You may have heard of the furniture removals peak season before? If not, no reason to worry as we’ll give you insights as to this period & what to be aware of. The peak season starts from the end of November and usually lasts until mid-January of the following year. Let’s jump right in and guide you through this important phase of the removals ‘life-cycle’.
What makes the peak season so important for furniture removals?
It’s referred to as the peak season because furniture removal companies get booked to capacity from late November to mid-January every year, due to the increased demand. Most transfers occur during this period and it coincides well with the beginning of the new school year for children. With this increase in demand, it will have a few implications in terms of the process for this period. Below we highlight how this affects you?
How does ‘peak season’ influence your move?
As mentioned, the demand for the peak season period is significantly increased. This does have a few implications for clients looking at moving during this period. Here are a few things to consider when planning your move:
- Plan early – don’t leave it too late
Start planning your furniture removal early to avoid the disappointment of not getting the dates you would prefer. Every removal companies resources can only be stretched to a certain point and for this reason, once fully booked you will need to find alternate dates or settle for an alternative removals company. Start with the free quote process, because then at least you know you have started the process and can book your dates.
- Get your free removals quote
Start by getting your quote done as soon as possible. This will ensure that you at least have your options and can then secure your dates with your preferred removals company.
- Book your preferred dates
Once you have quotes, you can contact your preferred removals company to discuss the dates that would best suit your schedule. Bookings change daily during peak season so don’t take it for granted that if there is space available on your preferred dates today it will necessarily be the same tomorrow. Get your dates booked as soon as possible.
- Sort out what needs to be moved
Removals quotes are all based on the volume your household effects will occupy in a vehicle, so if there is anything that doesn’t need to be moved and can be donated or sold, do so before the move. The same applies to packing. The more packing material and cartons that need to be used the more expensive the move will be.
- Discuss your needs and additional services with your removals company to avoid ‘move day blues’
The entrance at your current residence may be restricted, e.g. overhanging trees prevent the removal vehicle from parking close to your home, it may be in an estate where large vehicles aren’t allowed access (both of these problems will require a shuttle vehicle) or specialised packing and crating may be required which needs to be done prior to the day of the move in some cases. Access issues may also apply at the delivery end. One of the most frustrating problems for both you as a client and your removals company is when the move day doesn’t go smoothly due to hiccups that could have been prevented before-hand.
Observe COVID protocols during the removal days
As you may have seen the coronavirus is causing various concerns in different centres across South Africa and the South African Government could change observed lockdown protocols at any time, so please keep this in mind when booking. Monarch Moving strives to implement social distancing and stick to sanitisation protocols during every move. We trust you will have a stress-free peak season move.