As most of us will know from prior experiences, moving home can be one of the most stressful things you can go through. This stress is superficial, but nonetheless it can take its toll on you. The first step in the process is searching for and finally securing a new property. Then you have to find someone to take your old one (if you’re a home owner). After all that is sorted comes the task of actually physically transporting everything you own from one property to another. Most of your possessions will prove quite easy to pack – books, DVD’s, kitchen utensils – all of these will easily pack away in the humble cardboard box. But what will prove difficult is the transport of your furniture. Well, this will only prove difficult if you decide to do it yourself. It won’t be very stressful at all if you hire professional furniture removals to come in and do it all for you. Although this is certainly a more expensive option, it is also certainly the option that will cause you less stress. If you do decide to hire professionals to do the task, let the text below be a brief guide on how to go about hiring a professional Wimbledon furniture removals service and getting the most out of that service.
1) Know all the items of furniture you wish to transport
This really is the first thing you should be doing. Go around your home and count all the items that will need to be transported by professionals as they are too big to fit in the family sized car. Once you’ve counted, you should, if you can, get a rough estimate of the volume of all that furniture put together. Volume is height x width x depth. You will need to know a rough estimate of the volume so you know what size vehicle the SW19 movers need to send over. If you have no idea what vehicle to get even after counting and measuring, phone up furniture removal companies Wimbledon and ask them for their opinion. They will be happy to answer any questions you may have.
2) Get quotes from companies
After you roughly know what size vehicle you require, it is time to starting ring around and getting quotes. Do not take the first quote you get. The chances are it won’t be the cheapest. Instead ring around every furniture removal company operating in your area and get a quote from all of them. This will help you make a more informed decision as to who to go with. Once you have an arsenal of quotes, you can then use these quotes against one another to drive the price down – remember: most SW20 removal firms can be negotiated on price.
3) Make your furniture accessible
Once you’ve decided on a furniture removal firm and have the date when they are planning to come round and transport all your furniture, you should make sure that your home is clean and clutter free when that day comes. Moving furniture is hard, but moving furniture when there is clutter and debris everywhere is not just laughably hard, it’s also a safety hazard.
4) Get an insurance policy
Accidents happen. Accidents especially happen when heavy items of furniture are being moved. Most home insurance policies will not cover you for damages that your furniture incurs during the move. But don’t worry; removal firms will be glad to offer you an insurance policy. So if they damage your furniture in any way, you’ll have peace of mind knowing that even if the worse were to happen, you would be fully compensated.