One of the greatest uses for trailer hire is to move furniture. In what is often a once off event, one that requires a trailer but does not necessarily require you to buy one, trailer hire is the absolute best option that you will have at your disposal. It is cheap, it is easy and it is super convenient!
At Newlands Trailer hire we aim to provide our clients with the very best trailers the market has to offer. Our trailers are available in all shapes and sizes, and we aim to keep the prices low enough for them to fit into any budgets, even for those unexpected situations that require a trailer at the last minute and for only a short period of time. All of our trailers can be hired via our website or by giving us a call. On our blog you will find great information about how to get the most out of your trailer hire, and if you have any trouble with your trailer, we are just a call away.
We stock a specific selection of furniture trailers, which are perfect for moving furniture of all shapes and sizes. Using a furniture trailer makes moving really easy and whether you are moving a large lounge suite or a massive bed, when you use the right kind of trailer and you secure it properly, you can be sure that everything will arrive at your new home in one piece. Some of the more popular trailers for moving furniture include open trailers as well as closed box trailers, which are ideal for smaller items.
To ensure that you are able to pack everything in tightly so that items don’t move around while you are travelling, and to also minimise the amount of return trips you will have to make, we have a few tips for you.
Tips for packing
- Make sure that you plan ahead. You need to plan so that the load is balanced and won’t topple over around the first corner you take.
- All of your heavier items should go to the front and be secured to the headboard. Place your fridge and any heavy wooden items that would make up about 60% of the weight at the front of the trailer (the area closest to the vehicle).
- Load the rest of your furniture as well as the boxes next and make sure that they are properly wedged in tightly. You should use carpets and blankets to create a padding to reduce damage from boxes and furniture moving around.
- Once your trailer is packed, you should tie everything down. You can do this by using a rope or tie straps.
- If your trailer is an open one, you will want to cover the furniture with a net to keep everything in place. You can also place an additional cover over the load, to protect it from getting dirty.
Before you hit the road make sure that your car is safe to tow and while on the road, stick to all of the basic rules, and you should be fine. For more information about trailer hire or to hire your own trailer, you can contact us.