If you're planning to move to another home, you and the family may be filled with excitement. This may be the first time you have performed such a move since you established your household, and there is a lot to look forward to. However, don't underestimate the hassle associated with the actual move and what you need to do to prepare. What are some of the key tips to remember to try and make this move as painless as possible?
Taking It on Yourself
Some families think they can roll their sleeves up and get on with this massive task themselves. It is certainly achievable, but there's lots of work involved, and handling heavy furniture items is never easy. Experts have a specific technique that makes it easier to manoeuvre something like a large sofa through narrow openings. They also have some tools that can help them avoid injury as they do so.
Stripping the Furniture
Where possible, disassemble larger items of furniture, which may involve taking legs and handles off. While this may not seem as if it makes much difference, every little bit helps. Protruding handles and legs can certainly get in the way when trying to get something through a tight doorway.
Focusing on Those Flatpack Items
Pay particular attention to all of your larger items and especially something like a home entertainment centre. If you're like many homeowners, you may have purchased this as a flatpack and assembled it in the room where it currently sits. So will it physically fit through a door (or even a large window) so you can get it out? Measure the pieces first and check the route from that room to the exterior. Do the same when it comes to your new home as well. If the measurements don't add up, you may have to disassemble some of the units.
Don't skimp when it comes to furniture packing materials. Get a sufficient number of boxes with tape, plastic protection, and blankets to cover the most fragile items. If you do so, you can prevent any potential damage during the move, especially when the moving vehicle is in transit.
Engaging the Professionals
Finally, do some research and contract the services of a professional furniture removal company. They'll take care of all the heavy lifting, make your task a lot easier, and will certainly be worth every cent of your investment.
For more information, contact a local removalist.