Planning to move your furniture? There are plenty of ways in which you can save a lot of money and make the moving process as smooth as possible if you are able to incorporate smart moving tips. Furniture removalists can only do so much but you can top it up with some action and advanced planning in order to simplify the process for everyone involved.
Start by Getting Your Inventory Together
This is always an overlooked step when planning a move. Before you even call the furniture removalists, create a comprehensive inventory of the items which you will be planning to move. This will be an important item in the cost of removal. There are ways in which you can cut down on the cost of moving by for example, decluttering. Don’t just cart your items together without thinking it through. Look at every piece of item and decide whether you will really need it in your destination. If you fail to plan you inventory well, it is likely going to cost you a few dollars due to failure to organize some pieces during the move. An inventory that is well-though out will not only save you time but it will also save you a lot of money.
Note what the removalists will not carry
Not every one of your items will be carried out by the furniture removalists. For some companies, certain items are a no-no. These can include items such as the chemicals, petrol and paints. These are dangerous items which are likely to cause damage not just to the transportation trucks but also to your personal belongings and the responsibility for the damage will be a grey area that can cause a lot of legal complications. As you pack your items, keep note of the items which are not allowed by the furniture removalists.
Decide on the number of cartons that you will need
Remember that you can never have enough of these and it is better to buy more of these rather than less. When estimating the number of cartons that you need, you need to move from one room to the next and have an allowance for at least an extra carton. If you have moved before, you can easily make a visual guestimate of the number of boxes and cartons that you will have based on your belongings.
Send the inventory list to the moving company
Once you have completed your inventory, you can submit it to the moving company so that you can get quotes or estimates for the move. If you cannot easily estimate the cubic meterage of the items that you are planning to move, you can simply submit a list of all the items that you are planning to move.
Allow for access issues
This is likely to arise when you are planning to make a move. So it is important to always make an allowance for that. You can also ask the moving company about the charges for any access issues. If you live in a high-rise building, state whether it has a lift access. Does the place you are moving to has a driveway? There are plenty of things about the move which are going to impact the final price of the move. In case you are in doubt, always make inquiries.