One of the more important parts of moving is the planning. By planning your move, you avoid all manner of moving problems – there’s less chance of losing things, forgetting to do certain tasks and by feeling more prepared, you will feel less stressed. The advantages of proper planning are well documented indeed. You can avoid furniture damage through proper planning, for example. Damage to your furniture is one of the worst things that can happen on a move. Imagine going through all the hard work and the processes that a move demands, only to have multiple items be broken at the other side. Furniture pieces are big and heavy and cost proportionally more to transport, so it makes sense to take proper care of their removal.
There are two ways you can go about this. You can either handle everything yourself or hire a furniture removal company. Keep in mind that if you’re going to handle everything yourself, you’ll have to set aside quite a lot of free time, and if you’re going to hire a furniture removal company, you’ll have to find the right one. Here are both of these options explained in more detail;
By doing everything yourself on your move, you’ll have to put a lot of work in, but you can potentially save a chunk of money by doing so. If you’re moving on a budget, it may be worth going for this option, but only if you’re not prone to stress.
You’ll have to make sure you purchase the right packing materials and rent the right van with all of the bells and whistles that a furniture removal requires. Bubble wrap and elastic cables are two of the more important materials to consider. The elastic cables to keep everything secure in the van, and the bubble wrap to wrap more fragile furniture pieces in just in case impacts happen. Flat packed furniture should be disassembled and boxed as well – they’ll take up less space that way, and as a result they’re easier to protect from damage. In this case, you can just pack your flat packed furniture in the same way you’d pack your other valuables. Proper moving boxes, plenty of bubble wrap and packing paper, and careful handling will stand you in good stead in this case.
If you’re moving a large amount of furniture, I would definitely recommend hiring a proper furniture mover. There’s less hard work involved, for a start, but that’s not the only advantage. The selling points of such companies are their professionalism and properly trained staff. They deal with pretty much every type of furniture on a regular basis, so you can be sure that they’ll be able to handle yours without damaging it. This allows you piece of mind in addition to extra free time and less heavy lifting.
In order to reap these advantages, you’ll have to shop around and do some research. First off, you should consider the advantages of hiring a mover that is based locally – they’ll be more convenient and will be able to find the most efficient and quickest route to and from your area. For this reason, I would recommend you make a list of the furniture movers that are based within fifteen to twenty miles of you. Once you’ve done this, then you can start reading reviews. This is the best way to find a good value and trustworthy mover, because they’re written by those with experience with the mover in question. Once you’ve weeded out the companies that aren’t for you, you can start to contact the companies that remain and ask them for cost estimates.
So, whichever way you’re planning to move your furniture, you should definitely do your planning. Whether it’s so you can properly pack and move your furniture yourself, or so you can find the right company to handle it all, it’s a necessary part of the process.