Internal facelift? Go mobile


Are your floors in need of redoing? Could the internal walls do with a coat of paint but the thought of moving furniture around gives you the shivers? Consider this: you don't have to stash everything in one room, then move it to the next as the work gets completed. You can do it all in one go with a mobile storage unit brought to your property—that stays on your property. That's right, your belongings never leave the joint. Here's three top tips to help you work out exactly how to orchestrate an easy internal makeover. 

1. Move out

Moving out is the number one recommended thing to do by tradespeople when it comes to enhancing internal aesthetics. The good news is that if it's just your walls and floors you want to do, the turnaround time shouldn't be more than two weeks. All you need to do is have your mobile storage unit delivered and clear each room one by one of furniture. Just make sure you pack everything you'll need to take with you; the last thing you'll want to do is rummage around in the unit later. You goal is to lock the unit up and not have to unlock it until the work is completed and you are moving back in. 

2. Order the right sized unit

Getting the size of the mobile storage unit right will save you both money and space. Which rooms of your house are getting a makeover? You only need to empty those. Most of the moving companies have space calculators on their websites so you can determine just exactly what size unit you'll need. For example, the average six-seat dining room table requires about 0.9 of a cubic metre. A three-seater couch requires 1.30 cubic metres and the average desk requires 0.80. 

3. See moving your stuff out as an opportunity to clear junk

Everyone knows that when you move house you can do a cull of anything you no longer need. The same applies here. The extent of the cull is only restricted by the amount of time and effort you dedicate to the project as a whole. Are you planning to buy new furniture to go in your newly freshened up house? Perhaps its just soft furnishings you want to replace such as cushions or new sheet sets? Go through all the old ones and use this time as an opportunity to get rid of the old stuff permanently. 

So if you've had enough of that nasty old carpet, or your walls need brightening (a feature wall of wallpaper is the new thing) get yourself a unit. For more information, contact companies like Dawson Moving


22 April 2016

Storing old books

My dad was a huge collector of old books. He had such a beautiful collection when he passed away, and he left it all to me. I don't have enough space to display them yet, but I do want to hold onto them so that when I have enough space I can set up a library at home and really enjoy them. This blog is all about how to store old books for a long period of time, so that they stay in great condition. I hope it will be useful for other people with big collections of vintage books.