Monday, August 11, 2014

Moving Home Or Office The Easy Way

As mentioned earlier, we are going to have our dream house built in the next few years. It's going to be an exciting ride with numerous tasks and projects ahead of us. Among all of them, moving is definitely not something I am looking forward to. Over the years in our current house, we have acquired a lot of stuff, and just the thought of having to wrap and pack them gives me a headache. Can you imagine how many layers I am going to have to pad all these precious antique teacup sets that are super delicate and fragile. 

And how about an entire cabinet of bone chinaware? Errr...

Today I would like to share an article from a writer of Media Buzzer to shed some light on how to make moving a bit easier.


Moving to another home or office can be stressful. Or is it? Well, it does not have to be unnecessarily stressful. There are things that you can do to make sure that your move goes without a hitch, and the levels of stress are kept to a minimum.

One of the first things that you will need to do before moving is to make sure that you are thoroughly prepared, which includes getting everything that you will need in order to make your move a successful and hassle free one. There are many companies in the Internet that can provide everything that you will need for this task, so you can get everything in one place without even having to leave home!

-Moving Boxes in Different Size
-Packing Paper
-Packing Tape
-Marker Pens
-Bubble Wrap
-Pistol Grip Tape Dispenser

Planning your Move in Advance

As you may have known, properly planning something is already half the work finished. One of the best ways to reduce not only the amount of stress but also the amount of work you have to do during the actual moving day is planning your move in advance. You are best off getting all of your supplies well in advance of your move, so that you can start preparing right away, well in advance of your moving day.

If you are relocating over a large distance and do not want to use a professional removal company, you can look at hiring a shipping container and getting it transported from your old home to your new one.

However you decide your move, you will need to go through each room of your house one at a time and put everything together that is non-essential such as

-Out of Season Clothes
-Toys , Games and Books
-Furniture that is not being used
-Cutlery and crockery

Anything that you can do without between now and the time of your move can be packed up readily, leaving you with a lot less to do on the day of your move.

You may be surprised at just how many things that you can pack away that you are not going to need before you move. If you have a spare room that is not being used, you can dismantle any furniture that is needed and stack up the boxes of all of your possessions in preparation for your moving day.

The Art of Packing Boxes

You will have to consider a lot of things when it comes to putting your belongings into moving boxes. Just make sure that when you buy cheap moving boxes for sale, they are of good quality.

When it comes to the final days on your Moving Day countdown, you will want to start in one room and work your way through the house. The best idea is to start in the room that has the most to pack, which is often the kitchen or the garage.

You will need to assemble and secure your cheap moving boxes using tape. To make the dispensing quicker, easier, and more efficient, use a pistol grip tape dispenser. Make sure that you use enough tape to seal the box properly so that the bottom will not rip apart when you come to lift the box up.

Heavy items should be placed in the bottom of the box, and make sure that you use plenty of packing materials such as foam peanuts, packing paper, and crumpled newspaper so that the contents do not move around. You can also use blankets, towels or bed linen to wrap up your more delicate items such as glasses, crockery, and ornaments.

When you have filled up your box, making sure that it is not too heavy and can easily be lifted, you will need to seal it properly with tape. Get your marker pen and write on the box the room that it came from and a general description of the contents. It doesn’t have to be very detailed; you can write “Kitchen – Plates and Cutlery.” This will make things much easier when you arrive at your new home and start to unpack everything. You will know which box goes to which room or area of the house. When you have finished unpacking one room, you can move on to the next, working your way through your home or office until everything is all packed.

Loading Your Possessions

Finally, the moment has come, and Moving Day has arrived. Good thing you were able to pack up weeks or days ahead!

When you have finished packing up each room, you will need to start loading your possessions into your truck or shipping container. You will want to make sure that you spread the load evenly across the truck’s floor and also ensure that everything is tied down properly to prevent it from moving during transit.

When loading heavier things, pick up things correctly, keeping your back straight. Squat then grip the box or item. Then stand up and lift the box or object, keeping your back straight and using your leg power to rise. Do this to avoid back injuries; if you end up hurting your back during your move, it could turn into a long and painful exercise! A good idea is to wear a support for your back which will help to prevent any injuries.

When everything is loaded and securely fastened down, it is time to say goodbye to your old home and begin the journey to pastures new. The time that you have spent preparing your move will show when you come to unpack in your new home and go through the entire process again but in reverse. Before you know it, you will be all settled down in your new home with your feet up, relaxing, and enjoying a nice drink!
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