Moving house is a very stressful thing to go through if you haven't planned ahead and you have a large amount of furniture to transport. One of the bigger stresses comes from worrying about keeping your furniture safe and secure. Fortunately, furniture removalists will be able to offer sound advice regarding packing and will handle your items with care. However, for some peace of mind, here are some practical tips to prepare your furniture and house for the move — and how you can save money doing it.
Chests, Cupboards and Empty Things
Transporting cupboards and chests can be difficult work because of the sheer weight of the wood. However this can easily be remedied by removing the drawers before transport. These can then be used as transport crates themselves and can be padded up with sheets, duvets or newspaper. This will save you from buying additional plastic or card boxes and can help save space in the truck by putting the drawers back in, possibly saving you additional journeys. The drawers can then be carried individually again into your new house.
Slip and Slide
Once the removal company has dropped off your furniture, you may find that you need to reshuffle your items. Lifting can be difficult and can result in injury if not done properly; therefore, sliding could be a good option. Using soft padded blankets for hard floors, or Frisbees or tough plastic camping plates on soft floors will help you shift large items with ease. You can co-ordinate with the removalists and get them to set the furniture down whilst you lay the blanket or sliders under the base or legs.
Break It Down
Furniture such as sofas and tables can be awkward in shape and difficult to manoeuvre in a house. You'll save time and effort if you take off things like the legs and pack them along with their nuts and bolts. The time saved trying to navigate a tight corridor will make your life much easier, and you can focus on rebuilding the furniture whilst the removal company brings it in. Flat pack furniture works really well for this.
Walk On By
When bringing your furniture into the new house, there's always a risk of damaging the floor, either by placing the furniture down constantly or by dragging in dirt and stones. If you recycle old cardboard boxes and sheets, you can make little walkways that will help protect the flooring.Share
18 August 2019
Moving can be really expensive! But I move regularly for one reason or another, and I've become pretty good at moving on a budget. I can always find a cheap removalist and get some great deals on packing supplies. I also have some good tips on smart packing to reduce the amount of boxes that you need to move, which can help to minimise the costs as well. People are always impressed with my budgeting mojo, so I thought it would be good to start a blog to share my tips as well as create a place for others to share their ideas on moving on a budget.