If you’re interested in DIY and skilled in home improvements, it’s definitely going to help if you find yourself having to move homes. In 2019, USA Census figures showed that almost 10% of Americans moved from one property to another. That is a colossal figure and it’s no surprise that (a) furniture removal is big business and (b) moving properties is cited as one of the most stressful things you can go through! We accumulate lots of stuff over the years even when in rental properties and it’s only when you go to pack it all up that you realize just the extent of the items to be packed away. Smaller items are ok but when it comes to larger pieces like dining tables, sofas, display cabinets, wardrobes, TV units, and so on, that’s where the skill of a home improver is really welcomed! Being able to disassemble items will help to remove bulk and simply make it easier to transfer it to its new home.
Some people like to start early with their packing planning and take it as an opportunity to declutter. You can easily do this by firstly getting in touch with your local charity store to see what items they accept and don’t accept. That way you’re at a clearer starting point. Then you can begin to create three piles. One pile is those items to go to the charity store, one pile will be for the dumpster and one pile can be put aside for labeling and ultimately for the big move. Another option is to have a yard sale and sell any unwanted items – that way you might make some extra cash to go towards the removal costs. A handy home improver can also look to see if there are items to be upcycled – if there is time that is!
This infographic below from the guys at EZ Living Interiors outlines some valuable advice in terms of moving furniture. It highlights some key and actionable ways to efficiently move larger items; it outlines the possible international delivery costs for furniture removal and it features some advice from the experts in terms of having the best experience possible when moving from one property to another. Check out the full infographic below.