Tips For Quick And Affordable Furniture Removals
While no part of the house removal experience is easy, furniture removals are the toughest because of the very nature of these items: they are large, they are heavy, they tend to be expensive and even the smallest scratch can take a lot of money to repair. Packing and moving furniture thus almost always ends up being a long, tiresome and expensive activity. Moving furniture is possibly the most daunting and challenging part of any home removal. Furniture invariably includes the biggest, heaviest, and most oddly shaped items and hence becomes the most cumbersome aspect of the move. In this article, we discuss some tips on how you can make your furniture removals quicker, more efficient and more cost-effective. Affordable furniture removals are no longer just a dream! Tip 1: Decide The Services You Want To HireIf your budget allows it, you should ideally hire a moving company to handle every part of the furniture removal, from packing to transporting. It is the easiest, most efficient way of getting the job done. However, if you don’t have a flexible budget then you should only hire professionals for those aspects of the move that you cannot manage yourself. For instance, if you think you’ll be able to pack/ wrap your furniture on your own, only call the pros in for help with lifting. If you’ve got a lot of people lending you a hand, then only rent out a moving van and so on. Tip 2: Pack What You Can On Your OwnPacking furniture on your own isn’t easy, but it is doable. If you want to save money, try packing most things yourself and only leave the extremely valuable, fragile or unusual items for the professionals. Professionals may charge you for their services on the basis of an hourly rate or a per-piece rate, and either way, packing the ‘easy items’ on your own will help you save money. Tip 3: Leave Furniture That You Don’t Need/ Want AnymoreWhether you’ve outgrown some of your old choices or your new house doesn’t have as much space as you need for your current furniture, or even if you are planning to buy new pieces for the new place, you shouldn’t take anything you don’t need along with you to the new house. This is especially important when it comes to furniture because Tip 4: Disassemble Furniture That Can Be Taken ApartMany furniture items cannot be moved in one piece easily. Whether it is because they are just too big to carry and load onto the moving vehicle or because they’re too heavy, trying to forcefully move these things can damage them. If you have the option of disassembling these items and taking them apart into smaller, more manageable pieces, you should most certainly act on it. This will not only make it easier to carry these pieces till the moving vehicle, but it will also take up much lesser space in the moving vehicle and there is less likely to be any damage. It may seem like a lot of hard work at the onset, but it is certainly worth the effort. Tip 5: Use Sliders For Moving FurnitureSliders are basically portable furniture moving tools that make it easy to shift furniture around. Ideally, you should use commercial sliders, preferably something with small wheels that let you move heavy furniture around quickly and easily. If you are hiring a moving company, be sure to ask them to bring one along with them.