If you are moving homes, you may wish to take your furniture with you. This article aims to provide you with as much information as possible on furniture removals.
Packing up furniture is not simple due to its size and shape. Unlike small items such as ornaments, furniture is heavier and larger making them less likely to fit in a box.
Large items such as wardrobes, showcase cabinets and filling cabinets need to be emptied before they are moved in any way. This is to make them significantly lighter, but also to avoid any items inside these various pieces of furniture falling out whilst the furniture is being moved and transported.
On the truck or van, secure large objects with flexible strapping which is widely available. This is to guarantee that everything is firmly in place and held together. This will then protect it from any damage during the move.
Wooden objects such as wardrobes should ideally be padded with bubble wrap, shrink wrap or specially formulated furniture pads which can be bought at any major Do It Yourself store. This is to protect your furniture against any abrasions or environmental damage to your furniture.
You may wish to choose to open up dining tables, coffee tables and chairs. Ensure that all your screwdrivers and screws are bagged and stuck to a piece of its corresponding furniture item. This is to make re-assembly easy since you will know which parts belong to which item.
Self-storage boxes can be hired which can help during a move. You can choose to pack all your furniture into these storage containers, which you may find easier than transporting your furniture in a vehicle.
If you are going for the self-storage option, there are some things to consider when packing. Furniture which is too large to carry should be manually wheeled out to avoid any strain and possible injuries to yourself or anyone else attempting to lift the heavy furniture.
Self-storage containers should be packed tightly. This means that furniture and similar items should be packed close to each other. The tighter they are packed, the less movement will occur during the move, meaning that the risk of breakages and damage is minimalized.
It gets even more technical since you will have to plan your placing as well. The weight of your furniture needs to be distributed effectively and evenly. It is suggested that you place your heaviest furniture items in the middle of the self-storage container in order to maintain the center of gravity. This will keep your self-storage container well balanced during the removal process.
Although self-storage containers have a plastic or metal roof which aims to protect your items from the weather. However, it is still advised that you cover your furniture to prevent it from undergoing colour fading due to the sunlight. This can be done using cardboard or a dark sheet of some sort. You could even use old curtains, dust sheets and unwanted bed linen.
Removing furniture is not necessarily the easiest task due to its size or weight, but there are many services out there which offer to fulfil your furniture removal needs. Should you choose to hire a self-storage container which is then to be removed, or a man in a van, your furniture removal will be a lot less stressful with a professional helping hand.