Collectors or Accumulators
Even if you’re a bit of a minimalist, you will have a collection of something, even though they might be empty beer bottles or drink coasters. Collecting different types of items is usually a hobby of every person. Just watch an episode of “Antique Roadshow” on TV and you’ll see there’s some truth to that claim. Or watch the news when they zero in on a house in which a hoarder has been living. Nothing has been thrown away, including food leftovers from past meals! Yuk! Watch what happens when the removalists arrive.
When you have taken a lifetime to collect whatever it is your collecting, it’s quite reasonable behaviour to get a bit anxious when you decide to move to another house. Somehow, all this stuff has to be packed and come with you. The mere thought of seeing your collection, particularly if they are breakables, and maybe handed down to you over the generations, being manhandled by a group of unknown people you hired, might be enough to give you a panic attack.
Hire a Removalist
It doesn’t have to be like that if you get the help of professional removalists. They know all about the removal and transportation of your most loved belongings. Let’s have a look at some of the techniques they use to ensure the process runs smoothly. Here are some logical and worthy tips from the experts about moving furniture and all the fiddly bits you’ve dumped into cartons.
What’s in the box?
Don’t just write “fragile” on the carton because people have the tendency to shake the box when they see that word. Unless they hear glass clinking together, they might not be all that careful with the box anyway. List the contents on a label.
Seal the Box
Logical? Yes? Always done? No. It’s a bit embarrassing when the guy you hired to help you move asks to borrow your tape after looking inside the box and seeing…
The Design of the House
Again, this reads as being logical and maybe that’s why they refer to this business as ‘logistics’!
- What path will you take from the house to the van?
- Low ceilings
- Narrow staircase
- Uneven surfaces
The last thing you want is any injuries to the body and accidents to the items being carried.
- Clear the path, remove obstacles
- Move rugs and carpet
- Get rid of any clutter that may be lying around the house.
Your removalists will be able to avoid accidents and have sufficient space in which to work.
The Right Movers
Using the Internet to find the right removalist company has never been easier. Don’t rush the search unless of course you are being evicted that day! 😊 You can check testimonials, reviews, and some sites even have some estimating programs online that you can use to work out what this whole moving thing is going to cost you. Another tip: the removal company that sends a representative around to chat to you and look at the job should be high on your list of possibilities.