27 June 2014
Packing Tips On Furniture Removals
Moving is among one of the most stressful events in life. There is a lot to sort out and arrange. Most people are busy with work and family and find it demanding and hectic. There are though a number of removal companies around nowadays to help lift the burden of relocating. The removal industry is a big business and there are plenty of services available to help make the transition from one address to another go smoothly and stress free. Here are some useful tips to help pack your contents safely and securely. 1. Preparing for the moveWhen you know you’re moving date it is a good idea to begin packing none urgent items to help save time at a later date. It also gives you the opportunity to get rid of unwanted possessions that you don’t need any more. You may have stuff to dump so dispose of using a specialist company. You can either hire a skip or a clearance firm to shift it. Most companies will recycle what they can so protecting the environment. When you have had a good sort out it gives you a more realistic idea of what is remaining to move to your new address. 2. Get in touch with a firmAfter sorting out your possessions you will need to hire a removal service to suit your needs. You can do it cheaper by hiring a removal vehicle and doing the loading, delivery and unloading. This suits many who like the freedom to do it in your own time. You may have to ask for some tips from the experts on loading the van safely for your move. If you have a lesser load and prefer assistance a man and van rental is the ideal option. Here you get all the help with the expert loading, delivery and unloading from a professional driver and vehicle. Finally the complete job can also be done by a large skilled removal company. 3. Discuss your requirementsMake an appointment with whichever chose service you choose to get an accurate quote and measurement on the weight of your contents you will be shifting. This is essential as you could end up with a lorry that is just too big and waste money on unused space. Or you could discover you have booked a van that is too small and the job will take longer with more frequent trips back and forward to your new location. 4. Keep your company informedKeep in touch with the office of any changes to dates, and if the load increase or decreases. Also ask for all the possible extra charges and fees if there is a problem with the move. Moving doesn’t always go to plan, there can be delays from weather and traffic jams. If you are moving to another area and you are detoured are there fuel charges? Sometimes completion dates are not on time, so will you have to pay extra for overtime. It is good to have a schedule but be prepared for holdups on the day. Sometimes the loading can take longer than expected. Awkward shapes can prove harder to pack and strap down so taking longer than expected. 5. Extra service to help you moveWhatever service you choose to use for your furniture removal there will be one to suit your budget. If you need more help than the removal company will be able to guide you through the process. Extra services such as cleaning, storage, packing supplies and services can be arranged when you book your removal date.