Moving furniture to a new house can be very stressful, as so many things might go wrong. Below are a few things you can do to take the hassle out of moving your furniture.
Do not move the furniture on your own
Unless you are experienced in furniture removals, it is a bad idea to do it on your own. Although the prospect of being able to save money by moving the furniture on your own instead of paying a professional to do it is enticing, it is still not recommended. Moving very heavy objects can result in injury including back aches and joint aches. Accidents may also occur where you furniture might get damaged.
Professional furniture removalists are trained to be able to efficiently move all of your furniture for you. Of course, a good way to take the stress out of hiring removalists is to look for the cheapest and most respected company you can find.
Choose which furniture to take with you
Prioritise any appliance or furniture you will want to take with you to your new home and choose which one to leave behind. This can be beneficial in a number of ways, including:
- Having less furniture to take with you to your new home can save you time in moving. This can save you money when you are hiring removalists who charge by the hour.
- Your furniture can be sold through a garage sale which might provide the cash to purchase new furniture for your new home. For most people, shopping for new furniture is a very good stress reliever after moving to a new house.
- If you aren’t able to sell all of your furniture when you move, you can give them to your friends or to your local charity that will be able to make use of your furniture.
Use any collected boxes in packing your furniture
Boxes you might receive when you purchase any large appliances or given to you by your friends and co-workers are very useful when packing your furniture. It is easy to sort out the furniture you are packing when you have a box to place them. For example, one box may contain bathroom furniture and items while another one will contain some of the kitchen appliances. Once everything is organised and put in perspective, boxes can help take out the stress in moving. Boxes can also provide a protective base for fragile objects.
Plan where your furniture layout in your new home
Nothing can be more frustrating and stressful than finding out that large furniture will not fit in the place you want it to be. Moving that large furniture to a place in your new home where it will fit can waste a lot of your time, which can also cost you money when you are hiring removalists who charge by the hour.
Take the time to survey your new home and plan out where your furniture will be placed when you move them. You can also save time by planning which furniture to move first and which to move last. If you are not able to find a good place for some of your furniture, you can always sell them in a garage sale or give them away to charity.
Remember to plan out how you will move your furniture and never to move them by yourself to save yourself from any stressful frustration.