Furniture moving is one of the least pleasant parts of moving your possessions from your old home to your new one during a relocation. In fact, there is nothing more back-breaking, stressful, and full of potential pitfalls during a move than is handling heavy, bulky, and awkward pieces of furniture.
But do I really need to to hire furniture removalist? (you might still be asking yourself.) If you’re still in doubt, here are 7 good reasons why many people are better off trusting a trained professional than attempting furniture removing exercises DIY:
1. It’s Safer
The most obvious reason to hire a furniture removalist company is so you won’t have to risk pulling a muscle in your back or having a heavy piece of furniture fall on your foot/toe or otherwise cause you physical harm.
Professionals will be much less likely to suffer such a fate, and their company’s insurance will cover it should it, unfortunately, in some rare instance occur.
2. Avoid Property Damage
Not only will professional movers possess the tools and know-how to lift and maneuver heavy items, but they will also be experienced at avoiding damage to your home as they round corners or descend stair cases.
Hoisting straps, specialized dollies, and other tools of the trade help them move pianos, L-shaped sofas, and bulky stoves with ease and without touching your walls or scratching your floors.
3. Truck Packing & Transit
Many modern removalist companies use custom-built trucks with air-ride cushions that minimize “turbulence” even over rough country roads and over long interstate hauls.
And professional packers will know how to best integrate your furniture and other items so as to avoid shifting, squishing, breakage, and other sources of property damage during transit.
4. Save Time on Moving Day
You’ll save not only stress and work (and maybe money) by hiring a professional to move your furniture and other possessions, but you’ll save a lot of time as well.
Moving day is hectic, but furniture removalists make it less hectic for you and give you extra time to tend to other important matters. The job will be done faster: removing, loading, and unloading inclusive. And you won’t have to lift a finger.
5. Storage Options Available
If you need to store your furniture awhile between moving it out and in, you can get that service wrapped into your overall package with most removalists. That can save you money and time and keep your furniture safe from damage and theft in the interim!
6. Easier Scheduling
Getting your family and friends together at one place and time to help you move heavy furniture and appliances, along with the rest of your property, for a half or full day job can be difficult these days.
People have jobs with limited days and hours off and probably can’t use “my brother needs my help moving” as a reason to get an approved off-day. It’s just easier to schedule your move and get it done fast on the day you need, if you hire a removalist company.
7. Moving Insurance
Finally, with a moving company, you will have the option of insuring your items while in transit against all potential sources of damage and/or theft. You may get some level of insurance included as “standard,” but you can opt for an upgrade if you have a lot of valuable goods you need to protect.
The difficulty of moving furniture is one of the most important reasons to call a removalist to come to your aid. It’s safer for both your health and your property, and it’s faster, easier, and more convenient.