Your Responsibilities When Planning a Move

Most homeowners oversimplify the removal process. After all, they do not need to worry about the moving process once they hire a removalist. However, a successful move relies on the collaboration between the removalist and their client. So, what are your responsibilities during a move? Below are some tips; 


As a best practice, you should declare your household items once you hire the removalist. The removalist expects your household to have kitchen equipment, standard furniture, and home appliances. However, you should declare any items that need special handling during the move. For instance, you could have a grand piano, expensive paintings, jewellery, or antiques. Usually, the removalist needs special equipment and packaging material when moving these items. In some cases, the removalist might need to subcontract a security company to move expensive items that are susceptible to theft when on the move. For instance, you could have a rare painting or classic car. 

You should also declare your current and future residences. For instance, inform the removalist whether you live in a storey building or if they will encounter issues such as lack of parking space and narrow staircases. 

Preparing Your Pets

If your family has pets such as dogs, cats, and birds consider how to move them to your new residence. Typically, pets will get agitated or anxious when experiencing changes or in a new environment. However, several interventions can help prevent these reactions. For instance, you should keep the pet away from removal activities. If possible, leave the pet with someone they trust. For example, as the removalist packs your items, you could ask your kids to play with the pets at a nearby park. Moreover, keep the bet in its basket or cage as you move. It helps control movement or agitated behaviour such as scratching items. If possible, supervise it to ensure it stays calm as you move. 

Reviewing the Quote 

An oversight homeowners make is failing to review the removals quote. They often dispute the removals quote after the removalist moves their items. The best approach is to ask the removalist to break down the quote a few days before the removal day. At this stage, the removalist has a comprehensive quote since they are sure about the removal day, time, and the items to be moved. For instance, they could charge extra if you opted to move at night or during the weekday. Further, they could adjust the quote if your items need special packaging and transport. Ask the removalist for a discount at this stage. Sometimes, they could restructure the move to ensure it fits your budget. For instance, they could offer a portable removal container instead of deploying a crew to pack and load your items. 

To learn more, contact a furniture removal service near you.