How to Get Furniture Removed the Right Way

At one point or another, most people have realized that they have a piece of furniture that needs to be moved. Usually, this is when you'd start calling friends who own trucks, but sometimes nobody is available—or you simply feel that it's too much trouble to handle on your own, so that's when you call a moving company. 

But what if you aren't moving, and you just need a large piece of furniture such as a couch or a bed removed from your home? Fortunately, furniture removalists can help you with both scenarios.

A Furniture Removalist Isn't Just a Mover

A typical moving company usually just offers the service of moving your furniture or other belongings from one location to another. But if you need to have a piece of furniture removed from your home and disposed of, that's a task for a furniture removalist.

A professional furniture removalist company can pick up your unwanted furniture items and safely, legally dispose of them for you. This is often much easier (and potentially cheaper) than trying to do so yourself. Many furniture removalist companies keep their costs down by restoring and later reselling unwanted furniture.

However, most furniture removalist companies also do general "from point A to point B" moving jobs as well—which means that if you find one you like, you can contract with them again in the event that you do move.

How to Find the Right Company

To find the right furniture removalist company, the easiest thing to do might be to simply ask your family or friends for a recommendation. If this isn't an option, ask the company for a couple of referrals—any reputable business should be able to provide these for you without hesitation. Also, be sure to mention any potentially difficult areas in your home such as stairs, narrow hallways, and so on. Finally, ask for a price quote, and don't hesitate to call a different company to compare pricing.

What to do While Having Furniture Removed

To make the process as smooth as possible, when the furniture removalists arrive, make sure that the area around the item you want removed is clean and clear of obstructions. If you're having a desk, armoire, or similar item removed, make sure the drawers and other storage compartments are fully emptied. If you have pets, put them in another room while the removalists are working. This will ensure your items remain intact during and after the movement process.