How to Prepare for Your Furniture Delivery │ Megafurniture
So you're ordering a piece of furniture online. Aside from choosing the right sofa, bed frame, mattress, and other new home furniture pieces, it's essential to prep the place where you want your furniture to settle. While you're looking for great options in furniture outlets, consider how you can receive your new furniture as smoothly as possible. This includes safety protocols and your flat's location.
Megafurniture commits to delivering your furniture safely and efficiently. We work with the trained customer and delivery specialists to ensure successful delivery and furniture assembly. But we also need your help! Here are some tips you can follow for a successful and fulfilling furniture shopping and delivery process.
Before Ordering Your Furniture
Plan Your Room Design
One of the most fulfilling parts of furniture shopping is getting the right piece that compliments the look and layout that you want to achieve. So before buying your new furniture, especially the major ones like the sofa, you need to plan your space. What is your desired theme? What will your layout look like? These will help you determine the best furniture to make the most of your space.
Also, having the layout planned will help the delivery team move the furniture piece faster.
Choose the Right Furniture for Your Space
Now that you know what your layout will be like, it's time to choose the furniture that will complement that layout. When shopping for furniture, always double-check the dimensions, structure, and materials used to guarantee the quality of your furniture. Mostly, choose a piece that supports your lifestyle and needs.
Measure Your Space
Measuring your area is essential for determining the right furniture for your home, but measuring does not end there. When it comes to furniture delivery, it's important to have enough space to move and assemble your furniture. Some challenging pieces to move are L-shaped sofas and larger items that are still sizable even when sectioned for assembly.
Here's how you measure your area before delivery:
- Measure the main area where you plan to position your furniture. Make sure you have enough room for the assembly and traffic flow of your room. It's also important to look into your area's configuration, primarily if your furniture is irregularly shaped.
- Measure path and entryways. Aside from the room, you should also measure your pathways and corners to move the furniture easier.
- Consider the doors or stairs. Ensure you have enough allowance to prevent your furniture from bumping into corners.
- Measure other furniture pieces in your room. If the purchase is a big piece, chances are you need to move some of the existing furniture in your room that might obstruct the delivery team from reaching the destination safely.
- Consider your ceiling height and light fixtures.
Double Check the Address
Ensure your delivery details are correct before proceeding with the furniture purchase to avoid possible conflicts during the delivery process.
Remove Any Clutter
Remove the unneeded items that will clog or cause hazards during delivery. If you're working on a new home and are still in the process of sorting your items, move your boxes to the side to avoid tripping or bumping while moving the furniture. Also, make sure that your floor is clear, and no broken items are in your room.
Arrange the Disposal of Your Old Furniture
If revamping your home, you may also want to get rid of your old furniture to free up some space for the new ones. Some furniture retailers offer furniture disposal services with lower fees when buying your furniture from the site. This will save you time and effort in tossing out your old furniture. Another great option is to donate the furniture to organisations that might need them.
During the Delivery
Make Sure Someone is in the House
It's crucial to have someone capable and responsible to accept the order and assist the team on the day of the delivery. In case you won't be present when the furniture arrives, have someone who understands the layout of your home and where you plan to position the furniture takeover during the delivery and assembly. If no one is available to receive the delivery, there might be additional charges for redelivery.
Clear Your Driveway, Hallway, and Entryway
Aside from your pathways, the driveway and hallway can be notably crowded with cars and other things, so plan your parking space and move some potential obstacles as much as possible. Also, secure your pets or children to prevent accidents while moving the furniture. Although it's exciting to show your loved ones how wonderful your new furniture is, the robust and bulky furniture can be a hazard to kids if a safe distance is not maintained.
Get Ready for Assembly
Many furniture pieces are assembled in real-time by the delivery team. Give them enough space to move around and complete your furniture, especially bulky items and off-gassing mattresses.
If you purchased convertible furniture, you might ask the delivery team to help you understand how it works and teach you how to convert the piece. You may also ask customer service for care instructions. Mattresses in a box may take 24-48 hours to reach their best shape. It will also undergo the process of off-gassing, where it releases its new mattress smell. Keep your room extra ventilated during this period.
After the Delivery
Check on Everything
Once the furniture is assembled, check on your furniture if all the parts are complete or if there are no damages. Doing this will save you from future hassles of a defective product. If you see some damaged or missing part, contact customer service as soon as possible. Keep receipts and all signed papers if you need one when returning an item.
Enjoy Your New Furniture
After following the steps above, expect the furniture delivery to run more smoothly, which is a win for you and the team! Having proper preparations will help you stay at ease.
If you are in the market for high-quality home furniture and appliances in Singapore, visit our online furniture store at Megafurniture. We provide premium products, affordable prices, and efficient customer service and delivery. We also offer furniture medium to large disposal services to our loyal Mega shoppers!