Updated: Oct 12
Moving is often a very stressful time. There are so many different things to occupy your mind, your time, and your attention that it can be quite overwhelming. The overbearing nature of a big move can drive even the most level-headed person to become completely broken down. Because of this, it is vital to delegate as much s possible to free up yourself enough to breathe and remain sane. One of the best things to delegate is the removal and transportation of your furniture. To do this you will need to hire a fantastic, trustworthy furniture removalist company. To lend a helping hand, here are some tips to make your move easier and how to find a great furniture removalist.
The first tip to help make your move a bit less stressful is, to label everything! Dedicate boxes to certain rooms and furthermore to specific items. That way it is easier to pack boxes properly and put them in the correct rooms of your new residence. When you use this organization technique, you will eliminate the stress of not knowing where anything is. You will also reduce the risk of certain items being broken because it is easier to pack safely when you know exactly what is in each box.
Along the same line of thinking, you should make a list of all of your items and where they are being packed or stored. This is because, if something comes up missing, it is easier to determine at what point and where it came up missing. Then, it will (hopefully) be easier to locate that item. For example, jot down which items/boxes you are transporting yourself and what is being transported by movers/furniture removalists. You can break it down even further if you wish into what is in the vehicle with you, what may be on top/back of the vehicle, and what is in a trailer or U-Haul. This makes it much easier to keep track of everything.
As you are loading everything up, check each box and item off of your list so you know what has been loaded and what still remains.
The next thing you need to do is find a wonderful furniture removalist company to hire. A great moving company, also referred to as furniture removalists is a fantastic way to relieve a lot of your stress. When you know that your items are being handled with the utmost care and are being transported safely, it is a huge weight off of your, otherwise overburdened, shoulders. Because of this, here are some tips to find the perfect company for your needs to further relieve some stress. First off, you will need to do a quick search to find the names of all of the local furniture removalist companies. No need to get technical, a simple "furniture removalist near me" or "furniture removalists in (insert city name)" will get you the results that you need. After you have a list of all of your choices, there are a few things to look for to make it easier to choose the best company.
-Look at prices. It is important to compare the prices of all potential companies. You do not want to be spending an arm and a leg so to speak if you do not need to. Also, keep in mind that the most expensive company is not necessarily the best. All it means is that you will spend the most money on them. On the flip side of that, you do not always want to go for the cheapest option either. Generally speaking, there is a reason they are the cheapest. When you are comparing prices, make a list of the companies that you feel have the best prices and then move on to the next step. Another aspect of price to consider is if they charge a flat rate or if they charge by the mile. Some charge a base flat rate, as well as per mile, traveled to the new location. It is vital to calculate, based on each company's fees, what you will end up paying in total.
- Reviews are a great way to get a feel for a company's competence. Always look at reviews on their website as well as on sites that are dedicated to reviews of local businesses. It is also advisable to ask around and see if anyone you know has used any of the available companies and if so what they think of them. One excellent option is to post on your social media sites asking for reviews and/or recommendations for moving companies or furniture removalists. You will usually get a good set of responses to help you in your decision.
- The next thing to consider is what services each company offers. Not every furniture removalist company offers the exact same services. Some help you pack, some only haul large pieces of furniture, and some offer all-inclusive services. Along this same vein, not all furniture removalists will travel long distances. If you are moving very far away from your current residence, be sure that the company that you choose offers long-distance services and not just local pick-ups and drop offers.
Finally, if you decide to hire a furniture removalist and they do not have a good attitude upon arrival, drives badly, or takes no care in the handling of your items, you have every right to fire them and start over. If you are not comfortable right away, it is best to go with a different option.
Moving can be stressful, even if you are only moving a few blocks or just putting some things in storage. Hopefully, you now have some information to make your transition a little bit easier and a lot less stressful. If you live in the Brisbane area, you will definitely want to take a look at Brisbane Removalist - http://www.expertremovalists.net.au/cheap-interstate-furniture-removalists-brisbane/ You will find all of the local removalists and information that you need to hire a fantastic team. Remember to trust your instincts when hiring someone for a big job like moving all of your furniture.