Furniture Removals: Navigating Those Tight Narrow Spaces!
It happens all the time. It's moving day, you've painstakingly packed small items into boxes in room order. Everything is listed. You've got your important documents separated out and the removal van is parked outside. It's then that you realise that the fridge is too wide to get through the kitchen door. How did it get in there in the first place you ponder! And now you're even debating whether it's worth just leaving the fridge behind.There's no need to get in a panic when it comes to furniture removals. If the item was able to get into the house or flat, then there'll certainly be a way to get it out! Common items this can happen with may include fridge freezers, sofas, tables, beds, wardrobes and even bath tubs! Whether you are carrying out your move yourself, with friends or through a removals firm, stay calm and just think things through at a relaxed pace. Even if you are short on time to complete your move, taking the time to think through all the possibilities of removing tricky furniture through narrow or small spaces will save you the cost of any fatal mistakes you might make when rushing.1. The first thing you'll need to do when planning your move is to take a careful look at all your larger pieces of furniture and look at the route they will need to take out of the house or flat to get it right outside and into the van, not just to the front door. Think about how the object might tessellate to fit through those spaces and how many hands that kind of manoeuvre might require. Think about how delicate the item of furniture is. Can it only be carried a certain way-out or only held in certain places? Think about its weight. How many people will need to support its weight? If it's being taken downstairs, will there be enough room for that many people to bear the weight? 2. Now, if you are working with a removals company or even a man and van service, you'll need to talk to them before any moving begins. As soon as you ring up or email to book the service, highlight to them any concerns you might have with certain items of furniture or tight hallway spaces. Even make note of the models of fridge or oven you have, as the company may be familiar with having to remove some large popular models.3. Have a look at the item of furniture closely. Are there screws that be unscrewed to take the piece apart and put it back together again? Does it fold down or collapse into a smaller shape? Is it fitted together in an easily slide-in/out fashion? You need to sure that if something looks like it could be taken apart easily for compact moving, it needs to also be able to fit back together again without weakening the structure. For example, if you initially bought a wooden bed stand or chair that fitted together using small, internal wooden dowels, its highly recommended not to attempt taking it apart. Screws are generally a safe bet for taking apart certain items but make sure you keep a hold of any small parts during the move. Take the time to put small parts like screws into small plastic bags and tape them securely to the main frame of the piece of furniture.It's also a surprisingly good idea to search online for solutions to furniture removal with large utility machines. If you have a particular model of fridge that needs moving through a narrow corridor, it may be worth searching online for instruction videos and blogs advising you how to remove and replace certain parts of the item. It's often a common problem, so there's always the chance of that someone else has had to deal with it too!