Follow these steps
Preparation is key to avoid any nasty surprises come moving day. It may sound like a simple thing, but majority of movers skip this step and end up paying for it. Any furniture that is large should be measured. This will allow you to plan ahead and ensure you have the man power it will take to get the furniture out. Three main measurements should be taken including:
- Height: measure from the floor until the highest point. This includes any legs or feet.
- Width: measure the widest point
- Depth: for a couch this would involves measuring from the front to the back of the couch
Measure your space
Once you know the dimensions of your furniture it is time to measure the area you are transporting them through. This may include door frames, hallways, stairwells and other small spaces. Measuring is fairly straight forward with the height and width recorded.
Try different angles
If you have begun to move your furniture and find it is not fitting through door frames, try moving the piece of furniture differently. This could mean angling or standing it on it’s back or side. Couches for example can be stood up on one side, placed on a piece of cardboard and either pushed or pulled through the door frame.
Take it apart
If your furniture is a flat pack brand, consider dismantling it before moving it. This will not only make it easier to carry out of your home, but it will also save you space in the van. Other things to consider are removing legs and feet off couches. Those few centimetres can be all is needed to allow your couch to move through a door-way.
Remove the door
If you are still struggling to fit your furniture through a door-way, consider taking the door off completely. This can easily be done by removing the door from it’s hinges and then placing it back once the move is over. Additionally, if you are really stuck, the doorframe can be removed. This needs to be thought through carefully and done only when you know what you are doing to avoid damage.
Call in the professionals
Sometimes you just need that extra hand from the experienced removalists. Removalists have many years of experience manoeuvring furniture through awkward situations. We have the machinery and man-power needed for those tricky moves. Hoisting through a balcony or window could be a solution to your sticky situation but should only be undertaken by a professional.
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Plants are as fragile as antiques and moving them incorrectly can cause them to become damaged. But plants are also part of the family, they brighten your house and make it more welcoming. It’s important though to consider which plants you will take, and which ones will be safer to be left behind.
Consider prepping your plants before the move
When preparing your plants for moving day consider giving them a prune, removing any dead leaves, pests and weeds. Consider re-potting plants into lighter plastic pots so they are easier to carry.
Research before moving
If you’re moving interstate or overseas check that your plants will be allowed. Sometimes other states and countries will not allow certain species, so always be sure to check before bringing them in. Also check that the removalist company you have chosen allows plants in their trucks. Many companies do not transport plants due to their delicate nature. If this is the case, consider shipping the plant or bringing it in your car with you. Additionally, consider the possibility of leaving your plant behind. Sometimes it can be cheaper and easier to start fresh in your new home.
Move them yourself
If you don’t want to rely on the moving company or shipping them separately isn’t an option, consider moving your plants yourself. Plants are relatively easy to move, as long as you’re prepared, and you treat them like you would a pet, with care. Simply place your pot into some sturdy boxes, stuffing the empty space with paper or bubble wrap. If you’re traveling long distance and spending the night on the road, ensure you bring your plants inside especially in hot or cold temperatures as this can damage fragile plants. Taller plants can be placed on the floor while smaller ones can be placed on the back seat. Ensure you check on them regularly to minimise damage.
How to move outside plants
Outdoor plants can be shipped or transported with you if they are small. If moving an outdoor plant is not an option, consider taking some clippings, so you can plant them in your new garden. Simply place the cutting into some water to ensure it survives the move.
Caring for your plants post move
Moving can be stressful on plants so ensure you are giving them the best start possible in your new house. If you relocated the plants to plastic pots, leave them for at least a week so it can be used to it’s new environment before re-potting. If you’re re-planting outside consider the difference in soils, sunlight and temperature. When you have placed your plant into it’s new environment ensure you give it plenty of water and plant food.