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How To Avoid Damage During Furniture Removals

Australians are moving more than ever. With new homes being constructed at an impressive rate, the number of relocations is on the rise because there are now more real estate choices than ever. This leads many adults every year to move their possessions and families into new homes. This moving process can be challenging, mainly because it relies on entrusting a stranger with your belongings.

Fortunately, professional moving services exist to give structure and safety to the moving process. If you want absolute peace of mind, however, it may be up to you to protect your most prized possessions from any possible impact. Here's all you should know.

Short-Term Storage Unit Hire Will Provide You With More Control

It is perfectly normal for people to be hesitant with others handling their heirlooms. Your prized possessions may be fragile, intimate or worth a lot of money. Therefore, you may want to plan to get them out of the house prior to the move, packed with the attentiveness and care you trust yourself to provide. This is likely to require the work of your moving company, who may be willing to provide you with a discounted rate.

When putting your prized possessions into storage, you can move your belongings at your own rate. This can decrease the amount of stress generally associated with moving. Large furniture, such as antique pianos and renaissance carpentry, may require you to move one object at a time. However, renting the storage space allows you to decide how long you take to place your prized items in safekeeping.

Padding Decreases Impact

Most furniture removal damage is caused by impact, generally due to uncontrollable factors such as the quality of the roads, the consistency of used materials (cardboard boxes, tapes, bubble wrap, etc.) and even the weather. For instance, snow and heavy rain can weaken packing materials as furniture is moved into the removal vehicle. Therefore, added safety wrapping can only help — and it is easy for you to implement.

Wrapping your furniture in thick blankets, for example, will lower the stress it is subjected to with impacts or even rough handling. You can also place felt pads at under chair feet, or cardboard folded on itself for added padding. Some smaller fragile furniture, like vases, can be wrapped in yoga mats. These measures may lower the labour hours of your furniture removalists, which can, in turn, decrease your moving costs.