Furniture removal is sweaty work. If you’re not trying to lift something awkward and heavy, you’re attempting to fit it through a doorway or into a van. Then there’s taking some things apart and putting them back together, and trying to secure your furniture for transport. There’s a lot that can go wrong during your home or business move, and it could end up costing you a pretty penny. If you know the common mistakes that people make, you’ll be able to take the right precautions to avoid them when the day of the big move arrives.
Failing to Protect the Furniture
Protecting your furniture means two things:
- Physically protecting your furniture by wrapping it up for the move
- Taking out insurance to protect your money if something does go wrong
People often fail to do one or both of these things, leaving them having to repair or replace their furniture out of their own pocket. If you want to make sure you won’t be crying over a scratch on your favourite leather chair or a broken mirror, you need to work out how you’re going to protect everything. Two things you should consider are covering or wrapping items and holding them in place during transportation. As for insurance, taking out a furniture removal insurance policy can cover you if anything does happen to any of your stuff.
Being Careless When Disassembling Furniture
Almost everyone has flat-pack furniture they’ve put together at home. The trouble is, you might not be able to get it out the door unless you take it apart again. If you’ve got to disassemble something, you need to make sure you’re careful about pulling it apart and that you keep all the pieces. You need to be able to put it all back together again, which means having everything in good condition and being in possession of all the screws and other bits and bobs. Try putting the tiny pieces in bags and labelling them so you know what they are.
Forgetting to Take Measurements
You need to get your furniture out of one building, into a vehicle or trailer, and into another building. This makes the measurements of your furniture super important. If you don’t take them, you might be going nowhere fast. And if you do manage to move your furniture, there’s no guarantee it will fit into its new home. Before you move anything, some key measurements of both your furniture and the rooms you’re moving it in and out of, including doorways, will be very handy.
Not Hiring a Professional
The DIY approach is often appealing, especially if you like to save a few pennies. In the end, though, it could be more trouble than it’s worth. Carrying out furniture removal yourself can be time consuming, and you could end up damaging your furniture, or hurting yourself or someone else.
For a smarter way to do it, find a professional furniture removal service using the Zhappy app. It will only take you a short while before you’re ready to move your furniture, with local, trustworthy people there to help you out.