Get ready for the noise in your home to be amplified tenfold in the next few days or weeks. Moving house is a huge task that will never be simple as sliced bread. It shall forever remain one of the chores that make it seem like your house of 4 is really a house of 10. There will be so much activity, people rushing up and down the stairs, carrying heavy things, trying frantically to find things they’ve lost and more than likely, there will be arguments too. It’s just a rite of passage you have to go through if you’ve never moved house. However, the most complex task is safely moving the heaviest items. Your wardrobes, sofas, tables and kitchen appliances are going to put your health at most risk. It’s vital you know how to protect the items and yourself at the same time when moving house.
Protecting the value
Sofas are one of the most expensive items, if not the single most expensive item in the property. Modern leather corner sofas can easily cost in the thousands. So, before you start to move your sofa, there are a few things you need to accomplish. Firstly, take pictures of the sofa from multiple angles. This is to protect the value of the sofa as if the moving people damage it, you have proof that a scratch or puncture in the wood and or leather, was not there before. You should also clean the sofa just before moving so the protective materials you’ll put on it, will cling better. Then you should wrap the sofa entirely in clingfilm or plastic wrap. On top of this, you should place a throw to protect the seats and then an industrial tarp if you can. This is a procedure you must follow for all of your most valued items.
With a reputation
Moving companies all have their own way of doing things. You would think that there would be an industry standard, but aside from safety, the way they move is different from one another. It’s your job to find the best company with the highest reputation. Winning awards like Two Men And A Truck is definitely a deal-sealer as their work has been recognized by a professional national removers association. They also have over 60 trucks of varying sizes and 150 trained professionals. It’s almost a hidden skill to be able to identify what kinds of materials and structures one is handling, but their keen eye will help your items stay safe and moved in a correct manner which doesn’t put stress on them.
Clear the way
It’s important to get the heaviest items out of the house first. This means everything else has to stay put temporarily. Nevertheless, you must clear the way as much as possible so the removers can safely take out the heaviest items like the washing machine, wardrobes, cabinets and drawers. Before they arrive, make a clear path for each item such as this to prevent any accidents.
Be honest, the only thing we dread about moving is the heavy lifting. But with a team that has a great reputation, all you need to do is the bare minimum.