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All About that House Move

House Move

Packing your Possessions

If you have no time to pack, that’s not a problem. Reputable furniture removalists can be hired to do that. Will they take as much care as you? It depends on how explicit their instructions are. Will it cost more? Yes, of course. You pay for their time and the packing materials they will use.

Large electronic items, like that 6 foot LED TV, will be padded with blankets. It’s not a bad idea to have your breakables packed by professionals. If you opt for that, then you only have to pack your clothes, linen, personal items and books.

Clothing and Wardrobes Alternative

If you have freestanding wardrobes, it’s possible to leave your clothes in there as long as the weight is not too great to move safely. Same goes for dressers. If you decide with the removalists that this can be done, lock the doors and drawers, and tape or put rope around them so that doors and drawers don’t open causing damage during the transport. If you use rope, place cardboard at the corners to prevent the rope marking the timber.

Stop Damage to your valuables

It’s a natural thought that something will break during a move. There are steps though that can be taken to avoid this.

It gets down to the removal company you hire. A reputable, well reviewed company will take great strides to treat your move with care. They will even replace items that are broken. Liability insurance is always available through a quality furniture company and there are different types on offer.

Choose wisely when deciding on the furniture removal company to do your job. A professional service and an affordable rate are great prerequisites to help you pick one.

Here’s a few more packing tips to help for a smooth move.

All the small stuff should be packed in advance. Use sturdy boxes and the best bet is to use the proper packing cartons available through the removal company.

Using permanent markers and labels. Mark everything clearly. Numbering the boxes and having a master list is also a good idea. That way you can check everything off at the destination end. If you had a packing list at the start you are able to get a more accurate quote as well.

Big Ticket Items. Allow the furniture removalists to pack all the large stuff, TV’s, mirrors and glass tables. If the movers know what the item is they can take more care when carrying and storing in the truck.

Avoid unnecessary hold ups and problems. Let the moving company know things like the distance between where you are and where you are going. Tell them about things that may slow down the packing and transport, such as stairs, hard to negotiate driveways, or road conditions. The more they know the better prepared they will be.

Ask about the vehicles they use. The vehicle they use will depend on the size of the move. It’s unusual but not impossible that they have open vehicles for some removals. So if it’s raining, you will need an enclosed truck. Does the truck come with a tracking device?

A reputable moving company will supply a supervisor for each move.