Do you plan to move your home or office? Furniture removals can be a challenging task. Read the article below to know how you can conduct stress-free removals.  

Early Planning

Early planning gives you adequate time to prepare for the removals. Below are some preparation tips: 

Get rid of old furniture and broken electronics.

Determine the need for storage. For instance, if you are moving into a smaller house, find a storage unit near your new neighbourhood.

Create an inventory of everything you intend to move. It will help you track lost items during removals.

Inform your property manager of your intent to move. He or she can help you determine the best elevators to use and where to park the removals truck.

Check electronics and furniture manuals to know how you can safely dismantle the equipment. 

Removals Insurance

Removals insurance is a policy that covers household and office furniture during packing, transit and unpacking. Most removalists will provide removals insurance. Check the removalist's terms and conditions to determine how much coverage you will receive. Some of your considerations should include the following: 

What items are covered by the policy? Most removal insurance policies do not cover expensive and fragile items such as jewellery.

What are the exemptions? For instance, you may not receive compensation if you opt to pack the goods.

How will the insurance company calculate the value of damaged goods?

Is there a maximum amount you can claim per item? 

Consider Moving Containers

Moving containers are a cost-effective way to move your home. It is an arrangement where the removalist brings a container to your front yard. The removalist will give you adequate time to pack your items in the container. Once done, he or she will pick the container and deliver it to your new residence. You have an option to use the container as a temporary storage unit. The removalist will pick the container when you no longer need it. 

Find an Experienced Removalist

As a rule of thumb, work with an experienced, licensed and reputable removalist. Removalists affiliated with professional removalist associations may provide high-quality services. Inquire about the services offered. For instance, does the removalist provide packing boxes? Will he or she unpack and arrange your items?

Critically examine the removalist's pricing strategy and compare it against that of other professionals. Keep in mind that you may also incur additional charges if you live in a multiple-storey building or if you keep the removalist waiting for too long. 

When moving your house or office, plan early, take a removals insurance cover, consider moving containers and work with a reputable removalist.