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Taking Care When You Are Unloading Boxes And Furniture

Taking Care When You Are Unloading Boxes And Furniture

19 August 2014

When you are at the other end of the move, it may seem like a bit of a weight off of your shoulders. However, there are still plenty of issues that can come with how you go about unloading the boxes, as this will be a process where things can get damaged, and the organization of the move can go to pot if you are not careful. If you have planned well and the team that are moving you are still in good shape, then there should be no trouble, but it is worth having a think about the unloading process with an eye to the safety of your boxes and items, as it may be the difference between success and a disaster!

For a start, it is a good idea to have a plan of the house drawn up, or taken from the buyer guide, and to make a copy. You can then draw in the places that you want your largest items of furniture to be dropped off. This will both improve the speed with which the move can go ahead, and reduce the amount that you have to lift later on. It may seem like a small thing, but the reality of the situation is that you will have more than one person moving things around the house, and it is not going to be easy to have an eye on everyone who is doing so. You will find that things get dumped wherever if you are not on top of it, as the removals team will want to be getting out of there as soon as possible. Having a plan in place means that they can work quickly, and get things dropped off with ease. It also means that the job will be done much more safely, as there will be no waiting around for decisions, and no leaving things in places where they might become a hazard. You will find as well that it saves you moving things yourself, and this is a safety matter as well, given as many people injure themselves with heavy lifting if they are not particularly used to it. Should you need to lift something heavy, get someone to help you, and ensure that you keep your knees bent and your back straight!

You will hopefully have labelled your boxes in a way that shows where they should be deposited in the house. When empty and free of furniture, a house’s rooms can all loo rather similar, bedrooms being less easy to differentiate from than a living room, say. You will find that sticking a piece of paper on the door of each room so that the removals team know where the labels on the boxes refer to will speed things up, as otherwise you may end up with people asking you where things go for the first half an hour of unloading! Be aware that the last things to go into the van are usually the lightest, and commonly the lighter things are more fragile. Therefore, you need to avoid having the heavier boxes that come later piled up on top of the lighter ones that were put down first. Hopefully there will be enough room in the rooms to warrant not needing to stack the boxes, but if it is necessary, be sure that you are doing it the right way around, and that nothing is going to get crushed.

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