If you’re a keen gardener in the midst of planning your home move, you will probably have a few heavy potted plants in your collection. Have you thought about how you are going to prepare and move them? Plants, as you know, are very sensitive to their environment and often struggle to cope with the trauma of being uprooted (literally!) and moved across town or, even worse, across state lines. A bit of preparation can go a long way to reducing the impact of your move. First, you will need some supplies.
Preparing to move large pieces of furniture and white goods can be a daunting task. However, there are plenty of ways to make things easier for yourself. Here are 12 simple tips to try out the next time you’re moving house. Disclaimer: This article is written with the assumption that you will be following proper moving and handling techniques. If lifting, make sure you know what those techniques are so that you don’t cause yourself an injury.
Of all the rooms in the house, the kitchen is perhaps the most daunting to pack. This is compounded when you are on a tight deadline as there are so many potential breakages (crockery, stemware, bottles, etc.) and spillages (wine, liquor, oil, vinegar, etc.) if care isn’t taken. The good news is that if you are organized, have the right packing materials and follow a systematic process, you can pack up that kitchen/dining room quickly and safely – in two days max.
One of the benefits of using professional movers to pack, transport and unload your things is that you can hand over responsibility for your fragile items – like your flat screen TV – to them. But what if you’re going the DIY route and doing all the packing, loading and driving? This guide to move your flat screen TV will help ensure your televison arrives at your new home in the same condition as when you last sat in front of it.
Every room in the home has its own challenges when it comes to packing. Compared with the kitchen, bathroom or garage, the bedroom may seem easy to pack but what about moving mattresses, mirrors and expensive jewelry? This guide has plenty of tips to help you breeze through your bedroom packing schedule. Many people also combine their bedroom as a study so this guide also covers items you might find in a study room (desks, computers, books, etc.) Clothes Clothes can suffer badly during a move and even if they arrive in good condition, you may have to spend a week…
Moving home, whether for personal, work or family reasons, is a big and exciting step to take. However, it can also lead to stress levels soaring, especially if you have a spouse, children and pets to take care of. A certain level of anxiety is probably unavoidable but here are top eight tips to take the edge off the stress while you are moving with family:
As with all aspects of a house move, the sooner and more thoroughly you prepare for your furniture move, the easier moving day will be. Start by running through this list and making a note of every furniture moving tip that is relevant to your situation. Source Quality Equipment You will need to buy or hire your furniture moving equipment well in time for moving day. You should be able to get everything you need from New Haven along with your boxes and packaging materials. Here are some furniture-specific items to add to your list:
Ten years ago I finally achieved my long-time ambition of leaving the United States and setting up home abroad. After three years in Europe, two in China and now five in Australia, I feel qualified to hand out some expat advice to my fellow Americans. For the most part I haven’t looked back since taking that first flight but I do sometimes feel I would have benefited from the following nuggets of advice. Here are the top eight things I wish I knew before moving abroad: Everything Will Change Of course, one of the reasons I was looking forward to…
Let’s be honest: few people would claim they enjoy moving across country with children in tow but sometimes it just has to be done. Perhaps you (or your spouse) have secured the job of your dreams or you need to move closer to ailing parents so that they can see more of the family in their autumn years.
Packing your bags to go traveling interstate is an exciting adventure and you are bound to meet interesting people and have incredible experiences along the way. To help make sure the fun times aren’t overshadowed by any major mishaps, we’ve compiled a list of seven things you should spend time thinking about and taking care of.