A furniture removalist can make your move from one home to another much easier on you than if you tried to go through the entire process on your own. They can help you actually pack up your items and will know how to protect your furniture so that nothing gets damaged in the move. While the furniture removal company will do much of the heavy work for you, there are some things you can do yourself that will make it easier for you and for them. Note a few suggestions.
1. Be Generous Tossing Out Things
It can be good to get a small skip bin before your move and then be generous with the things you toss out; remember that if you don't toss it out, you'll need to pack it up and move it with you, so this is not the time to be overly sentimental. If you have furniture pieces that are broken and that you keep saying you're going to fix but never do or odd pieces that don't seem to fit your overall décor or that you know won't fit into your new house, get rid of these by tossing them out or selling them instead of taking them with you.
2. Make Your Own Inventory List
A furniture removalist will usually make an inventory list to quote you for the move and ensure nothing is left behind; they also usually note any damage to furniture before the move so you don't make a claim on their insurance for items that were already damaged. It's good to still make your own inventory list so you can compare this with the removalist and know that they haven't overlooked anything or oversized any pieces, as this might mean added fees you weren't expecting from your move.
3. Note Their Recommendations for Preparing Your Furniture and Other Items
Don't assume that stacking dining room chairs or wrapping your sofa in plastic is going to help your movers do their job. In some cases you may actually make more work for them, if the way you prepare your furniture means it won't actually fit in the truck or that it cannot be moved with a dolly. Rather than assuming how your furniture should be prepared or that you should do anything to prepare for your move in the first place, ask the furniture removalist for recommendations, and then be sure you follow these.