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Some Simple Tips to Keep in Mind When Moving Your Furniture

Booking furniture removals services is seemingly a simple process but there are a few things you need to look into in order to ensure that your move goes as smoothly as possible. For example, you need to notify the Sydney removals company about any special road conditions or conditions of the places that you are moving from or into. For example, do loads limit apply in the part of the streets where you live? Do you live in a high-rise apartment complex where you are probably situated in the top floors? Does your home have a tight or limited access? These little details might seem trivial but they help you avoid lots of misunderstandings later on when you are making the move.

Incorporating these little tips and reminders in your move will help in making the move both simple and comfortable for both you and the moving company. There are certain tips and pieces of advice that may seem obvious but is always the most obvious of things which are ignored or forgotten when one is moving their furniture with the help of Sydney removals services.

Start by organizing yourself

Nothing complex here; just take the good old notebook and a pen and start planning several weeks in advance. This notepad should be kept handy just in case an important on the move thing pops up so that you can notify it fairly quickly before you forget. A notepad is also good for record-keeping letting you know what has been packed where. You can use it in itemizing your stuff when you are packing them into boxes.

If you are packing weeks in advance, make sure you pack only the non-essential items that you are not using on a regular basis so as to avoid inconveniencing everyone in the house. All the essential items in the house should not be packed until a day or two before the move.

Take time to buy all the packing boxes that you will need and other packing materials such as tape, bubble wraps, string or rope and markers. As many Sydney removals companies will advise you, it is better to have these in oversupply rather undersupply. Avoid using newspapers for packing your items as the ink can rub off some of the items you are packing including clothes and removing this can be a bit of a problem. Instead, buy plain packing papers from packing shops or a moving a company.

If you have lots of suitcases, the better. You can use them in packing as many items as you can, particularly your clothes and towels. They are also very easy to stack together. When you are packing your boxes and cartons, watch out not to overfill them with your items. The boxes will have to be lifted by movers and stacked and if they are overfilled, they might burst open or be difficult to move. Pack the boxes in such a way that they are easy to move around. While you should not overfill, make sure you also don’t under-fill the boxes in order to ensure there is no wiggle room inside the boxes. A box that is half-empty is also very likely to collapse.

Other simple and useful tips that you should keep in mind include the following:

  • Ensure you defrost the freezer and fridge a day before you make the move. Weeks leading to the move, try to use up as much as of the perishables as possible.
  • Drain the fridge and washing machine of any water.
  • Dismantle beds and if possible other furniture items that can be easily pieced up together a day or two days before you make the move.
  • Remove all food and pantry from the cupboards and pack them well before you make the move.
  • All liquid items such as paints must be kept in containers which are leak-proof.
  • Clean and drain of fuel all garden tools and machinery which are petrol-driven.
  • Contact your utility suppliers and notify them of your move: These include telephone, gas and electricity suppliers.
  • Cancel all deliveries coming to your existing your home. You can also talk to Australia Post and arrange mail redirecton services for at least 6 months.