Getting boxes, buying bubble wrap, dragging round the family and friends, all parts of a stereotypical SE16 house move. If you wanted a TV show montage of a removal, all of these would be would be included. What would probably also be included would be a comedic struggle to take a large, awkward piece of furniture out of the house or down the stairs, perhaps causing damage to the wallpaper or banister before inevitably ending in someone falling and being crushed. Chuckle Brothers style comedy aside; this is a very real issue when considering SE16 furniture removals. You will undoubtedly have large and difficult pieces of furniture in your household and probably moments thinking “well how did I get this in here?” Below are a few tips that may well make sure that your SE16 move can go smoothly when thinking about heavy furniture.

First and foremost, it is important to consider hiring professionals. Whilst I can give advice over the internet, I cannot cater specifically to each individual and each piece of furniture’s needs. An SE16 removal company, however, can come out for a free face to face quote for your removal. Many of these companies will also offer an all inclusive policy, which means that packing is also included before the actual day of the move. This can help you make sure the items you want protected and safely moved that may have proven awkward for you are kept secure. This will often also include insurance, so even if the scenario described above does happen, you will be covered financially for it.

Furthermore, the face to face quote will allow this packing and Rotherhithe removal company to individually assess the requirements for specific pieces of furniture. This will obviously look at the piece of furniture, but also access to the room, your front door or potential side exits, stairwells and the road you live on. Even if you choose not to hire such a service, the advice they will offer you on how to get the piece of furniture removed safely will be invaluable.

However, if you decide to try and move it alone, then there are some tips that you should follow. Firstly, if there is anything you can remove from the piece, such as cushions on a sofa, legs on a table or bed, then make sure to do so. Not only will this help make the item both lighter and easier to manoeuvre through your house, and into the transportation, but it will also most likely save on space in the vehicle (which could ultimately save you an entire journey). Though disassembling and reassembling furniture can be boring and add to your work load, it may well save a valuable piece of furniture from potential damage.

Furthermore, just because you haven’t hired help doesn’t mean you have to do it all by yourself! Friends, colleagues and family should all be available to help you, especially with these larger, heavier and more difficult parts of your house. More hands will make the entire task of packing this item easier.

However, it is also important to have a game plan when attacking something so large. Picking up the item to put in a box or get down the stairs without actually thinking of the dynamics of the situation because this will inevitably change where you position people and what you need to tackle the removal. Ultimately, forward planning is the best thing to think about, if you have a clear image of what you want to achieve then the task becomes much easier to complete.

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