Tips For Moving Furniture – How To Wrap Your Stuff

Properly wrapped furniture, fit to be moved
No matter the size or distance of the job – if you are moving furniture, you are going to want to properly pad and wrap your items. Furniture pads will help to protect the walls, floors, and doors, as well as the furniture itself. Taking a few extra minutes during your move to properly pad your items can go a long way in protecting your property during your move.

1. Empty out the drawers and cabinets. You don’t want to have loose items clanging around inside your furniture while it is being moved – it can damage the items and your furniture. The best method for moving furniture is to have it completely empty. Even having the weight of some towels or bedding in a dresser can cause warpage – the furniture simply was not meant to be moved with any extra weight in it.

2. Secure the doors, drawers, and any other moving/sliding parts. You can use tape or stretch wrap to help keep everything in place.

3. Cover your item with a furniture pad. Larger items may require multiple pads to completely cover. It is best to hold the pad in place with some tape. If you do need multiple pads to cover an item, it can be helpful to tape down the pads by section, until you have covered the piece of furniture entirely. It can be helpful to have a second person helping with this – one person to hold the pads in place, and another to apply the tape. Remember – the tape only needs to hold the pad in place.

4. Once your item has a pad taped in place, you can stretch wrap it for additional protection. This final layer will help to keep the pad in place, protecting your furniture. It can also give you something to grip at if you need it.

5. That’s it! You are ready to move your furniture!

Moving Out? Why Not Benefit From It!

 

4710039568_e40a8a30a7_zWhenever you think about moving out, your head starts spinning and your stomach hurts. Your heart is beating out of your chest, you start sweating. How are you going to deal with the time-consuming job? You have to sort things, clear away all the clutter and then pack what is left. It is a difficult process that gets even more tedious when you refuse to get rid of stuff you no longer use or need just because you believe you may need it one day eventually. But the trust us, this day will never come. You have to be strong and unbending about some items. Others you should pack right away. So how can you take advantage of moving out and benefit from it? There are a few things you can do. See below.

Time to remove unnecessary stuff

It’s a simple rule: the fewer things you own, the faster you will finish packing. Hence, the less stuff you have to pack, the less money you will pay a removal agency to transport your belongings to your new home.

So, what can you do with the items you agreed you don’t need? There are a couple of options:

Sell your stuff online

Life has become so much easier now that there is the cyberspace. You can find information faster, read the news and exchange opinions with people you don’t even know. Apart from this, you can download music, buy products and sell your own stuff. There are a variety of online stores where you can display your items for sale, starting with eBay, Amazon, Walmart, etc. The best thing about online merchants is that your products will be visible on a global scale. The more people see your stuff, the more buyers you are likely to have. Another avantage of selling your stuff online is that you can get feedback and see people’s response. Try it, you’ll see how easy it is.

Donate your stuff

One of the best things you can do with the things you don’t need is to donate them. There are a number of charities that will be happy to have your stuff.

Dispose of your stuff forever

Recycle items that can be recycled. Throw away the rest.

Trust us, if you want to start fresh, you need to forget about stuff that is only going to be in your way in your new home. Keep in mind that shortening the packing process will shorten the unpacking as well.

Examine your books, CDs…

Check if there are books or CDs you forgot to return to the library. If there are items that don’t belong to you, be sure to return them to their owners.

Now, when it comes to magazines and newspapers, our advise is you throw them away without even looking back! If you already read them, you probably won’t read them again. If you still haven’t, you hardly every will. If you can, donate them to a daycare centre or a library. Seriously, why do you keep them? They only take space and provided that you never need them, you definitely should dispose of them!

Examine your wardrobe

Clothes are probably the bulkiest stuff to pack. You surely will find a great deal of clothes you have kept just in case your change your mind about them or they come back in style again, or for whatever other reason. If there are clothes in your wardrobe that don’t fit you in size or you don’t like, there is no point in keeping them anymore. You had better throw them away, gift them to a friend in need or donate them.

Food

There is no point of bringing food with you and paying an agency for this. It’s certainly less expensive to buy fresh food when you move in your new house, rather than bring all food items you stored in your old home. Also, keep in mind that some of the food may have already expired.

Author Bio: If you are moving out from a rented property, July suggests to hire professionals for the end of tenancy cleaning which will make the process less stressful for the both sides.

Ensuring That You Are Using The Right Packing Materials For Your Move

Ensuring that you are using the right packing materials for your domestic removal

Packing is the largest part of the job that you will have to worry about, and it can be especially stressful if you are not completely on top of things.
The best way to ensure an efficient as well as safe and stress free move, is to start early and plan thoroughly, to ensure that there are no issues buy the
time you come to the actual day of the move. In many ways, the smaller things, like the packing materials that you use, can be overlooked at first, and
these are often the things that make the largest difference to your process, in that they will dictate how safe your items are! With a thought towards
ensuring that your house removals go as smoothly as possible, ensure that you have a look over the following to ensure that you are using the right
materials.

Environmental laws have meant that it is now a lot harder to pick up cardboard boxes from shops and supermarkets. They are not dedicated to appearing
green, and recycle such items as quickly as possible. At any rate, the cardboard boxes that supermarkets use nowadays are rarely fit for use as packing
boxes. The best place to find appropriate packing boxes in the current
climate is from a dedicated removals company or storage outlet, as these two services are the ones with the most demand for such items. You will of course
find that packing boxes do not come cheap, and given that they are being supplied by a provider who understands the situation that you are in, they can
make you pay different rates on a wildly varying scale. Some suppliers may demand double what another would charge, so always do your research! This
research should encompass the nature of the boxes themselves as well; you will no doubt understand that some boxes will be better than others, and these
are the ones that you want, to be completely sure that you are at no risk of things getting damaged because of the boxes. Single and double walled boxes
play a large part in all of this, and you will find that the double walled boxes are a lot stronger, and can be used a few times, whereas single walled
packing boxes are a fair bit weaker, and may pose a risk to your items whilst they are in transit. At any rate, it is essential that you look up the sizes,
strengths and prices for a wide range of boxes, from different suppliers, to ensure that you are not in any risk of getting the whole thing wrong!

By far and away the best option is usually to go with your removals company when it comes to picking up new boxes. They will have deals with wholesalers,
and will be able to use the boxes as leverage when making the deal a little sweeter for your whole removals package. As domestic removals are so expensive,
the removals company will use their low margins of profit to entice customers to them, by offering low prices for their removals boxes. The added bonus of
this is that you know that such boxes have been tried and tested by these professional removals experts, and that means that you know they are up to the
job of protecting your items whilst you move house. You will find that you can get tape, tissue paper, bubble wrap, wardrobe boxes, furniture covers, sack barrows, van straps and all sorts
of other essentials form a removals company as well.