Furniture removal can be quite a deceptive task, especially for the DIY option. Items that may look easy to haul around, such as cabinets and sofas end up being difficult and tiresome to move to a new location. Some professional removal services offer a convenient, safe and effective way to solve this.
Below are the major factors that may determine the cost of the task.
Size and Number of Items
The volume and size of the items determine the choice of vehicle for the service. A large number of items take up more space or might need multiple trips. This escalates the cost of the removal, as a large vehicle such as a truck may be needed for the job.
In addition, the nature of the individual items, in terms of size, shape, value and ease of disassembly is a major cost factor. Large, awkwardly shaped, valuable and hard to disassemble items such as pianos require expertise and measures such as temporary removal of doors and windows.
In the same vein, valuable items such as antiques need specialised handling and packaging — this comes at an extra cost.
The location includes both ease of access and distance. It generally costs more to haul furniture from high-rise buildings and apartment buildings due to stairs and lifts. These features intensify the complexity of the task. Of course, this comes at an extra cost. This is especially difficult for items that cannot be easily disassembled, such as pianos.
The distance involved is another major cost factor. It determines the duration of the journey and fuel consumption. Also, cities do tend to cost more than rural areas due to the difficulty of moving around and high licence and parking fees. The movers usually pass on these costs to the clients.
Professional furniture removal companies offer a variety of packages. Major tasks include disassembly, cleaning, packing, moving, assembly and storage facilities. Choose the package that is convenient and within your budget. In addition, pursue any 'free' help if possible. Friends and family can assist with some tasks such as packing, cleaning and assembly, thus reducing removal costs.
Furniture removal companies often offer free quotes for their services. The quote includes the above factors and many others. This saves you from nasty surprises as you have a final cost estimate. To be on the safe side and get the best value for money, pursue several quotes from different service providers for comparison purposes.
All in all, a reputable furniture removal specialist offers peace of mind and quality services, saving you the hassle associated with moving furniture on your own.