Moving day is an exciting period for everyone. New opportunities lie on the horizon, there are plenty of items to do and important decisions to make. With all those plates juggling in the air, it becomes easy to drop one and get lost in the temporary mess. Keeping track of your valuable stuff before, during and after the moving procedure guarantees success. The key lies in the little details that can make or break your furniture. Since no one wants the latter, here are some proven practices that can help you out.
1. Insure your possessions
Before you begin, make sure you have protection. Accidents happen and it’s human to make mistakes. It’s also human to think ahead and plan for the worst-case scenario. Furniture is generally the most expensive item on the moving list and having valuation coverage and moving insurance is a smart investment. If you are still debating over the cost, put it all on paper. The cost of new furniture far outweighs any insurance costs there may be.
2. Disassemble and pack up
What’s easier to move? A large closed or a couple of boards? The same answer applies to the question of what’s easier to pack in the moving van/truck. Disassembling your furniture is not as difficult as you may think. If you still have the original instructions and manual, it becomes a mundane task. One screwdriver is usually all it takes. If not, or if you don’t want to go thru the hustle, you can always hire a professional to do it. Whatever the case may be, have a zip-lock bag nearby and put all the screws, nuts, bolts and smaller pieces inside. They are the first to go missing and play a vital role in the structural integrity of your furniture.
3. Reach out for help
You are not alone in this moving period. Your phonebook is filled with friends, relatives and acquaintances that you can call for favours in exchange for pizza and beer. While this may be the cheaper option up front, it can cause plenty of hustle and damage along the way. Trying to coordinate multiple people, who have little to no experience with moving and keeping track that everything is done safely, can be too much.
On the other hand, hiring experienced and professional removalists from Sydney can be a profitable action. When you put it all on paper, your time and effort have no price, and your possessions are certainly safer in the hands of people that have done it a million times. With the right tools and experience for the job, anything is possible.
4. Plan the layout ahead
Time is your ally when you are moving. We know that may sound opposite to what everyone is telling you but hear us out. You know the exact date of your move, and the timeframe until then is the ideal opportunity to plan. Unloading your entire truck all at once, jamming it inside the new apartment and then moving all items around is nerve and back wrecking. Using any of the modern furniture moving apps, you can plan your layout and coordinate the item order.
Start with the rooms in the back and the heaviest items first. Once they are in place and out of the way, everything else becomes that much easier to handle. You can have fun with the planning and make it a breeze. Visualising your future home can also give you new ideas for layouts. When the date comes, you will be able to move that much faster as you will be well prepared.
5. Moving supplies
Your moving process is only as good as your moving supplies. Tossing everything in the van and hoping for the best will only damage your furniture. Again, wage the pros and cons. Repairing furniture from scratches and tears that are easily preventable costs next to nothing. Strech wrap, bubble wrap, moving blankets, and sturdy boxes for other pieces, are all there to help keep your furniture nice, intact and safe during transport.
Treat moving supplies as an investment and you will see the value they provide. Your furniture needs all the help it can get during the moving period, so a little assistance goes a long way. Moving supplies also help speed up the whole moving task, because they make transporting and carrying inventory easier and safer.
Making any changes is better than none. Idly sitting by won’t accomplish anything or get things done. A proactive lifestyle, where you take control of your actions and possessions, can make any chore a breeze. Moving is about upgrading your lifestyle and moving to better options. Once it’s all said and done, you can relax, open a nice bottle of wine and toast to a job well done. Focus on the important items on the list, like picking out your new decorations. We wish you all the best in your moving endeavours!