The ins and outs of Furniture Removal

The ins and outs of Furniture Removal

Sometimes the biggest and hardest part of a removal is getting your belongings from point A to point B. After all, you yourself can walk to your car, get in and drive to your new home. But it is not that easy where your belongings are concerned. They need to be packed, loaded into a vehicle and transported.
Sorting out small belongings such as clothes or ornaments is relatively easy, but what do you do with your furniture? Well you could sell it off, keep it in your current location ready for the next occupant. But if you fancy taking your furniture with you (which most people do), then you need to know what you need to do in order to get it to the new desired location.
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The first thing you need to do is find a reasonable way of packing your furniture. It is not as simple as it sounds, mainly because furniture is so large and bulky. Unlike everyday household items, furniture cannot be packed away into a box and carried away. If size is not an issue, then you may find that the weight of the furniture piece is an issue. Therefore you need to ensure that you plan ahead and find the safest solution.
Large pieces of furniture that contain smaller items within them such as wardrobes or drawers need to be emptied. This is to avoid losing anything whilst you are trying to move the furniture piece. It also makes the furniture piece a lot lighter, making it easier to carry. After all, you do not want to end up with a back injury whilst trying to lift a chest of full drawers.
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Once all your full furniture has been emptied, it is time to secure it a little. Since it cannot be fitted into a box, an alternative needs to be found. You could wrap your furniture in bubble wrap or specially formulated furniture pads which are widely available. The best place to get these would be from do it yourself stores, hardware stores or warehouses. Wrapping your large furniture in these will keep your furniture safe from any chips or other damages.
Smaller items of furniture such as tables and chairs are a little easier to deal with than wardrobes. Whilst you have the option of wrapping them up as they are, you may decide that opening them up will work out easier for you. If you do decide to open up your furniture, ensure that you bag all the corresponding nuts and bolts in a plastic bag and keeping the bag in a safe place. If you cannot think of a safe place, then you may just want to tape the bag to a piece of the furniture it belongs to. This means that you will not end up with wooden pieces and no nuts and bolts when you arrive at your new home.
If you are going to be transporting your items via a van or truck, ensure that you strap your furniture in safely. Flexible strapping can be bought from warehouses, do it yourself stores and hardware stores. Keep larger items at the back of the vehicle and keep smaller items at the front.
If you are still left very confused about how to do it all, or just need a hand on the day to load and unload your items, then there are many professional services available which will be perfect for you. Furniture removal companies are professionally trained to look after your items whilst getting them to your new location in tip top condition.
Written for Highbury area removals and WC1 man with van

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