Moving home is never easy and one of the hardest parts of packing up and moving your home has to be moving your furniture. Not only is it likely that these will be big, bulky and heavy items, but they are also likely to be fragile and expensive too.
With this in mind, it makes sense that you are going to want to make sure that your furniture is moved properly.
Of course, you can take charge of this yourself, however, sometimes the best thing that you can do is to hire a professional removals Bristol company who can make sure that they transport your furniture as best that they can.
To help protect your furniture even further, we have put together our guide to everything that you need to know about getting your furniture ready for the furniture removals company.
Always make sure that you have the right materials
Whilst some furniture removal companies will be able to provide you with all the materials that you need to prepare your furniture. However, there is also a chance that you are going to want to find these yourself. The basics are cardboard boxes and packing tape, however for larger pieces of furniture these are not going to be much use to you. You will need to think about bubble wrap, plastic stretch wrap and maybe even a few blankets that you can use to wrap around those fragile items that best that you can.
Clean and dust first
The last thing that you are going to want is to transport your furniture into your new home, covered in dust. It is a much better idea to take the time to clean and dust your furniture before you prep it for moving. Not only does this make sure that your new home is as clean as possible but dirt and debris can also damage some pieces of furniture too.
Remove knobs and drawers
It is always a good idea to remove any knobs or casters from your furniture as this will limit the amount that it can move around and whether it could get damaged during transport. You should also remove any drawers from within the furniture. Not only will this mean that those heavier pieces of furniture will be a little bit lighter during the move, but you can also pack other items in those drawers and utilise the space.
Dismantle anything that you can
As well as taking off any knobs and wheels from your furniture, if you can dismantle it further (and then easily put it together again) then you should try to do this. It makes the furniture easier to move, it makes it fit easier into the vehicle and it also makes it much less likely to get damaged, or damage your new property when it is moved in.
As you can see, there is plenty that you can do to get your furniture ready for moving. Speak to an expert removals Bristol company and see if they can help you to make sure that your big move is as easy as possible and that all your furniture arrives at your new home in the best condition possible.