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Furniture packers/movers may do some or all of the following

  • discuss details of the move with clients
  • work out how much the move will cost
  • evaluate which items need to be packed and what material is needed to pack them
  • take an inventory of the items and record any marks or damage
  • drive a truck or van
  • wrap the goods to be moved in paper, cardboard or other special purpose wrapping designed to protect them from harm
  • pack the items into cartons
  • mark the items to show how they should be stacked in the van
  • carry furniture, cartons and other items to the furniture removal truck or van
  • load and secure the heavy items
  • assess how the items will be moved into the destination and where they will be placed
  • unload the goods and unpack them when required
  • reassemble any furniture that has been disassembled.

Furniture packers/movers need to have

  • good packing skills, including knowledge of methods of wrapping and packing furniture
  • knowledge of how to move difficult items such as pianos
  • the ability to pack a truck so that it is balanced
  • knowledge of how to handle and pack dangerous goods
  • the ability to read office plans and road maps
  • good driving skills
  • expertise in using radio equipment
  • good planning and organisational skills
  • strong problem-solving skills
  • the ability to make calculations.

Furniture packers/movers need to be

  • careful and respectful
  • responsible and reliable
  • practical
  • able to follow instructions
  • honest
  • patient and tolerant.