only do the move for you but also offer storage facilities. By doing so, you will be able to keep your possessions safe and have access to them when needed.
The ticket to a smooth move
Try not to do the entire move on your own. Pack the small things first and preferably in advance. Label all your boxes clearly with a marker and where necessary, fragile stickers. Keep a list of what has been packed so that when your items arrive at the new location, it will be easier for you to unpack. Trust your furniture removal company to take care of your bigger items, including electronics. They will take greater care of these items knowing what they are. Avoid any unnecessary snags by being upfront with your furniture removal company about the conditions of the move e.g. narrow driveways.
Elliott offers customers a full-service option, allowing customers to experience a smooth and hassle-free move. Not only will we be there with the right sized truck and team, but our expertly trained staff will be on hand to professionally pack your valuable items and take great care in assuring your grandmother’s armoire is looked after during the move. Let us manage all the elements so that you don’t have to. Many companies offer furniture removal, but we know how to get it right.