4 Furniture Delivery Tips

Buying furniture can be exciting, particularly if you are furnishing a new home. However, in all the excitement, it is important not to overlook a few important factors. Here are a few tips that can help you to arrange furniture delivery without any hiccups.

1. Measure the Space Available

One of the most common mistakes people make when ordering furniture delivery is forgetting to take measurements of the space where they want the furniture to go. If the space is too small, you will have to return the furniture or find another place for it, whereas a space that is much larger than the item you have ordered can make it look ridiculously tiny. Before you order, always measure the space you have available and compare it to the dimensions listed on the furniture delivery website.

2. Consider How to Get the Furniture into Your Home

As well as measuring the dimensions of the space available for the furniture, you also need to consider the size of your doorways and stairways. Furniture delivery crews are highly skilled at turning and twisting furniture to make it fit through narrow spaces, but they are not magicians.

If the main entrance into your home is very narrow, you have two options. You can either remove a window and hire a team that can winch your furniture up into your home, or you can purchase furniture that arrives in pieces ready for you to assemble.

3. Find Out What the Service Includes

When ordering furniture delivery, it always pays to read the small print. Is the delivery company offering to assemble the furniture for you, or are they responsible only for delivering the pieces for you to assemble yourself? Familiarising yourself with the terms and conditions will help you avoid a situation where you are left with a flat pack item and no idea where to start putting it together.

4. Consider the Delivery Schedule

Furniture delivery can be logistically challenging. It involves not only transporting heavy, bulky and sometimes fragile items, but also providing skilled delivery crews who can carry awkwardly shaped furniture into homes or assemble items on the customer's behalf. For this reason, many furniture delivery companies are not able to offer same-day or next-day delivery. Always check the estimated delivery time for a particular item before you place your order to avoid disappointment. If possible, try to avoid waiting until the last minute to order a vital piece of furniture that you need on a particular date.

To learn more about furniture delivery services, contact a company like Borgas Removals And Storage.