Moving furniture the easy way
There are many things to consider when moving to a new home, especially if you are relocating to a completely different part of the country. Arranging for utilities to be turned off at the old
There are many things to consider when moving to a new home, especially if you are relocating to a completely different part of the country. Arranging for utilities to be turned off at the old property and connected at the new one, sending change of address notifications to friends, family and business contacts, packing personal belongings and enrolling the children in new schools are just a few of the more important tasks with which you will be faced. To give yourself more time to focus on these and other tasks, it is a good idea to get the big stuff out of the way as early as possible, i.e. make all the arrangements for the transportation of your furniture well in advance of the move.
Tips when moving furnishings to a new home
Everybody has their own way of doing things and their own priorities but they all face similar issues when moving furnishings to a new home so I hope the points listed below will help to make your move less stressful.
- It is impossible for most people to move their own furniture as it is normally too big to fit in the family car so the first task is to search for local companies that are capable of helping you with your move and to make a list of those that look promising. Eliminate any that have more than a few bad reviews online and request detailed quotations from those that remain on your list. If you are moving interstate then concentrate on companies that have experience of dealing with long distance moves. If you have any special requirements, make sure that the firms you contact are aware of and capable of meeting them.
- When enquiring about the services each company offers, ask them if they are able to supply protective covers for your furniture so that you do not need to go to the expensive of buying a set that you are unlikely to use more than once. If you want to make absolutely sure that nothing is damaged there are other steps you can take to protect your furniture when moving, such as dismantling it if possible and using bubble wrap to cover all the individual pieces. This approach may be more time consuming but if it helps to make sure that everything arrives at your new home in perfect condition then the time and effort expended will have been well worthwhile.
- If there are any pieces of furniture that have seen better days and are of little value, either sentimental or monetary, consider leaving them behind. There is no point in paying to have things that you do not want or need transported to your new home, especially if it is situated on the other side of the country and the cost involved is significant, so be ruthless and throw out anything that is surplus to requirements. Not only will you save money on transportation costs, there will also be less to do when you are unpacking your belongings and arranging furniture in your new home.
- Following on from the above point, if you have been thinking about purchasing new furnishings it is probably best to wait until the move has been completed before doing so. Assuming that you are not relocating to a very remote part of the country it should be just as easy to buy furniture for your home after you have settled into the new property as it would be right now. By waiting until you have moved, you will not have to pay to have these new items transported across the country and you can make sure that they will complement the décor of your new home more easily when you are living there.
Moving home is certainly a challenging prospect as far as most people are concerned but it is possible to relocate without too much drama if you plan ahead and research all of your options carefully. Whether you are moving interstate or to a property that is in the same area as your current home, making the necessary arrangements to ensure that your furniture arrives in good condition will leave you free to deal with all the other tasks that require your attention at such a time.