How to move your furniture

Author: Kim Jacobs | Last modified on: November 12th, 2014

FurnitureMoving furniture is a time and energy consuming task. The reasons for that are several. On one hand pieces of furniture are usually the largest and heaviest items to move when you are relocating your home. On the other, they require special skills in order to be disassembled, properly packed and moved to the new location. That is why we have listed several tips that will make furniture relocation much easier and hassle-free.

  • The most obvious way to carry out a furniture relocation is to let the pros do the job. Find a reliable and trust-worthy professional man and van moving company to carry out the task for you. Go online and find which contractors cover the area you live in and choose among them. A good man and van contractor will be able to tackle your furniture removal in a quick and completely hassle-free manner.
  • Protect the surfaces of your furniture. There are many kinds of damage that your items can sustain during the relocation and breaking them is actually the most unlikely to happen. Scratches, staining and tears on the other hand will most definitely occur if you do not protect the surfaces of your furniture properly. The easiest and most efficient way to do that is to cover them with tarp sheets. You can either purchase tarp sheet and apply it on your own, or ask the movers from your man and van company to do that for you.
  • When loading your furniture on the moving van with the help of which your property will be transported to the newly assigned location, make sure that it is located in the back of the van. Even if the vehicles is equipped with blankets and moving belts, things will move inside of it during the transportation process, and you do not want your sofa to topple on you after you open the door of the van, do you? Loading the furniture last on the van is a mistake that novice house movers often make, but you should avoid it at all cost if you want no problems with damages or even injuries to make your moving day less pleasant than it can be.
  • If you want to get a piece of furniture delivered from the store you have purchase it to your property, do not attempt to transport it in your car, even if it fits. Man and van companies from your area will definitely offer furniture delivery services. Even if you have to pay a little extra for the delivery it will be worth it, because the job is going to be carried out quickly and without any unwanted damage to your new property. What is more, the movers will not only transport your new sofa, wardrobe etc. but they will also make sure to assemble it, so that you can start using it immediately.
  • Following these simple rules for furniture relocations will definitely make your life easier and a lot more hassle-free.

About the Author:

Kim Jacobs is a removals coordinator with over 11 years of experience as part of the Get man and van team and other firms in the home and office relocation industry in London. Before joining our company, Kim has worked in various logistical and transportation companies and institutions such as Transport for London, The Removals Ombudsman, and has coordinated moving projects with some of the biggest suppliers of various goods such as IKEA, HomeBase, Amazon, Sainsbury's and others. While working as a chief removals coordinator, Kim also enjoys sharing her expertise with others through writing in our blog.

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