A furniture removal is a major hassle. However, several simple steps can reduce the stress involved with removing old furniture. Here, we’ll give you a quick guide for DIY furniture removal.
If you have experience in furniture removal, it’ll make things easier. However, if you are a novice, you will want to have someone experienced with furniture removal help you. Professionals can help make the work easier for you. Nonetheless, you can still do it on your own. Here’s a guide that can help you out when you want to handle DIY furniture removal:
Prepare Early for the Furniture Removal
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Early preparation is imperative if you’re going to do a thorough furniture removal job. Everything flows smoothly when you prepare adequately beforehand. Set the dates first and honor them when you’re working with a DIY furniture removal project. Most people end up procrastinating just because of not setting the right date and preparing early for the task.
Preparation also means getting the right tools for the job and ensuring that anyone helping you know the date. Ensure that you have everything beforehand so that you don’t waste so much time on the day that you’re handling the project.
You also need to draft the project’s cost and decide where you’ll take the items you’re removing from your house. You can decide to sell them, donate them or take them to the landfill. The option that you pick will depend on, among other things, the extent of damage or age of the pieces of furniture.
Make the Access Way Clear
Before beginning the furniture removal project, ensure that there aren’t any obstacles on your way. If any items can hinder the flow of work, then consider removing them first. As much as you’re getting rid of the clutter, you don’t want to damage your items, such as electronics, all in the name of furniture removal.
A good practice would be to remove every obstacle a day to the furniture removal. The project may take a while, and you might need to get a storage container for the items you remove. This way, they don’t pile up inside the house, thus, creating even more clutter. Storage containers aren’t so costly. Therefore, you can get a small one or a large one, based on how many items you want to store in it.
Take Care of Pets
Pets are the cute little ones that you need to take care of all the time, even during furniture removal. When you’re performing the task or project, you don’t want them to get in your way. Aside from distracting you from completing the project effectively, they can also get injured. What if a large piece of old furniture drops on the poor little thing?
The best thing you could do is to seclude them in a confined area during the furniture removal. If you don’t deem this right, then you can take them to a friend’s or family’s house in the meantime. Just make sure that they aren’t present where you’re handling the project.
Keep Children Away
Just like pets, children too can get injuries when you’re handling pieces of old furniture. Thus, it would make a lot of sense to keep them out of harm’s way at all times. You can tell them to go and play outside or organize a way that they can stay away from the site when you’re handling the project.
You can equally use the same trick as you do with pets by taking them to a friend’s or family’s premises. You’ll foot a huge bill when a child gets an injury during furniture removal. Thus, you’d rather just avoid it.
Mostly, when talking about children, we mean the young ones. Those that aren’t yet aware of what’s happening around them. However, even the mature ones need to be protected. Don’t expose them to rigorous works that can strain them.
Safeguard the Good Pieces of Furniture
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During furniture removal, not all of the pieces of furniture need to go. Some can stay, and quite frankly, you need to safeguard them. It just takes a simple mistake to ruin everything and encounter losses. So, try and ensure that you always take care of the right pieces of furniture.
It’s the same for the electronics in your house. You can take care of them by placing them in storage containers, just as you do with old furniture. You can combine everything in the storage container or get two separate ones to avoid any damages.
Avoid placing pieces of old furniture outside the house, as this may cause them to rot. This is especially the case if the surrounding is damp.
So, there you have it, folks! That’s how you handle a furniture removal project using DIY methods. We hope that you’re now geared up to start the project ASAP.