If you've hired removalists, you won't need to be directly involved in the carrying or loading of your items, the following are just a few small things you could do to help them and ensure the move goes absolutely perfectly.
Pack your boxes so the removalists can easily carry them
You should try to pack your boxes so that the removalists don't have any difficulty carrying them. For example, whilst it's sensible to reinforce a filled cardboard box's centre flaps to ensure it doesn't break open in transit, it's best not to wrap sticky tape around the entire base or sidewalls of the box. The reason for this is that these are the areas that the removalists will grip when they pick up and carry each box and so, covering these areas in smooth and slippery tape could result in the boxes slipping out of their hands.
Similarly, if you fill several boxes with more heavy items than they're made to hold, these boxes might be so heavy that a single removalist cannot carry one of them on their own and instead might have to wait for one of their co-workers to finish another task so that they can assist them with loading this box into the vehicle. If this happens multiple times during the move, it could prevent the removalists from working at their usual fast pace.
Inform the removalists about fragile or damaged parts of your furniture before they pick these items up
If some of your furniture is fragile because, for example, it's been damaged in the past or is very old, you should inform the removalists about each furniture item's fragile spots before they try to pick it up. If for example, the underside of your kitchen table has several splinters in it, telling the removalists about these splinters will mean they'll know to put on gloves prior to picking it up. This will then ensure they don't cut their hands and then find themselves unable to finish moving your other possessions.
Similarly, if the back of your recliner armchair is a bit wobbly, giving the removalists this piece of information will mean they won't handle the armchair by its unstable back at any point when they're carrying it; this will mean you won't need to worry about this issue getting worse as a result of the chair being held and handled by its most fragile component.Share
25 May 2022
After my parents passed away I inherited a lot of bulky furniture items that have been in my family for many generations. My current inner city flat is nowhere near big enough for it so I rented out a storage unit. Sometimes I head out to the storage lot just to look through it and remember them. Luckily the furniture has stayed in great condition and one day when I finally get a big family home, I'll be able to have it all on display. I spent a lot of time researching the best way to store vintage furniture long term, and it's all on my site. Enjoy!