The big day is here! After much anticipation and planning, you can finally begin the furniture removal process. Furniture removal isn’t as simple as packing boxes, moving them from Point A to Point B, and then unpacking them, but it also doesn’t have to be complicated. This article will provide you with some tips to make the most of furniture removal day, including what to do (and what not to do).
A Short List of Tips to Use on Furniture Removal Day
Furniture removal day can be a logistical headache if you attempt to do it on your own, but it’s a breeze with Elliott. We know exactly what to do, as we’ve been doing it for a long time, so you can leave most of the heavy lifting (both literally and figuratively) to us. The tips below can make furniture removal day less stressful for both yourself and your removal company.
- Don’t panic. This is arguably the most important step. If you stay calm and collected, you will be able to process information more easily and you will be able to handle furniture removal day more smoothly. If an issue arises, address it and move on.
- Meet / communicate with the movers. We need to know what you want and need. Although there is ample opportunity to discuss the move prior to the scheduled day, it’s a good idea to talk to the movers on the day to make sure everything goes according to plan and schedule.
- Make sure all the boxes get on the truck. While you should take an inventory of all your possessions before you even start packing, it’s a good idea to still take a good look at all of your boxes before they are loaded and make sure that everything is there and ready to be transported.
- If you have any unwanted items, this is the perfect time to get rid of them. You can donate them to your neighbours or a charity but try not to give away anything that is broken beyond repair. Those items should be thrown away or recycled.
- Your pets should be either the very first thing or the very last thing you move. Moving can be a challenging ordeal for your furry or feathered friends, so you need to make sure the move is as stress-free for them as possible. Part of this process is to take them to your new home when the full chaos of moving hasn’t erupted yet.
- Take care of your valuables. If you have a lot of cash or precious jewellery, you need to plan carefully how you will transport safely and securely. The easiest way to ensure the safety of your valuables is to simply transport them yourself or inform Elliott of the valuables that you want to have transported with a written request, and special arrangements will be made for your belongings.
- Do an inspection of your old home. Check for any structural damage like cracks or leaks. Your insurance company might ask you to do this before the move, but it’s a good idea to do it at your new home as well before moving your possessions in.
- See if you missed anything. Check every nook and cranny in your previous home for items you may have missed. There might be a suitcase stashed away deep in one of the built-in wardrobes, or you could have simply forgotten to take everything out of one of the kitchen drawers. Regardless, you need to make sure that you leave nothing behind. You can’t always rely on the new homeowners to return your belongings should they find it upon moving in.
- Finally, clean your house once everything has been removed. Mop the floors, dust the cupboards, and wash the windows. Not only is it common courtesy for the next tenants or owners, but it will also leave you satisfied that there is no unfinished business.
What to Put in Your Survival Kit
We at Elliott advocate the use of a “survival kit”. This is a small collection of items you will need immediate access to once you get to your new house. The kit should only include basic items, like a kettle or teapot, toothpaste and toothbrushes, a change of clothes, and some basic cutlery. Give your kit to the on-site supervisor, who will make sure it gets loaded last and unloaded first so that you aren’t without your essentials for longer than what is necessary.
If you are still not sure what to do on furniture removal day, you can get in touch with a member of our qualified staff by clicking here.