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Moving to a New Home: Preparation and Challenges

Before moving to a new home or office, make sure that you have enought time and resources to do so. You should have atleast 8 weeks to prepare for it. While moving can also be done in a shorter period of time, there are other factors to consider to expedite the process.

MovingHave a moving house checklist to help you through the process. This is available online from great relocation and moving services company like Bill Removalists.

Here are some of the things to consider before you decide on the moving date and contact moving contractors:

1. Estimate Cost
How much are you willing to spend for the relocation? Do you have alloted budget for it? These are just some of the questions you have to ask yourselves. When we say cost, we are not just referring to the rate of your new apartment but the amount you are going to spend during the moving process. List all the possible expenses such as fee for moving services, home repair if necessary, and more.

2. Work Schedule
If you or any of the family member is working, moving might have an impact to their current job. Make sure to consider everyone and take note of their schedule. There might also be upcoming important events so always refer to your calendar and plan everthing caarefully.

3. Movers Availability
Choose a relocation and moving services company that can cover your needs. These professionals can help you move safely and on schedule. They can help you with your furniture and appliances. They have padding, wraps and moving boxes to handle them with care. They can help you dismantle and reassemble your possessions.

It’s easier to figure out the best moving date if you will plan ahead. You can also talk to moving professionals so that they can advise you and help you with your concerns.

Different Ways to Protect Your Furniture

Your furniture is as much an investment as your own house is. It is an extension of your home, and is used every single day and therefore prone to wear and tear. So it is only proper that you give them the proper care they deserve.

Garden Furniture

But what can one do to help prolong your furniture’s durability and overall condition to help keep your furniture looking good as new and last for a long time?

Use Wraps and / or Pads when moving furniture in or out

One easy way of dinging and ruining your furniture is when you move them in our out of your home. It can get caught on walls, doors, and other obstructions and can cause marks and scratches on the wood or leather. For small furniture, use industrial wraps (much like the cling wrap you have in your kitchen). For bigger furniture use pads similar to those you see in the gym to wrap your furniture or the surfaces where you’ll be passing furniture through.

Clean your furniture frequently 

No need to use cleansers or cleaning sprays. Just wipe with a dry rag or dust off your furniture once or twice a week, or more frequently if you can. Once in a while when scuff marks appear or when there’s accidental spillage, you can use a mild cleanser or just a plain wet rag or towel to wipe off, then dry off with a dry towel.

Use furniture covers 

Especially outdoors, it is wise to invest in special patio furniture covers to keep your lawn furniture protected from the heat, rain, and pets. Most patio furniture covers come with garters that ensure a perfect and snug fit to avoid getting blown off by the wind. Think of them as insurance for your outdoors furniture.

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