Packing for Your Furniture Removal
An extremely dreaded process, the furniture removal is a lengthy task that not many people are accustomed to. The problem with every furniture removal is that it consists of so many things to do, that even the best preparation cannot always guarantee full success. A house removal is both a physical and an emotionally tiring process - you leave behind your home, friends and the life that you know and you move to a place you don't know. You leave people and memories and not only that, but you have to deal with the huge responsibility of organizing a smooth removal within a reasonable budget. All the physical labour involved makes most families hate a house removal. Even though it can be an exciting time of change, all of the positive feelings stay behind, when one has to pack an entire household.
If you know well ahead of time that you have to do a local or interstate removal, then you can prepare better and make sure things go smoother than usual. So how does one get started for a full house removal? Since the biggest process is the packing, you need to be ready for it. First of all, make a detailed checklist of what you need to do and put a schedule. Tape the list on the fridge or somewhere else central at home, so all your family members will be reminded of the upcoming tasks. After that, it's time for the inventory list. Don't buy the boxes and packing material before doing a full inventory list and being aware of what needs to be packed, what you will sell or throw away. The inventory list should consist of each room and what needs to be packed. Some rooms may require only a few boxes, while others will need boxes of all sizes. List the furniture but leave the bigger items to the movers. Only after that can you order the packing material. You have three choices - one is to buy everything in bundles online, the other is to buy everything you need from a local shop, or to look for moving boxes in local department stores, supermarkets and others. Still, you will need a big pack of paper, bubble wrap, stretch wrap, packing tape, boxes of various sizes and material for padding. You need plenty of bubble wrap and newspaper for wrapping the fragile items separately. Pack valuables in a box or a bag and take them in your own vehicle. Use lots of stretch wrap for furniture and appliances. Things like microwave, coffee machine, toaster, grill and other small electrical appliances you can pack yourself by following tips online. Wardrobes, sofas, beds, fridges, washing machines and other big appliances are better left to the professionals who know the exact packing material and techniques to use. Be patient while the movers are doing their job and concentrate on smaller tasks like packing china and glassware properly, packing books and ornaments and labeling the boxes. Each box can be labeled with the room it needs to go in. You can even write where each piece of furniture should go in each room. This will save you lots of effort once you've moved in the new place. Make sure children stay away from the movers and the moving truck and be careful when lifting heavy furniture as you may easily injure yourself. Listen to the professionals and the process will go smoothly, but accept the fact that accidents do happen.