Are you an Avid reader? If yes, your home is nothing less than a library. Whether your favorite genre is fiction or nonfiction, your love for books doesn’t end at reading only. You have a dedicated space in your home for each book, and that’s a bookcase. But now you’re moving to a different location, and the thought of losing that bookcase keeps you on the hook. However, moving a heavy bookshelf all alone is a challenging task. If you rush, there’s a probability you may either damage the case or harm yourself.
No need to worry; leave the moving task to Removalists in Adelaide. With professional experience in a single item and complete house removal services, we can accompany you on your new house venture.
But before we begin decoding how removalists can help, let’s debunk one myth about removalists.
SINGLE FURNITURE ITEM REMOVALISTS– ARE THEY REAL?
Many people believe removalists only help with the whole house or office removals. However, that’s not the case. Yes, some do take up jobs that include complete removal, but there are movers like Top Movers, specializing in both.
When you call any professional mover, make sure you research their gamut of services properly to avoid getting answers like probably, maybe, depends, etc. Though your requests are genuine, moving one item involves many variables. So, explore the internet properly before you receive ambiguous replies.
So, YES. Single furniture item movers do exist. In addition, hiring a professional saves your efforts and time, which you can utilize in setting up your new home.
Without further ado, let’s move to the tips and tricks to help you move the bulkier bookcase quickly without any damage.
MOVE YOUR HEAVY BOOKCASE IN 5 STEPS
A sturdy, elegant bookcase is a furniture piece full of treasures. The great guardian of worldly stories, entertainment sources, and knowledge houses multiple titles. In addition to your vast book collection, it is an incredible place to display souvenirs, collectibles, photo frames, keepsakes, and all sorts of knick-knacks you love seeing around.
But now you’re moving to a new place with insufficient space. Or, you have already moved but want to bring your favorite bookcase from your parents’ home. Either way, it is challenging to free up the loaded shelves, pack the oversized item and relocate it safely.
To ease your burden, here are five tricks and tips for moving your bookcase to the new place unscathed, so you can enjoy your favorite books while sipping coffee again.
STEP 1:LOOK AT THE BIGGER PICTURE
The first step involves decision-making. Before you call us, make sure the piece you are moving is worth moving to avoid wasting your money and efforts. So, before you start planning the relocation, give these questions a quick read:
Do you need the bookcase?
Is the bookcase in good condition?
Once you are sure about the purpose and quality of the bookcase, it’s time to consider other crucial aspects, such as:
- Floor map of your new place
- The sentimental and monetary value of your bookcase.
- Costs and Convenience of moving the item over long distances.
- Damages such as scratches, dents, worn-out finishes, etc.
In short, if the item holds personal value to you or is expensive and in good condition, probably it’s best to move it. If the relocation costs are too high, there needs to be more space for the item, or your favorite bookcase is awkwardly shaped and damaged, make a rational decision.
STEP 2: EMPTY THE SHELVES AND PACK THE BOOKS, COLLECTIBLES, ETC.
No matter where you’re moving, the first you need to do is clear the shelves because lifting and carrying bulky furniture as it is can be a huge mistake. It puts your books at risk and adds unnecessary complications during the move.
So, start segregating the stuff you want to take along, like books, souvenirs, or collectibles, and discard or give away the items you no longer need. Pack them in small, strong cardboard boxes and tape them nicely. Use bubble wrap for breakable items like photo frames, and add proper cushioning to the box. In addition, add a label ‘FRAGILE’ or ‘HANDLE WITH CARE’ so the moving team understands the chore.
STEP 3: PACK THE BOOKCASE
When moving, never rush things. Take time, think diligently, and pack the items to ensure maximum safety. For this, inspect the bookcase carefully. If it is easy to dismantle, go ahead, undo the screws, and remove the glass doors and the shelves.
Nevertheless, wrap it properly if it is a solid piece of furniture. Detach the removable parts (doors, cabinets, shelves, etc.) and wrap the leftover piece in a protective covering.
STEP 4: MOVE THE BOOKCASE
Once all three steps are done, brainstorm your head a little to figure out the best possible way to take the bookshelf out securely. Carrying a dismantled bookshelf is more accessible than a solid one. But taking out a single piece of heavy furniture needs the help of two or more people.
STEP 5: HIRE THE PROFESSIONALS
Hire an expert who understands the basics of moving. With industry knowledge, they know how to quickly and efficiently move the items in the smoothest way possible without giving you any hassles.
ALL IN ALL!
Whether you are moving only a bookcase or a full-fledged removal, Top Movers can handle the project very well. We are your trusted complete and single-item furniture movers in Adelaide. We promise to deliver your furniture without cracks, unscathed.