22 Oct Furniture Removal Company
How to start a furniture removal company on a shoestring budget
Starting a furniture removal company can be fairly inexpensive and requires no stock or product to purchase, starting a removal company, on a shoestring budget is possible.
There are a few things you need to have. It is important to be physically fit, people are going to be paying you to do the physical work for them. You need to have people skills, you will be in the company of stressed people in stressful situations every day You also need to ensure that you are able to flexible and long hours and days. Home removals are long and may sometimes involve overnight stays and long working days. Lastly, you will need the correct driver’s license that will allow you to drive larger vehicles and tow trailers.
You can then determine what services you want to offer. When you are starting out with a small budget it is advisable to only start with you can handle. There 3 budget-friendly services you can start with. You can offer packing as a service. Professional packing is something quite a few clients look for if they have a wide budget. Most people do not enjoy packing because it takes up time and can be tedious. To provide this service, you need to have good knowledge of how to pack different items and how to efficiently work with packing materials. You can learn all of this in a short space of time. You can offer self-load removals. This service targets clients with a low budget. Here, you minimize the costs even further as you don’t even need to help with loading so you do not have to hire extra hands all you do is simply drive the vehicle, while your clients handle the rest. And lastly, you can also just work alone, man and bakkie service. This service is perfect for just one person. If you do not have a partner yet, then this option is the best place for you to start. Basically, all you need to do here is drive the van and help your clients with loading and unloading.
You do not have to purchase the vehicle and equipment you are going to use. For the first few years, you can rent these from other businesses. This will decrease your starting capital by a whole lot. The only things you would need to purchase are ropes to secure your load and blankets to protect your client’s belongings. If you are offering packing services then you would also need to invest in boxes, bubble wrap, and tape.
You can register your company with the CIPC for just R175. This will give your company some credibility. After that, you are ready for business. If you put in hard work and provide your customers with excellent service. You will grow your client base and reputation in no time.