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4 Tips for Moving Furniture
If you’re moving house or you’re just moving a couch from one room to another, it can be a trial to get heavy furniture situated. However, here are some quick and easy ways to move furniture, either on your own or with the help of another person, that won’t leave you injured or exhausted.

When carrying tall items, like a shelving unit or a dresser, it’s certainly awkward to do by yourself. Adding just one more person makes it much easier – and if you tilt the tall item diagonally so one of you is carrying it at the bottom and another at the top, it becomes much more manageable to navigate doors, hallways, and even staircases.

Doorways are the bane of most people when it comes to moving large, oddly-shaped pieces of furniture like easy chairs and couches. In many cases, this requires a three-dimensional approach. Large, overstuffed chairs that are wider than a door frame can be turned on their side and threaded through the doorway by pushing the back of the seat first and then rotating it through the rest of the doorway. Couches and sofas can be fit through the same way, though if your ceiling or door frame is low you’ll have to begin tilting the sofa vertically a few feet from the door to provide yourself some extra clearance.

Meanwhile, all this lifting and hauling can easily tire you out. Worse yet, if you lift wrong you could end up doing damage to your back! That’s why professional removalists often recommend using lifting and moving straps to redistribute the weight of heavy pieces of furniture so the strain is on larger groups of muscles that can more easily withstand the force. Additionally, these straps rely on leverage to make it much easier to lift and carry objects that would otherwise be a pain; many straps are adjustable to some degree in order to accommodate shorter or taller movers and differently-shaped and sized furniture.

Finally, you might not even have to pick up, lift, or carry your furniture at all. Instead, you can simply slide it. There are a plethora of furniture slides available for purchase both online and at brick and mortar home centers. In a pinch you can even improvise a floor slider yourself; scraps of old carpet, towels, bedspreads or sheets, moving blankets, even Frisbees or the covers from plastic containers can do the trick. Use soft, padded ones if you’re moving your furniture over hardwood and hard plastic ones if you’re moving items over carpet.
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Useful packing hacks. 
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Moving into a new neighbourhood can be daunting, even for the best of us. Most of us know the struggles of trying to fit in to a new suburb, so why not help out by welcoming your new neighbours to the neighbourhood? It’s a great way to make them feel more welcome and a chance to make new friends along the way.
https://www.nabo.com.au/blog/article/easy-ways-to-welcome-neighbours-to-your-street

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10 Packing Hacks For Your Next Move.

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How to make packing fun? Use colorful labels!

Although arranging belongings in boxes just so might be an artistic endeavor, for now we’re going to focus on using color-coded labels. They make both unpacking the moving truck and unpacking each box a whole lot easier. You will save a lot of time when you arrive at your new home.

Find colorful stickers…lots of colorful stickers. Make sure they are big enough so you can recognize them at a quick glance. Assign each room in your new home a different color. Perhaps make a key so you don’t forget: a house map showing each room with its corresponding color. Then as you pack, each box or container gets a colored sticker on top and on at least three sides.

If that box of books was in the living room but will be in the family room, use the family room colored sticker.

On moving day, put the correct sticker next to the door for each room. Post the color key map at the front door to help guide your movers on moving day. If some boxes wind up in the wrong room, no biggie, you’ll be able to relocate them easily.
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If you're hiring movers, you should know the type of documents the moving company needs to provide and what each document is for. While contracts can feel a little intimidating, knowing what each means and what you're signing is key to having a successful and smooth move. https://www.thespruce.com/understand-mover-contracts-and-paperwork-2436203
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