Packing your Possessions
If you have no time to pack, that’s not a problem. Reputable furniture removalists can be hired to do that. Will they take as much care as you? It depends on how explicit their instructions are. Will it cost more? Yes, of course. You pay for their time and the packing materials they will use.
Large electronic items, like that 6 foot LED TV, will be padded with blankets. It’s not a bad idea to have your breakables packed by professionals. If you opt for that, then you only have to pack your clothes, linen, personal items and books.
Clothing and Wardrobes Alternative
If you have freestanding wardrobes, it’s possible to leave your clothes in there as long as the weight is not too great to move safely. Same goes for dressers. If you decide with the removalists that this can be done, lock the doors and drawers, and tape or put rope around them so that doors and drawers don’t open causing damage during the transport. If you use rope, place cardboard at the corners to prevent the rope marking the timber.
Stop Damage to your valuables
It’s a natural thought that something will break during a move. There are steps though that can be taken to avoid this.
How do you cope with extreme cold or heat? Somehow, it seems easier to get warm in the winter than it does to get cool when the weather is extremely hot. In winter you can rug up in multiple warm layers, exercise to get warm or switch on the heater – or all three. But when the temperature is soaring and you wear minimal clothing you can still feel uncomfortably hot and sweaty unless you are lucky enough to have efficient air conditioning.
Even wearing all cotton clothing, shorts, tops with spaghetti straps and nothing on your feet it is still hot. When the heat goes on for weeks and months, it can leave you feeling lethargic and unable to be bothered with anything or anyone, especially when the nights are also hot. Hot nights make for restless sleeping – if you can get to sleep at all.
Sometimes, no matter how large a room is, it seems too small. The trouble with a large room is that often it gets stuffed with things that should really not be in it – and that most interior designers like Australian wiz Sam Sorgiovanni would ban. The end result is that there is no room to move around and when you walk in, you can’t wait to get out again. If your bedroom is like that, here are some tips to make it seem larger.
- Make sure the wall colours are light. Dark colours make a room seem really small and dim. Light colours reflect the light and make it seem larger. Note: light doesn’t mean neutral, even though those shades are usually light. You can have light aqua, light green, light yellow or light-almost-anything to get a larger effect.