Saturday, 1 September 2012

How Reliable it is to Move By Yourself?


How Reliable it is to Move By Yourself?

With new housing development projects on the rise and more young people moving out to stay away from the home that they grew up in, many would brush off the need to use professional movers as they think that they are young and fit. This is true if you have only a handful of furniture for a room, but what happens when the cards are turned on you and you have to move an entire house due to the en-bloc program or moving into a bigger apartment?

Do you really need professional movers or can you really do it yourself?
Here are some factors to consider.

Ask yourself if you have the ability to move it firstly. This includes logistics from man-power to a loading van to dollies and trolleys. This also covers your physical ability to carry the furniture up the stairs in case the lifts do break down. A professional mover would definitely have calculated this out over the years of experience in moving. They know just how big a loading van you need so that everything can be snuck and packed at the back of the truck to make it a one trip affair. The dollies and trolleys also provided by the company but it is really their expertise in conquering the deadly staircase that is an incredible feat.

One reason why many of us do not prefer a professional mover lies in the issue of trust. We are worried that the furniture maybe damaged or in the worst case scenario, missing after they collected the cash and left. It is understandable that the things in our house reflect who we are and just finding something is missing could be a real nightmare. This can all be avoided by sealing and labelling everything into boxes which ensure all the contents stay in one place. Next, never compromise on the extra fee you need to top up for insurance and loss compensation. This small amount of money not only gives you a peace of mind in the good time but also an assurance of repayment if something really goes horribly wrong.

And before you go about packing up your whole house and trying to move everything by yourself, ask yourself if you could fit the largest furniture in your home through the main door by yourself. This could be a problem for you but if you know how to disassemble everything it would prove to be an easier feat to accomplish. Remove all the drawers and empty your contents from your drawers and cupboard into boxes and the frame itself will be easier to move. For things like doors which may flip open when you are moving, have your hired hand film wrap the whole furniture up so that everything stays close.

It is also wise to note to label your boxes clearly so that you and the movers know just exactly where everything belongs in the new place. You would not like the situation of reaching your new house and finding your living room crammed to the brim with everything you brought just because you do not know where everything should go and instead assign random spots in the available room to place everything down.

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