Moving heavy furniture has always been a challenging task. Here are the best tips for furniture moving in Dubai.
As with all aspects of a house moving in Dubai, the sooner and more thoroughly you prepare for your furniture move, the easier moving day will be. Start by running through this list and making a note of every safety tip for moving furniture that is relevant to your situation to move furniture easily.
Furniture Moving in Dubai
Be Smart With Furniture Selection
Rather than simply packing up all of your furniture without thinking, a house move offers the perfect chance to step back and decide which items you need and which could be left behind and re-purchased once you are in your new home.
Choose your Transport Mode
When you have items of furniture to move, there are generally three feasible methods of transportation: hire professional movers, self-drive or use a shipping company.
Getting the pros in is the easiest option but is also the most expensive, especially if you opt for a full-service company where all the loading, driving and unloading is done for you.
Moving costs will depend on how far you are going, how heavy your load will be, whether packing is included and what add-ons you need (e.g. packaging materials, furniture dismantling, temporary storage, etc.)
If you decide to hire a van and drive yourself, you will need to make a sensible estimate of fuel costs and think carefully about the level of insurance you need. Be aware of what is covered under your insurance and what deductibles you will have to pay before the insurance kicks in.
If you are planning a long-distance move and you have a lot of furniture to take with you, it is worth investigating the cost of having everything shipped over to your new address.
The costs can be very competitive. If you are having goods shipped, put a contingency plan in place in case your furniture is delayed. For example, you might want to bring some inflatable mattresses with you to sleep on in an emergency.
However you intend to transport your furniture, make your booking well in advance, particularly if you intend to move in the holidays or on a weekend.
It is also a good idea to turn off and defrost your fridge and freezer a day or two before the move to avoid leakage during the journey.
Heavy Furniture Disassembly
Furniture disassembly is usually the last task to be done prior to loading the moving truck.
You probably won’t need to fully take apart each item to comfortably load it but the way you disassemble your furniture can make a huge difference to the experience at the other end.
No matter how good your memory, you can guarantee that an item of furniture won’t quite go back the way it was before. It is easy to put pieces back the wrong way up or back to front and nuts, bolts, screws and washers have a habit of getting lost.