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Moving Large or Awkward Items?

Friday, February 6th, 2015

Most household items are easy to pack and stack in nice neat boxes. Clothes, crockery, books, pillows – they all can be placed in bags or boxes with ease. But what about those awkward items such as coffee machines, fish tanks, mirrors, TV’s, exercise bikes or wine collections? Large or bulky items are a bother to wrap and relocate. Even if you want to do most of the move yourself it is best to get a professional removal team in for big, heavy or breakable items.

NT residents looking to move have a range of removalist companies to choose from. Arbon’s Removals & Storage are the specialists in awkward and heavy removal jobs and provide relocation for local, interstate and global moves.

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As well as offering services for packing and moving your items, Arbon’s Removals & Storage also provide tips on how best to deal with particularly large and awkward items.

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Still want to go it alone?

If you decide you want to try move your own items to save on costs, make sure you are prepared for some heavy lifting, to buy materials and to hire a truck or trailer.

The weeks leading up to a move you can start collecting boxes, bubble wrap and readying blankets and towels to protect your items or you can buy boxes and packing materials from Arbon’s Removals And Storage or another removal company in the Northern Territory.

Professional packing materials are guaranteed to protect your items during a move and are abundant. Turn away from the old newspaper and dodgy boxes and opt for professional cartons, bubble wrap, plastic coverings, tarp, boxes, pillows and labelling.

When wrapping yourself take extra care to wrap and cover any edges. Desks, sofas and whitegoods can get dinted and scuffed if exposed.

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Lift with care.

Moving home can be a stressful and rushed procedure but safety should never be rushed. Professional movers have been taught to lift and carry heavy awkward items and follow OH & S standards. They also have machinery to help load and unload possessions into trucks. If you have decided to move heavy or awkward items yourself don’t rush the process.

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Bend your knees to pick heavy items up without rounding or straining your back. The most common injury during a move is a back injury due to people trying to lift with their back. Injuring your back is never a risk you should take – no matter how much you might save.

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Make sure you get help on a move from friends, family or a professional removalist whether you are moving the whole home or just a fridge.

For more advice about packing and moving, or to request a quote for your next move talk to the friendly team at Arbon’s Removals & Storage.

 

Popular Interior Paint Colours for 2014

Wednesday, August 20th, 2014

A fresh lick of paint really revamps a space and brings life to any room.  This seasons colours are beautiful, rich and natural, the amazing hues chosen by designers and painters for this year is a colour palette created by nature.  2014’s colour schemes are derived from the ocean and the forest with cool colours of sky blue and mint green, warm sandy beige’s and browns inspired by drift wood.  The calming seaside colours can be lifted with pinks, whites, yellows or industrial shades.  Here are a few tips on how to use these vogue colours and make them your own.

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Classic.

The ocean hues range from mint green to pale delicate blue to fresh turquoise.  Use these blues to paint the walls and choose cushions and throws in sandy beige and seashell pink.   Use this colour combination in a room full of natural light and lined with windows.  The light and colours will help you to feel like you’re on vacation all year round.

Modern.

Make these natural and neutral colours modern by pairing them with contemporary designs.  A room full of the lively colours inspired by the beach can be striking with industrial metals in rust or dark silver.  This is perfect for a kitchen space.  Paint your cupboards blues or beige’s and invest in a rust coloured bench top to lift the room.  Be inspired by the beach but play with modern elements.

European.

Be inspired by the energy of nature, use bright and friendly colours to accent the walls in the living room, family room or kitchen.  Combine cool teals with rich reds and bright yellows for a touch or European summer.

Cooling.

If you live somewhere too hot you will try anything to stay cool.  Cool yourself down with colours of the sea in any room.   Pick greens and blues of jewel and mint tones.  The calming colours will help feel cool and calm even in the middle of summer.

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Warming.

The tone of the year is ocean, the colour of the year is mellow yellow, these themes combined create a beautiful warming space.  Use yellow in open spaces  to create a fun, fresh and warm space.

Calming.

For the bedroom stick with the beachy colours but add in pastel tones.  Creamy whites, pinks, yellows and greens are light and airy creating a good space to relax and sleep.

Pretty.

For the living room go for beautiful natural colours, stick with filtered blues and  greens but add a splash of lilac for a breath of fresh air.  These colours are timeless and will look beautiful in winter and summer.

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Natural

All the tones for 2014 are neutral but try to stay away from cold hard surfaces which can be common in modern life, look to the woods for warm colours.   Think grey stones, apple green and deer brown.  These colours with pops of blue evoke a wonderful sense of nature, these colours are stylish but ultimately create a comfortable home.

Mud.

Brown colours are beautiful, natural and can be paired with almost any colour.  This years delicately named colour looks beautiful with shades of blue or off black.  Use in the bathroom or kitchen for a striking change.

White.

White is always an easy choice but this year its not for the walls.  Paint walls warm greys or shades of taupe and create a beautiful sun room with white furnishings.

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Ombre.

Ombre colouring has been a popular choice for almost everything over the past 2 years, this year it has reached paint.  Go safe with grey to white or be more bold with red and yellow on walls and furniture.  The ocean wouldn’t be complete without a beautiful sunset.

 

Go for beautiful, warm and natural colours this year and make any living space will like the ocean.