Moving furniture can be a quite a hectic process if you are not adequately prepared. Even if you have hired a professional company to handle the furniture removal, it is necessary for you to be around and ensure that everything goes on smoothly. Below are various guidelines that should help you prepare when you are moving furniture.
Make sure the furniture is wrapped
Before any furniture is taken from its present location, it should be appropriately wrapped in protective material. Materials that can be used include cardboard or bubble wraps. Wrapping of material helps to safeguard your furniture from any damage during the moving process. However, depending on the type of furniture, you might not need to wrap the entire item. An example is when you are moving a wardrobe that has metal legs. Instead of wrapping the whole wardrobe you can only wrap the legs and the door handles to prevent damage to other items. Wrapping also protects the premises from damage during the moving process since when you bump into the walls.
Ensure there are few people in the house
The best time to move furniture is when there is minimal traffic in the house since there are minimal disruptions. It is time-wasting and dangerous for the movers to come across children playing in the hallways when carrying furniture. As such, the perfect time is during the week when most people are at work, and the children are at school. Alternatively, you can get someone to take them out for shopping or to the movies when you have no option but to move the furniture over the weekend.
Start detaching the furniture early
Some furniture is sectional and can be easily detached into various components. This facilitates easier transportation and installation. An example is a table whereby the legs can easily be detached and put back. You don't have to wait for the moving company before you start packing such furniture. You can begin detaching the different pieces since this will make work easier and ensure that the moving process is faster. In this case, once the movers arrive, they will only have to wrap the furniture pieces and load them into their truck.
Always feel free to offer recommendations and suggestions to the people handling your furniture when you are moving. This is because there might be some modifications to the furniture that they are not aware of. As such, your input when the furniture is being wrapped, carried and transported is important.