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Packing for Moving: 7 Mistakes to Avoid

[caption id="attachment_625" align="alignright" width="300"] Packing for moving[/caption] No matter what advertising blurbs say about removalists taking care of everything while you picnic in the park, packing for moving and storage is a serious business. Here are the six mistakes to avoid. There are more but these are the big ones to watch for. 7 Packing Mistakes and 7 Hot Tips Not Having a Plan – We hear stories each week about folk who make no attempt to prepare for their move day...

Declutter Your Home with Self Storage

Do you remember Parkinson’s Law? It says that work expands to fill the time available for its completion. The same applies to the drawers we keep our socks in and the garages where we used to park our cars. We can move from a cluttered studio flat to a spacious four-bedroom spread but the clutter catches up with us sooner than we think, and it’s time to think about self storage. In fact there could be a number of reasons you suddenly have more stuff or less space for it such as moving in ..

Plumbing Inspections Save $1000’s in Water Damage

Ask any real property specialist, and they will tell you the value of land increases over time, while buildings and structures on it devalue as they deteriorate. That is unless we keep our homes maintained, and upgrade them periodically. [caption id="attachment_611" align="alignright" width="300"] Plumbing Inspection Tips[/caption] This is especially true when it comes to water supply and drainage. Close inspection to the plumbing is essential, as wet areas like kitchens and bathrooms ar..

Choosing a Painter: The Essential Steps

Choosing a painter to do the job can be a wise move even though painting is relaxing. This is despite the fact you may be able to do it cheaper. While DIY may save money, it does take time away from other things you would rather do. Besides, a professional painter works faster which means less disruption for people living in the house. You also do not have to buy expensive brushes and rollers and clean them afterwards. Here is how to go about choosing a painter to do the job. Get Recommendation..

Moving In the Rain: Relocation Tips For Winter Weather

[caption id="attachment_410" align="alignleft" width="300"] Moving in the Rain[/caption] Rain is great under the right circumstances. Tucking up in bed and hearing it on a tin roof is special. It is not the same when you locked your date in, tomorrow is your move day, the clouds are dark and the rain is threatening. It's best to be prepared ahead of time, even if you've hired professional relocation services - here's our relocation tips in case it's raining on your move day. Rainy Relo..

What Types of Carpet Fibres Are There?

There are three main types of pure carpet fibres available in Australia, namely Nylon, Polypropylene, and Wool. There is also a fourth variety being a blend of these. This may turn out more effective depending on the circumstances. Nylon Carpet Fibres Nylon is by far the most popular carpet fibre used today. It’s durable, versatile, and well priced. It can also be dyed to create a wide variety of colours and designs. Because Nylon is so easy to dye, it can be prone to stains. To minimize ..

Carpet Styles To Choose From

There are so many carpet styles to choose from these days that it’s hard to make heads or tails of it all. Each one has its benefits and its downside. Lets take a look at each in detail to see what's best for you Cut Pile Cut pile is created by taking loop pile and trimming the top. This results in a trimmed carpet that has a dense yet soft look and feel. This is one of the most popular carpet styles used in residential housing. Saxony Saxony cut pile carpet is made from two or more fi..

Types Of Flooring: The Ultimate Guide

There are many choices when it comes to types of flooring. Not only are there different kinds. There are also different designs, materials, and colours. Each type of flooring has it’s own characteristics, with it’s own attendant benefits and disadvantages. Choosing Among Types of Flooring The main types of flooring are Timber, Laminate, Carpet, Vinyl, Concrete, and Cork. Within each of these materials are unique colours, designs and styles that all have their own applications. Whe..

Types of Timber Flooring & What’s Best

When it comes to types of timber flooring there are a number of options to consider. These depend on the foundation you’re working with, your budget, and the appearance you want. Each has it’s own unique look and benefits. Let’s examine each. Solid Timber Flooring Traditional boards are types of timber flooring  laid on bearers or joists above the ground. These typically come in 100mm and 150mm widths and various lengths. The standard thickness is 19mm. Thicker timber is available. Sol..