Moving house is never an easy job! There are hundreds of things you have to plan and organize and the packing can drive you up the wall. This is exactly why it’s important to consider hiring the services of a furniture removalist company when you first decide to move residence or office.
Depending on what your requirement is, they will be able to handle the entire job, from start to finish. Right from packing the individual items into boxes to moving all the boxes and furniture to your new home. Though you might be tempted to attempt the move without the help of a removalist, it’s much more convenient and at times, cheaper to have a professional moving company help you.
Once you have hired them however, there are a number of things that the furniture removalist company should be made aware of. A number of companies charge by the hour and being organised helps in keeping your costs down. Here are a few things that we believe you need to tell your furniture removalist when you hire them to make the move as quick and easy as possible:
#1, Know the on-street load limits
When you are booking the time and day for the furniture removal, ensure that you tell the company whether your home is located on any street where load limits are applicable. If this is the case, the company will have to ensure that the larger van is parked a distance away and probably a smaller van or a Ute will be used to move all your things in smaller loads.
This might impact the time required which will also impact the quote. You don’t want this additional costing to come as a surprise and informing the company about this will help them provide a better and more realistic quote.
#2, If Access to your property is restricted
Tell the company if your home has any restricted or limited access. These factors can slow down the loading & unloading process and it is important to have this discussion with the furniture removalist company before the day of the actual move. It is also the one way in which you can be assured that all things will run in a smooth manner, without any glitches. This will also change the moving strategy and there could potentially be an impact on the time and the quote if access is a little more difficult.
#3, The parking situation
Depending on the area of the Northern Beaches/Sydney you are in or the area, parking might be restricted to say the least. If this is the case you will need to speak with your furniture removalist about how you could potentially park the truck as close as possible to the building or other alternatives.
#4, Building rules to abide too
If you are moving into/out of an apartment building then check with the apartment manager or the Body Corporate about any restrictions that apply to moving in/out. If an alternate elevator has to be used, ensure that the removal company is informed about it. There are times when they are required to line the elevator with blankets in an effort to limit the scuff marks. At times there are height restrictions in the underground car parks and a truck may be prohibited from entering.
#5, Confined spaces that need to be negotiated
Again, with reference to apartment buildings, if there is no lift at all or if the doorways and stairs are too narrow, ensure that the furniture removalist is aware about the situation before hand. It might be very difficult to move large couches or beds out of such spaces but these companies have a lot of experience with removals and might be able to provide you a solution. At times, furniture might need to be dismantled and moved, this will save you and them a lot of time and trouble.
#6, What the surrounding area is like
If there are any terrain issues like impassable roads, steep inclines, water, mud or any other obstacles, your furniture removalist must be informed about it. Though cities might not have all of these issues, they are quite common in rural areas.
Streamlining the Process
In addition to this, ensure that the furniture removalist company is given a complete plan of action and that you know the sequence that is going to be used to move all your things. Give them the right address and make sure that someone from your family or a friend is there to supervise the unloading at your new house.
At the end of the day, the move will go much better and quicker if you communicate as much information as you can to the furniture removalist that you have hired. Doing all the above things mentioned and more, can go a long way in streamlining the moving process; for you and for the company that is handling the removal.
Speak with No Worries Removals
If you are in the process of finding a furniture removalist company in Sydney or on the Northern Beaches, then speak with No Worries Removals. We offer a range of furniture removalist services that will help complete any type of move you are in need of. For more information please give us a call today or send us a message via our contact form.
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No Worries Removals
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