Preparation before your interstate furniture removal

Any furniture removal can be a huge hassle especially if you’re moving with a lot of belongings. Moving heavy furniture, keeping tabs on removalists so that they don’t steal or damage anything, packing, unpacking, and coordinating all of this can be extremely stressful.

The amount of stress during a local furniture removal or interstate removal or interstate backload, can be limited however, with some careful planning. Here are a few tips to follow when going through a process of furniture removal.

Before the Removalists Arrive

Before the hired furniture removalist arrives, disconnect all the cords from all electronic devices like your television, DVD, stereo, etc. Tie up the cords or tape them to the sides of the electrical device to avoid tripping. You might want to color coordinate the boxes that you use, so movers will know which things go together and which boxes go where.

Disconnect your washing machine and be sure to drain the water from the hoses. Pull the plug on your refrigerator way beforehand to make sure that it has defrosted. Wipe it down to make sure that it’s dry.

Dismantle all bulky items like beds, shelves, etc., and be sure to keep all screws, bolts, and washers together, so you can easily reassemble them when you get to your new house. Bundle tools like rakes and shovels in groups of four. Do the same for brooms and mops.

Empty your gas storage containers because flammable materials cannot be carried by the removalist. Pack as many things as you can into labeled boxes and cartons. Don’t use bags because they are difficult to carry and may rip.

Tell the removalists of any special care they may need to provide for special items like pianos or antiques. Actively remember to stay calm on moving day, so you won’t be careless or easily annoyed. Check the state guidelines on interstate furniture removal, so there isn’t a problem on moving day.

Remember to Start Packing Early

Pack everything up way beforehand because most people underestimate how much time they will need to pack. Be sure to duct tape both tops and ends of the boxes to avoid accidents. Have a couple of extra boxes on hand for last minute things to pack, and remember to set aside either a bag or box for things that you will need immediately after getting to your new house like towels and other hygienic products.

Planning ahead is a huge asset to moving, and with the proper planning, everything should go smoothly.

If a removalist is too expensive, you might want to consider backloading. Truck drivers that have to get to certain destinations regardless of whether or not anything is in the truck often make money on the side by bringing packages to where they need to go at a cheaper price.

This amount of backload is determined by the space available, and interstate backload is often much cheaper than interstate removal. The only issue is flexibility. They can often only transport your things on certain things, but if that isn’t an issue, back loading is probably your best bet.

So don’t leave everything till the last minute. Start searching for moving companies five weeks beforehand, and be sure to get their references. Working with inexperienced furniture removalists can be a nightmare.

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