When you might need the service
It isn’t easy when a loved one passes away. There are many things that must be done following the death of a friend or family member, including clearing out the belongings of their home. When it comes to relocating or disposing of your loved one’s couches, cabinets and tables, you may want to enlist the assistance of a professional deceased estate furniture removal service. These sorts of items take up a lot of space, accumulate dust, and must be displaced before reselling or reinstating the property.
Moving heavy possessions can be challenging, and many people would rather not have to deal with it during the grieving process. Additionally, the property handover can be a fast and rushed procedure, which may require a quick, thorough clearing out. A deceased estate furniture removal service can help make this process easier.
Types of house fittings that may be moved include:
- Lounges, couches and sofas
- Chairs and armchairs
- Tables, benches and stools
- Beds, mattresses and bed frames
- Desks, shelving and bookcases
- Drawers and dressers
- Cabinets and cupboards
- Pool tables, playground and gym equipment, pianos and gazebos
What to expect from the service
Losing a loved one is a difficult thing. A professional mover will help to make the deceased estate furniture removal process much easier.
Typically, you will apply for a quote (these should be free) either online or over the phone. The service should be affordable – less than $1000. Many companies may offer same-day services, though you are welcome to book whatever day suits you.
The moving team will then go to the house and transport any and all belongings to your desired location in a respectful and safe manner. If requested, they can also clean out the rest of the property and keep an eye out for any valuables that may have been left behind.
Signs of a good service provider
There are certain things you should expect from a quality professional deceased estate furniture removal provider. Some signs that a business is trustworthy include:
They have a strong online presence
A good deceased estate furniture removal provider should have a solid online presence. This includes having a user-friendly website which lists their services, qualifications and locations. It is important that they offer an address and a phone number so that you can contact them and be assured that they are legitimate.
They are transparent and fair with their prices
When giving a quote (which should be free), they should let you know the total amount that you will have to pay. Avoid businesses that charge extra on the job for specific tasks you didn’t ask for. The price they charge should be affordable – no more than $1000 for most properties; most services should be even lower, around $150-$500.
They have good reviews
Check sites such as Google, Facebook and Yelp for user reviews on the company. If a company has at least 4 out of 5 stars, this is a sign that they are of a high quality. If they have less than 4 stars, there may be an issue with them. Read the individual reviews for more information.
Their staff are professional and well-mannered
The attitudes of their staff may be a good indication of the level of service they are offering. Avoid businesses with rude, impatient or unhelpful staff. Strong customer service and a polite, friendly, respectful and positive manner are essential. Staff should be well presented, clean and tidy. They should be experienced and arrive on time.
Other services on offer
A deceased estate furniture removal service will generally be a subdivision of a larger rubbish and relocation company. This means that they will tend to offer other useful services for dealing with a departed loved one’s property. Some of these include:
The house may contain a lot of common waste articles that need to be disposed of, including:
- Kitchen appliances (e.g. toaster, microwave, cutlery)
- E-waste (e.g. cables, DVD players)
- Files and documents
- Clothing and jewellery
- Records and CDs
- Garden waste (including gardening equipment)
- Medication and cosmetics
Old, worn or dirty carpets may make a property more difficult to sell. It may be useful to consider pulling out the carpet. A deceased estate furniture removal service provider may be able to do this for you.
White goods disposal
Difficult to move items such as air conditioners and ovens may be required to be disposed of or relocated. A professional can do this in a safe and efficient manner and save you the hassle and risk of injury.
A deceased estate furniture removal service can help make the moving process much smoother, giving you more time and space to be with your loved ones and deal with other responsibilities.