Moving is exciting and challenging for everyone, but if you have allergies, it may be especially challenging for you. Luckily, there are ways to help keep your allergies under control throughout the move and afterward. Here are five tips to consider:
1. Research possible allergens in your new home
The task of controlling your allergies starts even before you pack a single box. When looking at new homes, make sure you keep your allergies in mind. For example, if you look at the home in the winter when the trees aren't blooming, imagine how it will be in the spring when the trees are in full bloom. Also, consider having the new home inspected for mould, and look for places with hardwood floors instead of carpet.
2. Dust everything before packing
As you pack, keep in mind that you don't want to pack a lot of dust or dust mites. As you pack, dust or clean your items (especially the tops of picture frames, books or other items that don't may not get cleaned on a regular basis) before putting them in boxes. Consider having winter clothing and rugs professionally cleaned before packing those items.
3. Cover your furniture for the journey
If you are moving interstate, dust may get kicked up on the long journey, and obviously, you don't want it to find a home in your furniture. If possible, buy plastic dust covers for your furniture, and place these covers on your furniture before it gets loaded into the moving truck. Also consider wrapping duvets and blankets in plastic dust-proof bags before packing them.
4. Talk with the moving company about their moving blankets
If you have skin sensitivities to any detergents, you may want to talk with the moving company about their moving blankets. Moving blankets are basically padded blankets used to protect wood furniture from scratches on the journey. If these blankets are only used on wood furniture, it should not exacerbate your allergies.
However, if these blankets touch any of your upholstered furniture, remnants of detergent may get onto the upholstery and possibly irritate your skin. Although this risk is minimal, if you have severe allergies, you should talk with the moving company about how they use their moving blankets, or you should consider investing in your own moving blankets.
5. Hire professional movers to unpack
Unfortunately, regardless of how much you dust as you pack, your boxes are likely to have some dust in them, especially after an interstate move. Consider having professional movers unpack and dust for you. If the movers don't offer dusting, hire a professional cleaner to help.
For more information, contact a company like Price's Removals.Share
31 March 2015
After my parents passed away I inherited a lot of bulky furniture items that have been in my family for many generations. My current inner city flat is nowhere near big enough for it so I rented out a storage unit. Sometimes I head out to the storage lot just to look through it and remember them. Luckily the furniture has stayed in great condition and one day when I finally get a big family home, I'll be able to have it all on display. I spent a lot of time researching the best way to store vintage furniture long term, and it's all on my site. Enjoy!