Furniture Removals Guide – Whether you need to move heavy furniture from your home or office, this Blog post will provide you with plenty of information about furniture removals.
Furniture Removals Guide Step One – Empty and Protect your furniture.
Moving any kind of furniture generally involves some minimum planning and organisation. You can do it yourself with help from your family or friends. Or you can contact a local Furniture Removals company to make sure your furniture removals is done professionally. Lifting and packing up furniture is not always simple, as home or office furniture is generally heavy and bulky.
Large and heavy furniture like lounge suites, coffee tables, entertainment units, dining tables, chairs, buffets and beds need to be protected for the furniture removals team. Wardrobes, cabinets, cupboards, filling cabinets, chest of draws all need to be emptied and protected with blankets, bubble wrap or shrink wrap before the furniture is ready to be moved.
It might seem quicker to move furniture with all its contents, however it will be very heavy and much easier to break. Spend time removing all the contents and packing it into boxes and your will save more time and money at the other end!
Furniture Removals Guide Step two – Load the furniture removals van or truck.
Now its time to start loading the Furniture Removals van or truck. We suggest loading the heavy furniture last and make sure its evenly distributed. Use strong straps or tie down ratchet straps to secure your furniture to the sides of the van or truck. Make sure all the furniture won’t move during the transport, to guarantee that everything is firmly in place and held together. It will be a shame if you damage any of the furniture.
You may have items that are too big for any stairs or doorway, so you may need to dismantle furniture which is held together with screws. Make sure you keep all the screws, nuts and bolts in sealed plastic bags. Furniture which is too large to carry should be moved using a cargo trolley and hand truck trolley to avoid any possible injuries to yourself or anyone else helping you to lift the heavy furniture.
Once again make sure you the weight of your furniture is evenly distributed in the furniture removals truck or van. Place the heaviest furniture in the middle to maintain the centre of gravity and even wear on the truck or van tyres. Use old sheets, towels or curtains to protect any furniture from dust and marks.
If you or a friend is to drive the truck or van make sure you take extra caution and stay under the speed limit. A heavy truck loaded with furniture will take much longer to brake and stop. Smart Express Removals provide an excellent furniture removals service starting at $85+gst for one van and a professional mover. A travel fee may apply.