Your Checklist for a Furniture Removal
Anyone who's done a house move before could tell you that during a relocation is when things get damaged, lost or forgotten easily. Careful check-up is essential, as well as a thorough plan of what needs to be done. Even a local removal is still a big experience for every family, so being prepared is crucial. Most items you move may not be that expensive, but they will certainly be expensive to you, due to their sentimental value, so forgetting or breaking something will inevitably cause frustration and sadness. A house removal is stressful enough on its own, so you don't need to add regret to it too. Here is a summary of a checklist you need to have when you are doing a furniture removal.
Check Your Rooms One By One
Generally, the rules of packing require packing room by room - it saves time, minimizes the chaos and lets you keep good track of the inventory, labeling each box accordingly. However, each room is different and there are many things you need to take care of. For example, while you are packing the items from the living room, don't mix them with kitchenware. Keep the fragile items in one box and label it: "fragile, living room". Things like books, photo albums, pictures and ornaments are typical for every living room. Wrap them in bubble wrap to prevent them from scratching one another. Be careful when packing heirlooms and crystal glasses.
Checking The Bedrooms
While clearing the bedrooms, take good care of the mattresses - they should be wrapped in a mattress cover and moved to the truck like that. Don't forget to take down wall hangings and window adornments which you will need in your future home. Check built-in drawers and shelves for any forgotten items.
Lots of items can be forgotten in the kitchen, so make sure you double check before you leave the place. Moreover, all electrical appliances have to be unplugged and cleaned well before they are packed. The fridge and freezer need to be defrosted and fully dried. Same applies for the dishwasher, microwave and washing machine. Don't wait until the moving day to deal with these.
What About The Bathroom?
The bathroom's essentials are one of the last to pack before the move out, so after you do it, make sure you have enough time to do a final clean-up and double check everything. Pack the basic toiletries that you will need straight after arriving in one bag and label it, in case you forget what's inside.
After you pack all the rooms and check for leftover items, go through the basement, garage and garden (if you have those). Pack all miscellaneous parts in a separate bag or box and label it. Make sure you keep track of the inventory list in case you need to claim insurance for damaged or lost items.
After you move to the new place there is a lot more to do - unpacking and arranging the place. Follow your initial plan and unpack box by box and room by room. Don't let the members of your family open everything and then carry around the boxes, because this is how the most damage happens. Stay organized and give everyone a few tasks while you deal with the appliances and the big furniture. This easy checklist will help you stay focused and manage your house removal easier than you have initially thought.