Two Topics a Person Should Discuss With the Furniture Removalist They’ve Hired

Here are two topics a person should discuss with the furniture removalist they've hired.

Whether or not the person needs to do anything to prepare their furniture to be moved

A person in this situation should ask their furniture removalist if there is anything they should do to prepare their furniture to be moved. In many instances, removalists will do the preparatory work for their clients. However, if a client prefers to do this themselves or if due to scheduling issues, the removalist will not have enough time to do this, they can advise their client on what they may need to do.

For example, they may recommend that this person remove the items that are currently in their chests of drawers, bedside cabinets and console tables. This will make the furniture lighter and easier to handle, which will enable the removalist's team to move it faster. It will also ensure that the interior storage areas within the furniture don't get damaged, due to heavy or sharp items inside them being thrown against the interior walls.

Additionally, the removalist might advise the person to seal the furniture's drawers and doors shut with some non-damaging masking tape, so they don't open whilst the removalist is carrying them. If any of the furniture has sharp-edged, protruding drawer knobs (such as faceted crystal knobs), they might recommend that the person temporarily unscrew these and put them in a safe place until after the move. The reason for this is that sharp drawer knobs that jut out could scratch the sides of the other furniture they're placed next to in the removalist's van.

They should discuss the navigation of their current and new properties

A person in this situation must also talk to the removalist about how the latter will navigate the client's current and new properties whilst carrying the furniture. For example, if a person is currently living on the sixth floor of an apartment block, and the building has a lift, they might need to give the removalist the dimensions and maximum weight capacity of this lift. This will allow the removalist to determine if any of the person's larger items will not fit into the lift.

If for example, the client has a sofa that's too large and heavy for the lift, the removalist will need to make a plan for carrying it down the apartment building's stairs. They may need to place extra moving blankets around the sofa, to protect it from the walls around the staircase that it might rub against as it's being carried down the stairs. If the staircase is very narrow, they might also have to consult with the building's management company and get permission to temporarily remove its handrail so they can fit the sofa through this small space.