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Your Complete Moving Guide Organising The Move Doing It Yourself If you’re opting to go down the road of DIY, then you’ll need some help with furniture removal. Ask a few friends or family members if they can assist you during a weekend, as extra hands will definitely make the workload a lot lighter! Be sure to offer your helpers food or drink as a way of saying thanks, and offer to return the favour whenever they take on their next move. You’ll also need to organise transport. This might be through a truck rental, ute hire or even a trailer on the back of your personal vehicle. Don’t forget to organise ropes, blankets and ties to ensure that everything stays safe and secure in transit. Before moving items out of the house, ensure all hazards have been identified and removed. This includes items sitting in the doorway, cables running along the floor, children and pets running around and uneven or slippery surfaces. When lifting heavy objects, make sure you’re using the proper technique. Lift with the legs rather than the back, and for bigger items, try to spread the weight evenly across a few people. Use a trolley for extra support when moving refrigerators and other large items. Brought to you by ljhooker.co.nz 9