Moving Tips – Preparing For Your Furniture Removal When Moving House

Moving house is complicated enough, without making things worse by being unprepared and disorganized. Whether it is a simple local furniture removal or a more complicated interstate furniture removal or interstate backloading, there are lots of easy things you can do to maker the whole process go smoothly.

Prior to Packing

This step is usually overlooked by many people. It is essential to have an area where you can launch your packing progress without interruption and definitely without interfering with the regular routines within your household. Another thing to consider is if you have children, elderly or disabled people in your home, this area has to be either secure enough so that entry can be obstructed or safe so that no objects can fall on a person, cannot be tripped over, or dangerous objects and items items cannot be interfered with.

Above all safety has to be the main priority, then security and convenience. Then follow the moving tips for preparation below:

Gather all needed materials

Choose a big work type area to deal with cartons of all sizes

Create a protected work surface, preferably an old table that is strong, covered with a plastic sheet or an old bed sheet

Use a large and old tin can to store scissors, packing tape, packing string and markers in

Use one corner near the table for neat stacks of packing paper, old newspaper and bags of Styrofoam nuggets/bubble wrap

Final Moving Tips Preparation List

Your workspace and materials are in place, but you are not quite ready yet. Use the following as your method or plan in preparing for your move:

Pack one room and then move onto another

Pack the least used rooms first

Leave bathrooms and bedrooms until last

Preferable pack rooms from the top of your home to the bottom – this makes it easier when moving your things into your new home

Start packing 3 months ahead if possible

Divide belongings into four sections in each room – to be moved by movers, to be moved by you, to be donated and to throw out

In the workspace, separate packed things to be moved by you from the ones for the movers

Dispose of all garbage each day

Take donated items to charity shops or hold a yard sale every weekend to sell worthwhile things

Pack a few or more boxes daily

Mark every box according to its room/box #

List each packed box room/box # on an inventory sheet with a brief description of the contents and if it is for the movers or you to handle

Make a secondary copy of your inventory list for the movers

Have a commentary or notes section on the inventory list for details about box conditions, if fragile or special instructions

Double check your have sufficient packing materials – do not throw out or recycle newspapers, but keep them back for packing even if you have too much

Check all boxes are properly secured with packing tape, especially that the bottoms can take the contents’ weight without breaking

Allow a maximum weight of only 50lbs/box

Pack heavy items at the bottom

Pack lighter items at the top

Small boxes = heavy contents

Large boxes = light contents

Furniture Removalists – Tips on Moving to a New Office

Furniture removalists will take care of moving your equipment and other items to your new office. But what should you do before the movers come in to pick up your things? Here are some tips on how to prepare for an office move.

You should make yourself familiar with at least the size and location of your new office space. Usually, companies brief all employees about details of their transfer. This will help you decide if plants, wall decors and other accessories should be sent to the new office or not. However, if you do not know any information yet, ask your boss or whoever is in charge of the transfer. You should also ask if there are any restrictions or guidelines set before starting to do anything with your equipment or belongings. For instance, if your company has arranged with furniture removalists that filing cabinets and similar items should be the first to go, you need to prepare them first.

Make sure you empty all shelves, desks, bookcases and similar storage furniture, except filing cabinets, which only need to be locked before moving. All contents from your desks and shelves should be packed neatly in boxes. Label your boxes with your name, box content details, numbers (to know which should be opened first when unpacking), new location, and any other special instructions. If there are items that you need to leave in your old office or to discard, tag or label them accordingly, too. This will save you time and effort in giving instructions to movers. This is also the time to sort out your clutter – recycle what can be recycled and shred what needs to be shredded.

Companies normally ask their IT personnel to take care of all computers when moving offices. You should make sure, though, that you back up all your files before your PC is packed. Burning all your files into a DVD or copying them to a flash drive is your easiest and most convenient option. If you wish to send it with the furniture removalists, you can keep them in a box that contains all your other software disks and instruction manuals for your other electronic equipment that will be transferred to the new office. However, it would be best if you just bring it with you personally.

It is recommended that you also bring privately all your personal documents and other such valuable items, so you would not risk them getting lost in the moving process. Usually, companies will have it in their guidelines that employees are suggested to not include personal belongings with the professional movers, mainly due to risk of loss and insurance problems.