Moving heavy furniture items is probably not on your list of favourite things to do. However, you seldom have a choice when the time comes to move into a new apartment or a new house.
Even if you hire a furniture removal specialist, you should always be cautious about how your furniture items are handled. You want to be sure that the specialist is doing things the right way.
Here are a few things you should have in mind as you plan the move.
The Right Type of Equipment
Moving heavy furniture items can be dangerous for the people involved, just as it can be dangerous for your furniture items.
That is why you need to see to it that your preferred furniture removal specialist has the right kind of equipment for the job.
Examples of the kind of equipment used for moving heavy furniture include furniture sliders, moving straps and furniture dollies.
Furniture sliders, for example, eliminate the need for removal specialists in lifting and carrying heavy furniture items over long distances by allowing them to push the items once the sliders have been installed underneath.
The use of furniture removal equipment such as sliders and dollies help to minimise the risk of damage to furniture items and the risk of injury to removal specialists.
The Right Packaging Supplies
Furniture sliders and dollies are meant to assist with the removal of furniture items. The packaging supplies referred to herein are those that will protect furniture items from physical damage during the move.
Examples of supplies that a removal specialist will provide (or ask you to provide) include bubble wrap, moving blankets and corrugated sheets of cardboard.
These supplies are used to absorb shocks that would otherwise reach your furniture items during the move. These shocks could result from the presence of potholes, bumps and so on along the terrain through which your furniture items have to be moved.
The Right Price
Depending on the complexity of the move, removal specialists will levy different charges. You will either have to pay an hourly rate or a flat fee for furniture removal services.
The flat fee option is often more convenient because you can determine exactly how much the move will cost. An hourly rate of payment could easily make you go over-budget in the event of delays due to unavoidable circumstances.
These furniture removal tips should help you see a difference during your next big move. Contact a local furniture removalist for more information.