Moving is a pivotal moment in your life and requires proper planning and preparation. The Professional Moving Company has carried out hundreds of successful moves to the Netherlands – in this article they have answered the five most frequently asked questions.
Five frequently asked questions when moving
Here are five of the most frequently asked questions that professional moving companies hear:
1. How do I estimate the cost of my move?
Moving can be an expensive exercise and there are a few things to consider when planning your move.
The first thing to consider is the volume of the items you are moving; the more items you need to move, the longer it will take to move them. To help you determine the volume of your belongings, Professional Moving Company recommends using a volume calculator to get an estimate of the volume of your household’s belongings.
The second factor to consider when moving is the size and type of moving truck. It is important to choose a truck that is large enough to carry most of your belongings.
The third factor to consider is the distance between the current address and the new address. The greater the distance between addresses, the more effort is required to complete the move and thus the more expensive it will cost.
To simplify the process of estimating moving costs, Professional Moving Company has created a tool to quickly get a free quote and book your move immediately.
2. How to handle objects that are difficult to move?
As a first step, make a list of all the large items you need to move. Do you have multiple floors? You will need to check whether all large items can be moved through the opening of your stairs or whether a mobile lift is required.
If you need a mobile lift, book it in advance and make sure there is a suitable parking space for it. In some cases, it may be necessary to disassemble large items to ensure they are not damaged during the move – this is especially important for large wardrobes, beds and sofas.
3. What to do when moving to or from an apartment without an elevator?
It’s important to measure the items that need to be moved and whether they can fit up stairs and around bends. Also make sure you have enough movers to move the items, especially if they are particularly heavy.
If you live in an apartment on the third floor (or higher), we recommend using the mobile elevator. At Professional Moving Company, their experts will carefully plan your move with you and make sure it is as efficient and cost-effective as possible.
4. How to pack fragile things?
Fragile items require special handling and attention during transportation to avoid damage. Caring for fragile items begins with their proper packaging and the right materials.
Start by placing heavy items at the bottom of the drawers and make sure the drawers with fragile items are properly labeled. Make sure you write on all sides and in large print to make it clear to everyone that the box is not to be thrown, broken or handled roughly. Also, make sure you use the right packing materials, such as bubble wrap, furniture pads, and packing peanuts.
Professional Moving Company has extensive experience packing and moving fragile items and their expert movers will ensure that all your belongings are transported safely and securely.
5. How to avoid common motor injuries?
Moving can be a physically demanding task that requires heavy lifting. If mishandled, you may drop heavy items or trip while loading or unloading. Fractures of the fingers, hands, and feet are among the most common fractures that can occur during movement. To avoid these injuries, Professional Moving Company recommends the following:
- Wear appropriate clothing for movement, such as thick gloves and closed-toe shoes with good grip.
- Don’t overload the boxes or make them too heavy.
- Reinforce the bottom of the boxes with heavy-duty packing tape.
- Lift a box or object in the correct way to reduce the strain on your back.
- Use appropriate equipment such as carts, carts and belts.
- Most importantly, be aware of your limitations and never try to lift anything that is too heavy for you.
Contact a professional moving company
Professional Moving Company has a wide range of moving services to choose from. Their expert moving consultants are always ready to help you plan the perfect move, taking care of all your needs. Their moving services include packing/unpacking, expat moving, senior moving and more.
The professional transport company covers the whole of the Netherlands and has an active presence in key cities such as Amsterdam, Rotterdam, The Hague and Eindhoven.