rise and put you in precarious positions. Almost all of these positions are completely avoidable by simply knowing what to do when the driver arrives, and more importantly, what to do before he leaves. Furniture purchases are usually far too expensive to be ignorant to this information, and the last thing you want is to be stuck with damaged or otherwise incorrect furniture. Here is a little guide on how to handle furniture delivery from start to finish.
The first thing you need to do is make sure you are there when the furniture arrives. While this seems like common sense, many people have “others” take in their furniture. Take the day off work (or half day) and make sure that you receive exactly what you were promised. Additionally, you should make sure that delivery includes setup. If your furniture delivery does not include this service, then you are going to need some help from friends or family. The furniture delivery driver will only be responsible to get the delivery to the front porch-not to the house and certainly not set up in the final resting spot. As such, you should make sure you have some folks to help carry the furniture. If you paid for this service, then this is no concern.
Once the furniture delivery arrives, then you should inspect the cartons completely for holes, tears and rips. Damage of any kind, even to the outer cartons, should be noted a