Moving house and organising your own furniture removal can often be a very stressful and busy time. There’s lots to consider and prepare ahead of your actual moving date such as your budget, how much time you need to allocate towards packing up your old place, cleaning your property and then ensuring your new place is clean and move-in ready.
So how do you go about saving time and money when it comes to moving house? Here are some tips and tricks from the moving professionals at Giffen Furniture Removals to help shave time off your packing and preparations whilst keeping your moving spend to a minimum.
Planning Your Move
Start to get very clear on what tasks need to be completed before your move. List each task in order of what needs to be done first and tick off each item on your list as you complete them.
Keep an inventory of all your furniture and possessions so you can decide how you are going to deal with your larger furniture pieces.
Decide on whether you will do the move yourself or perhaps hire a professional to help with certain aspects of your move.
Preparing Your Furniture
Clean dust and any cobwebs off your furniture prior to your move to prevent you from having to do it at the other end. Disassemble larger pieces of furniture where possible, and store any small components such as screws, nuts and washers in a small zip lock container in an easy-to-find spot.
Wrap up fragile furniture pieces with protective furniture blankets and perhaps even bubble wrap corners or protruding areas to avoid damage while in transit.
Tape up drawers and furniture doors so they don’t move and break during transit.
Heavy Furniture Moving Tips
Be sure to measure up your larger furniture pieces to ensure that they can fit through doorways without any problems. Also, try to check the weight of your larger furniture pieces and if they weigh more than 50kg, remove their contents ahead of time for an easier move.
Consider hiring or purchasing a furniture removal trolley to make light work of moving bulky, heavier items. Use safe practices such as bending at the knees, or having someone help you move larger items rather than attempting to do so on your own. Looking after your back is also important and where possible, you should avoid any unnecessary strain.
Pack Up Your Possessions
Pre-pack whatever you can ahead of time. Putting away smaller personal items will immediately clear up clutter and leave just the larger, heavier items for removal on moving day.
Where possible, reuse old cardboard boxes and use whatever you have at home for your moving supplies to save time and money. Only purchase absolute musts when it comes to moving supplies.
Keeping Your Essentials Accessible
Putting together a priority box containing all of your essential items will be beneficial once you reach your new place. By having a priority box containing your most important items on hand and easily identifiable, you won’t have to spend ages going through all your moving boxes to find your must-have essentials such as towels, toiletries, plates and cups, phone chargers etc.
Ask For Help If You Need It
Don’t be afraid to ask friends or family to assist with packing, cleaning or even to help lift things into your moving truck on moving day. Moving house all by yourself can be quite difficult (and sometimes even impossible) so don’t hesitate to reach out to others if you need it.
Save time, money and ultimately your back by hiring a moving professional to take care of your house move for you. You’ll be glad you did.
At Giffen Removals our specialists have the necessary training and experience to safely move your furniture and personal belongings in the best way possible. With Giffen, you won’t have to worry about damage to your belongings, or even have to think about the potential for injury to yourself during your house move.
Why Work With Us?
Giffen Furniture Removals have been the trusted furniture removalists in the greater Brisbane area for almost 30 years. We offer competitively priced and flexible services that we can tailor to your budget and specific needs including:
- Pre-packing services
- Pool table & piano removals
- Interstate backloading
- Furniture storage services
- Man and ute hire
- Fixed price moves
Get in touch with our team for an obligation-free furniture removal quote and secure a removalist for your upcoming house move today.