Preparing for a furniture removal ?
Our guide can save you hours in preparing for your home for your upcoming move. We will be adding to this list regularly so stay posted!
- Packing home contents can be very time consuming (especially the kitchen ), so start early, packing as much as you can. Leave out only the minimum amount of crockery etc that you can get by with, and pack the rest.
- If you have enough notice before moving it is great to get the job done in a stress free way by packing 2 or 3 boxes a day/night so there is not rushing and panicking the week before your move. The Smooth Mover will assist with small packs in conjunction with your furniture removal, so please ask when booking your move. Alternatively consider employing the help of professional packers such as The Finishing Touch for your full home pack.
- Keep entrances clear of boxes. Try stacking into corners of each room, or have one bedroom reserved for all packed boxes, alternatively use your garage. This will ultimately save you money if all your boxes are located in one area.
- Take pictures and mirrors down, wrap and put them all in one place.
- Remove headboards
- Sell, give away, and dump anything that you no longer need or want. Moving is the ideal time to have a clearout! We may be able to sell furniture items on your behalf – either at reputable second hand furniture shops or via the Trade Me website. Storage is available for this service, if required.
- Clean as you go, as rooms or cupboards are emptied.
- As you pack, it’s great if you can create a pile in the garage or similar area on the ground floor. This keeps your house uncluttered while you pack, and saves time during your move!
- Keep ‘last minute’ things and other essentials (kettle, tea, coffee, snacks, medication, cleaning supplies etc) out and pack them last. This box should also be loaded on the truck last or taken by car ready to come off first at your new property.
- If disassembling furniture, tape screws, bolts, bed legs and other loose items to the underside of the furniture or place in the drawers of furniture items destined for the same room at your new property. Make sure you bag screws etc first.
- Disconnect your TV, check with your provider (eg Sky) for reconnection.
- Have a good idea of where you want your furniture placed in the new property. It can be handy to make a sketch of the floor plan of your new home to determine the placement of furnishings.