17 June 2013
Moving Materials you May Need
It is often hard to know the ins and out of moving house as a beginner. There will be parts of the move that you just are not prepared for, that will make things seem a lot harder than they really need to be. Getting to grips with the tool kit of sorts that you need to make your move a success is a good way to prepare yourself against the issues that you will come up against whilst moving house. You will find that there are tons of things that come up that you would not expect, many of which are the expertise of the removals company, which you may or may not be using. Either way, you will need to be prepared, so we will list you a few items that you may not have expected to need during the move that are certainly useful in certain situations!First off, packing materials. I’m sure you’re all prepared with bubble wrap, boxes and packing tape, but do you have enough? It is best to have too many boxes for sure, as there are always little bits and pieces that you will need to chuck into a container at the last minute, like a pair of shoes or two that you hadn’t seen, or the kettle, which you kept out to make the removals men a cup of tea on the day. It is also imperative that you get an extra roll of packing tape, as this always disappears much more quickly than we may expect, and always ends at the worst possible minute, when you don’t have the time to be going to the shops to get more! Having packing tape around the house is no bad thing, so it’s not like you’ll suffer that much from over ordering, even if you do not use it all up. Getting a packing tape dispenser is a great way to make packing that little bit easier. They cost less than twenty quid, and will prevent you from fiddling with tape the whole time, trying to find the end and having to bite the strips off. This speed and ease is great if you have loads and loads of boxes to pack, so give it some thought. You should not use too much bubble wrap, as it is extremely bad for the environment, and will often mean that you over wrap, which can lead to wasting space in the boxes. Using recycled newspapers and tissue is a much greener way of protecting your things, whilst also giving the safe level of safety as bubble wrap in most cases.Items like side boards and wardrobes may need moving around the house in the lead up to the move, when you do not have anyone around who can help you out. A sack barrow should give you a little more maneuverability in most cases, which can be a god send when you’re stuck by yourself! If you are using one on your own however, be sure not to overstretch yourself, as this will often result in injury, and if you are actually on your own, then you may not have anyone to call an ambulance or help you out.A large piece of cardboard will always be useful when pushing things through tight spaces, as a protector of paintwork. Plastic sheeting for putting down on carpets will also protect your floors from getting muddy, as it is often dangerous to move large and heavy items with no shoes on!