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Special Care With Furniture During Relocation

When you’re in the midst of moving office or home there are some things that need a little more care and thought. If you’re a large business then you are going to have many desks and office chairs. Alternatively if you’re at home there are many shaped pieces of furniture. Both scenarios require serious thought on logistics and safety. Furniture is heavy and so you need to make decisions on whether you are going to utilise friends, or make full use of a removals company.

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Some things you need to consider:

Does your furniture fit through the exits of your office or home?

If you have all different types of furniture then it is likely that some pieces of furniture won’t be able to physically fit through exits as they are. You need reflect on how this furniture was placed into your property, and whether you need help with lifting. In some cases you will need a great number of people to help, as sometimes furniture will need to be lifted high into the air to get around tricky corners. Or in some cases you will need to dismantle furniture. If a lot of your furniture needs to be dismantled then make sure you work this out prior to organising a removalist. You don’t won’t to be left wasting time dismantling furniture when you finally realise it needs to be done, make sure you look at all your exits and furniture as soon as possible. Make sure you plan the way in which you’re going to get the furniture out of the house, measuring doors and exits.

How to wrap and pack your furniture: the procedure.

When attempting to wrap and pack your furniture you need to make sure you have both the right techniques and materials, otherwise you can risk some real damage to your more fragile furniture. Ensure you have materials like cardboard, bubble wrap, thick packing tape, and newspaper will be useful too. Blankets are often used to wrap your furniture also. You’ll also need some thick marker to make sure your labelling is obvious.

Wrapping:

-Edges of all furniture such as tables, chairs, glass should be carefully wrapped and stuck with bubble wrap.

-All items should be then lined with flat cardboard boxes for maximum protection, which will need to be secured by strong packing tape.

-Glass needs extra care so wrapping this with more cardboard boxes and newspaper will help. Label these “fragile”.

-At all times where possible make sure you disassemble things and wrap separately, it will provide greater protection.

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All movement of furniture will be taken care of by your removals specialist; however you should go to the effort of securing your furniture as much as possible before they arrive. It doesn’t hurt to be too careful.

Travelling interstate? What You Need To Remember

Are you making the big move interstate? No matter how technologically advanced our world is becoming there are many ways in which the system can fail us, and usually it’s when we need things to stay together.

In order to properly prepare yourself for moving interstate then you really need to get your thinking cap on, and designate a time where you, and another person, can get together. It’s better to make a list of all the things that need to be considered when you have someone by your side. You are more likely to get a better list when you have another brain on the job.  However here are some things that will crop up.

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What you need to consider before making the move…

Legal and paperwork:

When you move interstate, like if you move anywhere, you need to make sure you rectify your listed address.  Although it’s not a complex task it can still take a while for this to be processed, which means you need to get on top of this as soon as possible, or you could likely forget.

Cut down the load:

When moving interstate everything will cost more, so make sure you reduce costs at all corners. Included in your costs will be the transference of your belongings, so make sure you set aside time to go through everything. Travel through each room and sort out with your family what can be palmed off to relatives, or just simply taken to the tip.  You’ll feel a lot better about the move if you’re not being dragged down by unnecessary belongings.

Quarantine Issues:

Something people could miss when they’re organising an interstate move is the laws and regulations regarding the state borders. Quarantine differs slightly through the states in Australia so make sure that what your packing won’t come back to bite you. Although you are unlikely to have too much trouble with quarantine issues, it’s still better to play it safe and look over the restrictions.

Pack extra careful:

Make sure that you remember that because you are moving state the transit of certain items may be in danger, it’s just better to be safe. In order to prevent any of your items being damaged in transit make sure you ensure all fragile or loved items are safe in their boxes. You can never have too much bubble wrap.

Call a suitable removalist:

Of course, most people will remember to call a removalist, but make sure you closely research the services they offer. Calling a removalist that deals with interstate removals is fairly simple, but make sure you are contacting a company that does offer this service.

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These are a few of the things you need to consider before moving interstate, but you’ll find as you go that more things will pop up. Remember that if you have pets you also need consider this important issue, you want your loved family pet handled with great care.