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How to Make Furniture Removals Affordable
04 December 2013

How to Make Furniture Removals Affordable


Getting your head round a house move can be a very stressful time for anyone, let alone if you are moving a large household, with lots of heavy furniture. The most difficult part of a house move will usually be the maneuvering of particularly large or heavy objects that need to be taken through spaces in the house that are not exactly accommodating. There are many ways to deal with this, but most of them involve a sizable crew of men, and these sorts of professionals do not usually come cheap. There are ways in which to get the job done slightly more economically if you are looking to save a few quid however, so get a look in on our guide as to how to make furniture removals affordable.

Firstly, if you have a bit of a budget, then there are many ways in which to get a removals service to do the heavy lifting, if you are prepared to do other less intensive parts of the job. Doing your research in to the companies around you that will offer a part service will put you in good stead towards having the upper hand when bartering for a better price. There is a lot of competition between removal companies, so you will likely be able to find one who are willing to give you a good price for your custom. If you are already using a removals service, then you should not have to worry about paying anything extra, obviously.

Of course, not all of us can afford a removals company, and many do not need one, as the move may be a small flat job, and a full service would be completely ridiculous! In this case there are a few options that you can look in to in order to make your money go further.

If you are looking to use a Man and Van service, then it is very likely that you will need either a good deal of strength yourself, or a helper who is good with weighty objects who can assist the person that you have hired in the Man and Van deal. There is no use in hiring a service if there will only be one person who can lift things. If you are capable of doing these things yourself, alongside the professional, and you have only a few things to move, then you should be fine just the two of you. However, if you are not completely up to the task, then even trying to perform the lifting is a ridiculous idea. If there is any risk of you dropping something, then you should not even begin, as the risk to you belongings, your hired help, and to yourself is far too great when dealing with heavy items. You may even find that you make a mess of the property while knocking the walls with certain items of furniture and have to pay to get the marks sorted out.

The best way to deal with such a situation is to enlist some hefty family and friends. If you are well acquainted enough, then you should find that your close ones are happy to help for little or no reward, provided that the job is a small one. The promise of a few drinks in the pub, or a big meal in the new house should be enough to encourage them to help you out, and will naturally cost less than a removal service, depending on how many drinks you have to buy!

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