Moving to a new home can be daunting, especially if you’ve already accumulated a significant number of belongings during your stay in your old home. In most cases, relocation means you also need to bring your old furniture to your new place.
As you may have already guessed, doing this is no walk in the park. In fact, performing the task willy-nilly and without any plan at all can lead to errors and accidents that can be both stressful and costly. Fortunately, there is a way you can prevent this from happening.
Expert furniture movers can help you avoid untoward incidents and safely transport even your biggest piece of furniture to your new house. But if you’re still unconvinced about how they can help you, here are five ways by which furniture movers can make your new beginning in your new home so much better:
Safe Dismantling and Removal of Furniture
Dismantling furniture is no easy task. In fact, unless you’re an expert carpenter or craftsman, there’s a good chance that you might damage your furniture if you perform the job by yourself.
This is where furniture moving experts come in. Packing furniture is part of the preparation process of the move, which means they are also trained in dismantling these items.
Sofas and couches aside, many pieces of furniture can be taken down to bits and pieces in order to make moving them more manageable. This will also ensure the safety of the item as well as the place they’re being removed from, which means you would be able to avoid scratches and dents in your old apartment or house during the move.
Complete Equipment and Tools
While you can pack smaller items and perform moving out maintenance tasks on your own, transporting furniture should be justify to the professionals. As people who have been helping others relocate for years, professional furniture movers are likely to have a complete set of equipment and tools necessary to accomplish the task efficiently.
Among the things needed to perform this task optimally are:
- Appliance dollies
- Hoisting straps
- Moving pads
- Furniture lifters and sliders
- Safety gear
- Moving pads and blanketsTrucks that are custom-built to carry big items safely to their destination
You can also choose to buy these items if you decide to DIY your move, but don’t expect to make the most out of what you paid for them after you relocate. In fact, you may not be able to maximize them even during your relocation as some of these items require proper usage training.
Expert Execution of the Task
Professional movers also have the advantage of having adequate training and experience to perform their job. Aside from being able to use specific equipment and tools to move furniture from point A to point B safely, they also follow certain protocols for the efficient use of time and energy.
Licensed movers are guaranteed to have relevant skills and knowledge in different aspects of the move – from packing and loading to transporting and unpacking of household items. They can also handle even the bulkiest pieces in your home by using the latest moving strategies and equipment to transport valuable or big-ticket items.
Less Risk of Injury
Maneuvering heavy furniture down a flight of stairs and through tight spaces is almost impossible when done by a single person. Even with your brother or cousin helping you out, there is still a higher risk of accidents happening if you don’t get experts to do the task for you.
One major advantage of having professionals perform more difficult moving tasks is that there is a lower risk of injury. This is why, more often than not, people who DIY their move end up having some kind of accident resulting from the heavy lifting, damaged items, or both. Below are some of the injuries that can be incurred from the unprofessional removal of furniture:
- Strained back
- Broken toes or fingers
- Scrapes and cuts
- Knee injuries
- Sprained ankles
To avoid these health issues, bring in the professionals to do the heavy lifting for you.
Leave the Nest with Peace of Mind
Calling professional movers to help with your relocation is not a sign of weakness. In fact, it actually shows that you have thought your move through and want to have peace of mind knowing that your furniture will be properly packed and transported safely.
Hafiz Zafar is the owner of Professional Movers. The company offers reliable, cost-effective and stress-free packing, storage and relocation services across Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Sharjah and other parts of the UAE region.
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