How Removalists Prepare Your Furniture for the Move

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How Removalists Prepare Your Furniture for the Move

19 December 2017
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It is no secret that moving can be stressful. Packing all your items, preparing for the new destination, and dealing with all the costs involved can be quite a headache. That is why it's important to consider the services of furniture removalists.

Furniture removals make it much easier for you to move heavy furniture and other awkwardly shaped items (such as classic pianos) from the old to the new home. When you know that you have all the heavy furniture handled, all you have to deal with is the lighter and more convenient items.

Preparing heavy furniture for the move can be made easier by using several clever techniques. Furniture removalists will incorporate all or a combination of the following methods when preparing your heavy items for the move.

  • Using bubble wraps

For any delicate furniture or items that have sharp edges, removalists will typically wrap the item with bubble wrap to protect any sensitive areas. This makes it easier for the items to be maneuvered between narrow doorways and flights of stairs.

In addition to the bubble wraps, removalists will also add soft pads (referred to as padding) to other delicate areas of the furniture. The bubble wrap and padding absorbs any accidental contact with surfaces that might cause the items to break.

  • Use of dollies

For heavy furniture that can be difficult to lift, furniture removals will use a dolly to load and roll the items in and out of the home. Furniture dollies work especially well for tall but narrow items such as bookshelves, tables, and some types of couches. The item will be carefully loaded onto the dolly, strapped in place for stability, and safely rolled to the loading truck.

  • Disassembly of large furniture

In some cases, it makes more sense to break down large items into smaller pieces that can be easily moved. For example, bookshelves can have individual drawers removed, and couches can have the backrests and cushions separated.

During furniture removals, it is important for any loose moving parts to be separated from the main item. This is because they can easily fall off and cause damage to people and property when being moved.

  • Craning

If you have an unusually large and heavy item such as a classic piano, removalists might consider the craning technique. Craning involves using a crane to hoister the item in and out of your premises using a nearby window.

The item will be loaded on the crane, carefully maneuvered out of your old home (through the window) and onto the truck. When you arrive at your new residence, the furniture removals personnel will again use a crane to move the item into your desired room through the window or other nearby opening.