A house move is a new beginning, which is exciting. But the relocation process itself can be a struggle. Here are some tips to make your moving day manageable.
If you have leeway in the time you can move within a month, you could get a cheaper rate if you book the removalist for off-peak times. These are generally midweek and mid-month. Many people move on weekends and at the end of the month. Check with a removalist on whether their rates vary depending on the time of the move.
Your removalist may have packing services if you want help getting everything into boxes. Alternatively, they may be able to provide you with boxes of various sizes for you to do the packing yourself.
It's important to use boxes of the right size for your stuff. Small boxes are best for heavy and delicate items, such as books or crockery. Large boxes should be filled with lighter items like cushions and saucepans, or the boxes can get too heavy and awkward to lift. The removal process will be faster and smoother if the boxes are manageable and you've thought out the relative load of each box.
You can disperse heavy items across several boxes. Additionally, weighty things should go on the bottom, not the top, to better balance each box so they're not top-heavy.
Create a clear and accessible passageway for the removalists. You could do a dress rehearsal before moving day by walking around your house and devising the best route for them to take. This will uncover problem areas.
Check whether the back door would provide better access than the front door if you have large furniture pieces. Measure the doorways, hallways, and furniture. You might have to take the doors off the hinges in some rooms. Also, eliminate tripping hazards, such as rugs and large potted plants that block the way.
The most crucial part of the move is ensuring the truck will have somewhere to park. Can it fit on the driveway, or is there low overhanging foliage? Their truck is probably taller than your car, which is something to keep in mind.
Alternatively, they may be able to park the truck out front. You could reserve a spot by parking adjacent to your driveway beforehand so the furniture removals truck will have enough room. It won't matter, presumably, if their truck extends over your driveway when it's parked.
Contact furniture removalists near you for more information.