Furniture Delivery Prep: Measuring and Placement

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Delivery prep ? Having new furniture delivered at your home is an exciting time, but it’s also one that requires some basic preparation. Whether we’re talking about major furniture pieces or even many smaller ones, prepping your space and everyone who lives in your home for an upcoming installation will be helpful not only to home occupants, but also to your delivery and installation professionals.

At Guild Hall Home Furnishings, we proudly stock the widest selection of wholesale furniture you’ll find in Salt Lake City and Millcreek areas, from bedroom and living room furniture to accent furniture and numerous other options. In this two-part blog series, we’ll go over all the simple ways to ensure your home is prepared for an upcoming furniture delivery.

Measuring Rooms and Delivery Path

First and foremost, you need to make sure that the furniture pieces you’ve chosen will fit into your home. Measuring your rooms and taking notes of any tight corners or turnstiles is essential in determining whether or not a particular piece of furniture will make it through the door.

Keep in mind that delivery personnel need to maneuver their way around other furnishings, so be sure to provide them with plenty of space. Generally, it’s best to lay out a specific pathway from the entrance to the room where you plan on placing your new furniture. This will help ensure that delivery personnel can get your pieces in place with minimal hassle.

Have an Idea of Where Pieces Will Go

While you don’t necessarily need to pinpoint the precise location of every single piece, having a general idea of where they should go will certainly benefit you in the long run. This is especially true if you’re ordering multiple pieces or an entire room set.

By taking note of how and where you’d like your new furniture to be placed, delivery personnel will have a much easier time setting everything up quickly. If you plan on making any changes to existing furniture arrangements, make sure that you not only inform your delivery crew, but also have a clear idea of how the new layout should look.

Plan to Be Home

If at all possible, try to schedule a delivery time when you or another member of your household will be home. This way, you can make sure that everything goes according to plan and the furniture is set up correctly. Of course, if this isn’t viable for whatever reason, it’s best to let your delivery personnel know ahead of time so they’re prepared to complete their work without.

In part two of our series, we’ll go over more ways to prepare your home for an upcoming furniture delivery. For more here, or to learn about any of our fine home furniture or interior design services, speak to our team at Guild Hall Home Furnishings today.

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