When it comes to moving out of a furnished home, there is plenty to be thought about after you have booked a furniture removalist for your moving date. After all, when you moved a lot of your furniture into your home, it may have come in a deconstructed form which it no longer has now. If you are someone who is moving house in the not-too-distant future, here are three ways you can get your furniture moved while ensuring no damage occurs on move-out day.
Measure, Then Measure Again
After you have identified which furniture items you think are going to struggle to get through doorways, then it is time to get your tape measure out. If you don't have one, then you can pick one up at the local hardware store. Measure the length, width and height of your large furniture pieces, and then measure the width and height of the door. Don't just measure the doorway of the room that the furniture is in, but also all doorways the item needs to pass through to get to the truck. You don't want to find out on moving day that your buffet hutch is too tall for the doorway.
Disassemble As Required
Once you know which furniture pieces will not fit through the doorway in one piece, then it is time to find ways to break it down to smaller pieces. For example, you can remove the four legs from a table and then transport it as five separate pieces. Not only does this mean the table fits easily through doorways, but it also means you're not likely to scratch or dent the door frame as you try to manoeuvre the whole table through it.
Sometimes furniture is heavy but not necessarily bulky. Dragging heavy furniture across the floor means potential damage to floorboards or carpet. Ask your furniture removalist to bring slider pads with them on moving day. Slider pads are small and round, but when placed under each foot of a furniture piece, such as a couch, it allows the item to slide across the flooring just as effortlessly as skating on ice.
Finally, let your furniture removalist know in advance what specific large furniture items you have so that they can bring everything on moving day so that they can get your belongings out of the property without any damage to them, another person or the house itself.