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Moving to a new place sounds exciting, and it is. Unfortunately, there are various aspects of shifting house that is pretty mundane, and even unpleasant. What felt like an easy process, in the beginning, can quickly turn into an ordeal, and moving boxes and packing supplies quickly gets old. 

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When moving to a new house, furnishing the brand-new space with new items sounds like a great plan. Moving old furniture to the new place, on the other hand, instantly gives your new home that “old house” vibe. Not to mention, packing, loading and unpacking furniture – particularly the larger items – would require significant time, money, and effort. But how do you get rid of old furniture? So, how to get rid of furniture when moving? Keep reading to find out. Sell It What to do with old furniture? Old, unwanted furniture can be sold in the used market. […]

A bunch of boxes for moving

If you’re moving house, chances are that it’ll involve hiring a furniture removalist company. The problem is, not all removalists are created equal. Just like not all house loans are equal, and some times you are better off switching home loans. The same might be true for your choice of a removalist! Here’s a rundown on how to pick the best removalists in Sydney for home moves. Read reviews and ratings I can tell you that reviews from past customers tell you a lot about a removalist company. Generally speaking, the more positive reviews a company has, the more effective […]

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House hunting can be one of the most exciting, but also the most stressful, times in your life. It is a chance to embrace new home designs, to make a major life investment and to start afresh. But buying a house also comes with major decisions and a lot of new responsibilities. Whether you have been house hunting in Australia for a while, or you are just beginning your search for a new home in Sydney now that the New Year has come around, we’ve got some tips when moving, to help make it easier for you:   1. What […]

a person checking a box from a moving checklist

Moving into a new house can be stressful, especially when it comes to deciding what to buy. You may end up buying doubles of everything and forgetting certain household essentials. Luckily, we have a convenient list of five of the most important things you should buy to make your new house a home.  1. Furniture You may be familiar with the big furniture stores. But, there are many good ways of finding great quality furniture at affordable prices. You should use online marketplaces such as eBay or Gumtree. These websites will comfortably help you find those one-off bargains.  2. Cleaning […]

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Moving out of your parent’s house for the first time can be pretty intimidating. You’ll be taking on new responsibilities. There are probably feeling a mixture of both stress and excitement for the freedom that comes with it. To help you with this next chapter in your life, here are the three most important things to consider when you are moving out of home for the first time.   1. Is Now The Right Time?   There are plenty of factors that go into figuring out if now is the right time for you to move. What age should you […]

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Before a house move, one of the most time-consuming, tiring, and stressful tasks is packing. You need to sort your possessions, declutter, and prepare your packing materials. This includes cartons, packing tape, packing peanuts, bubble wrap, packing paper, box cutters, and markers. While the uses of these different packing supplies are clear-cut, some people get a little lost when it comes to packing paper and bubble wrap. Can one be used as a substitute for the other? Is bubble wrap better than packing paper? To answer these questions, let’s take a closer look at each packing material: Bubble wrap   You […]

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Your favourite family photo, that set of chinaware and crystal that you received as a wedding gift, the living room lamps that were passed down to you from your grandmother – everybody has an item or two (or more) that are fragile. And in a move, these have to go, too, but they require some extra care to make sure they get to your final destination in one piece. But when the talk of moving houses creeps in, you might find yourself stumped by the question, “How do I pack the fragile items safely?” Preventing tragedies while moving is really […]

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Moving day can be an exciting time. There’s your new place, new neighbourhood, and new goals to look forward to. However, before you can start delighting in decorating your new home, there are a couple of hurdles you need to overcome first – the most time-consuming and stressful of which is packing. It also doesn’t help that packing different items requires a variation in packing techniques. For example, you would need to take different levels of care in packing, say, books and electronic gadgets. Packing rare, fragile china is even more challenging, though. And it would be so much easier if you […]

bubble-wrap

Bubble wrap is a durable, reusable and versatile packing material. It has been in use for decades in different industries for their packing and shipping requirements. People who are moving house also use bubble wrap to secure and protect their fragile possessions. However, since bubble wrap is made of plastic, it is not biodegradable and continues to contribute to environmental pollution. To reduce the amount of plastic waste contributed by bubble wrap use, here are eight eco-friendly alternatives to bubble wrap. 1. HexcelWrap HexcelWrap is a branded paper alternative to bubble wrap. It’s a biodegradable, compostable, recyclable packing solution that’s […]