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A Guide to DIY Moving

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When you see the high prices that removalists are charging today, it is no wonder than many UK homeowners decide to move themselves. If you have a move coming up and have never considered going down the DIY road, here is a brief guise on how to relocate your home without using a removal company.

The Right Vehicle

Before anything else, you must have access to the right vehicle. Some furniture items cannot be dismantled, and even if they could, you would have to make 20 trips in the car. Fortunately, there is commercial vehicle rental in Melksham where you can hire a truck, and once you have the transport arranged, you can turn your thoughts to packing.

Packing for a Move

If you take a few leaves from the removalist’s book, you will source strong boxes of varying sizes, as well as some labels, which will be used to record the contents of each box. You should pack things by room, and with the room written clearly on the side of the box, unpacking becomes a breeze.

Essential Equipment

Moving requires you have ample supplies of the following:

  • Packing boxes
  • Tape
  • Labels
  • Blankets
  • Bubble wrap
  • Scissors and cutters
  • Thin rope

 Working to a system will make packing much easier, and be very careful with fragile items (use bubble wrap) which can easily be broken in transit.

With a few able bodied gents in your team, the loading and unloading is taken care of, and you can create a checklist that should include everything you need to do.

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