Furniture Removal: A Guide to Moving Furniture
“Life is a bicycle. To keep balance, you must keep moving’. Albert Einstein. There are many a thing the world has learnt from Einstein, not least his belief that excitement and personal growth comes from moving and change. With that mantra in mind, let’s talk about furniture removals and how with some help from Sirelo, we will help you choose the best way to move furniture for you. On this page, we outline the various furniture removal options available, showing you why hiring one of our trusted moving companies is preferable to a more ‘DIY’ van-rental approach.
What Furniture Should You Take?
Before you decide the best option for your furniture removal, think long and hard about what you want to bring with you. While we know how easy it is to become attached to personal belongings, your furniture removal costs will depend largely on the volume of your things. So save yourself the money and take a leaf out of Leonardo Da Vinci’s book: “simplicity is the ultimate sophistication”. If this isn’t enough to convince you to declutter, perhaps our post on how to move sustainably will; by cutting down the volume of your furniture, you can save both your money and the environment. Sounds like a good plan if you ask us!
Once you know what quantity of furniture you want to take, learn here about furniture removal costs.
How to Find a Furniture Removal Strategy for You
Right, we bet you are thinking now: it’s all good and well to know how to get rid of furniture when moving, but how do I transport all the items I have decided to keep? While there are lots of options available to you, we have made your life easier by outlining them here.
One way in which you can carry out furniture removal, is by renting a van and doing it yourself. Sound fun in theory? We can assure you it’s not. In fact, moving is considered the third most stressful life event, so why put more weight on your shoulders (literally!).
We know that choosing to rent a van may initially seem like a cheaper, and therefore more appealing, option. However, this often does not end up being the case. Thought about how to get your mattress through the door? Or your bookshelf? Without the expert guidance of furniture movers, you are likely to damage precious items, or indeed yourself.
Furthermore, the additional costs associated with van rental means it often does not work out cheaper. Keep in mind that the vehicle you will be driving is likely to be hefty. A big van, so what? Think again: this means it will guzzle more petrol than you are used to, and safety concerns can lead to big insurance premiums.
If we are yet to convince you that hiring furniture movers is a preferable option to van hire, we hope that the following list of advantages of furniture removal companies does the trick.
Why Choose a Furniture Removal Company Over Van Hire?
Give yourself some peace of mind.
We’ve put this one first, because we believe that making a move stress-free is the ultimate goal. Furniture removal companies are there to help. That gives you more time to think about the other things that are inevitably on your mind: your new job? Your kids’ school? Let these be your priority and let others do the heavy lifting.
It can end up being cheaper…
Hold your horses before you dismiss this. As previously mentioned, van rental requires large amounts of petrol, and you might have to make several trips. Also, think about what it will cost to replace lost or damaged items. Anything damaged by furniture removal companies will be covered by insurance, but nobody’s going to be sympathetic when you drop your antique lamp down the stairs…
No amount of time, money or indeed anything else in this world is worth a serious injury. Professional furniture removal companies are used to heavy lifting and know how to do so safely. You don’t want to ruin your first few days in your new home with a bad back or a twisted ankle!
Time is precious.
Whether you are at the beginning of you move, or nearly have everything organised, you will know that moving requires months of planning. As professional furniture movers have years of expertise, they are sure to do it faster than you: that’s a Sirelo promise. Still trying to work while organising your move? Take care of your kids? See all your friends before you start your adventure? Forget it! Furniture removal companies know to account for all these things, and any extra hiccups along the way to ensure your move is smooth and efficient.
We sincerely hope that we have done enough to convince you to do the right thing and choose a moving company that suits you to help with your furniture removals. Whether you are undertaking a domestic or international move, the industry is full of options; make use of them! With a little help from Sirelo we can make your move as exciting as it deserves to be: “if we were meant to stay in one place, we’d have roots instead of feet” [Rachel Wolchin]