Moving Across the Country: The Benefits of Backloading

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Moving Across the Country: The Benefits of Backloading

When I was offered a new job in Perth, I had to relocate my life from Brisbane. I had no idea how I was going to ship all my things across Australia. I considered hiring a van and doing it myself, but driving thousands of miles and then starting work when I arrived just didn't appeal to me. I looked into using a moving company, but I was put off a little by the cost. It was then my friend mentioned backloading. Backloading allowed me to haul my things across the country on trucks which were returning from another job. This drastically reduced the cost. I am now settled in Perth, but I wanted to start this blog to help others who need to store or move the things they own.

Why Use Furniture Sliders When You Move?

Moving furniture is one of the hardest jobs when you move, especially if you have a lot of heavy or large objects to deal with. It may help to use furniture sliders during this process. How do these devices work and what are the benefits of using them?

What Is a Furniture Slider? 

Furniture sliders are pieces or strips of plastic or foam. You put one or more sliders under a piece of furniture when you want to move it. Once the furniture is on the slider, you can push or pull it to move it along. It slides along the material.

In some cases, the slider itself moves with the furniture. In others, the slider stays in place on the floor. Once you reach the end of it, you take it out. You then put it under the front of the piece again and carry on sliding.

Why Use Furniture Sliders?

If you have a lot of heavy or large pieces of furniture, then you might not be able to move them on your own. You may need a lot of help. If you use sliders, then this becomes a much easier job. You won't have any sustained heavy lifting to do.

The simple pull-push operation also protects your body. Lifting heavy or large items can be hazardous. You could strain your back or put it out, for example. Dropping something on your foot could see you taking a trip to the hospital rather than to your new home.

Furniture sliders also help you protect your floors from damage. If something is too heavy to lift so you have to push it along, or if you have to keep putting it down to have a rest, then your floors could suffer.

A heavy piece could scratch a wooden floor or scrape the pile of a carpet if there isn't anything between the furniture and the flooring. If you push a wardrobe or a cabinet across carpet, then they could take the carpet with them, pulling it up as they go.

Furniture sliders work as a protective layer. They give the furniture something to move along so that it can't damage your floors.

If you have a lot of large or heavy pieces of furniture to move and you aren't sure how to get them out of your home and into your new one, then talk to local furniture removal companies. Removalists can do all the hard work for you so you won't need to worry about hurting yourself or your floors.