Moving in together

Make Sure You Are Prepared For Your New Furniture Delivery

Getting a new furniture delivery can feel a bit like it did when you woke up on Christmas morning as a child. You count down the days until it arrives and are up as early as possible to see what it looks like in person. However, before you let excitement completely take over you, there are some things you should be doing to ensure you get your new furniture safely inside when it arrives. Not every company will deliver your furniture in the same way, and you need to be prepared for how every occasion, lest your furniture get stuck outside because you weren't ready.

Ask A Friend To Help Move It Inside

Sometimes a new furniture delivery will get dropped off at your door, and sometimes the deliverymen will take it all the way inside. If the company you purchased the furniture from didn't specify what they will specifically do, you should assume that they will drop it off at your door. It is always best to be prepared for the worst but hoping for the best. Do not try and lift furniture by yourself under any circumstances. You are very likely to get unbalanced and drop, scrape or bang your furniture on the way, which defeats the entire purpose of buying new furniture.

Plan Your Furniture's Route

Before your new furniture delivery turns up, you need to have safely planned how you will get it through your doors, up the stairs, around the corners and past any obstacles. That means checking the measurements of the furniture and then comparing them to every point it has to go through. If you find it is such a tight fit in certain areas, then don't hesitate to make some drastic changes. Remove doors to get that last inch of maneuverability, get every table, chair and appliance out of the way and line your stairs with blankets and towels so you can rest the new furniture on your way to moving it upstairs.

Plan For People And Pets

Often, the thing that gets in the way of unloading your new furniture delivery isn't inanimate objects but housemates and their pets. Make sure all the cars are out of the driveway and that, if your housemates are going to be around, they know it is arriving and to move or help when it does. Lock any dogs or cats up in an unused room for the duration of the unloading just so you don't accidentally step on them while your vision is obstructed by the furniture. Make sure no events are scheduled for the day your furniture will arrive, and if they are, give everyone a good warning that there might be an interruption. Communication is key to being a good housemate, and that is never more obvious than when having to plan for the arrival of new furniture.