If you're moving, you need to figure out how you'll manage the whole process from start to finish - consider your furniture removal options for a local move, an interstate furniture removal and if you are moving interstate, know your back loading alternatives. A majority of younger people would rather complete the move with their own two hands and a rental truck. Others prefer to hire a professional furniture removals company to perform all the heavy lifting.
Benefits of Moving Yourself
There are many positives to doing a furniture removal yourself. For one thing, you'll always know who's to blame should any of your possessions get damaged during the move. Don't forget the wonderful pains associated with lugging all of your stuff between two locations.
And don't forget to figure out whether or not it is possible do all the moving yourself. Can you get your couch out of your old place and into your new one without wrecking havoc or damage on either location? Will you have enough energy to move box after box of heavy books?
Maybe Professional Movers Would be a Better Choice
Those who are strapped on time and those who shun at the thought of all that trouble pay double or triple the amount you would spend on your rental truck. Professional moving companies will definitely make the situation a lot easier on you. So weigh the two options; time versus money? Which would you prefer more of?
Good professional furniture removalists will definitely fulfill all your needs at a cost-efficient price. A reputable company wants to maintain its reputation and therefore will hire the best to do the job right for you. Rest assured that your possessions will be treated with great care during the moving process.
Pack the heavier items in the small cartons. Just because you're not the one performing the hard labor doesn't mean you should make the biggest boxes as heavy as possible. Don't make the job on the movers any more difficult than it has to be because they'll make you happier that way. Should they be injured, they won't be able to work for as long as 2 weeks. The moral of the story is to be considerate. In any case, they would not bother carrying a box they know is too heavy so don't be surprised if that happens.
Be sure that you lock down the tops and bottoms of each carton with tape. This way, you have taken every precaution you can to ensure your things are safely packed.
Light possession should be put in the big cartons. Pack your possessions based on its fit in respect to a box's size. Clothing which need to be hung should be packaged in plastic and then stored inside a wardrobe with a metal crossbar. Paintings should be placed in boxes which will securely embrace them.
Bear in mind that furniture should never be boxed. Items that are products of DIY kits (such as those sold by Ikea) usually aren't meant for transport. They often are damaged during the move.
If you have the time and you're willing to suffer the physical labor, do the move yourself. If not, there are plenty of professional moving companies out there willing to swap their energy for your money.
Jim Baker from Magic Movers Furniture Removals has written many published moving tips and articles on both local furniture removals and interstate furniture removals. These have been published around the world. There are many other articles and resources helpful for any move at http://www.magicmovers.com.au and lots of other moving tips and resources at http://www.magicmovers.blogspot.com