Wednesday 25 November 2020

How to make moving a pool table a fun hassle-free experience?


Are you shifting to a new home? Then you may be planning to pack up and move your pool table along. Ideally, you should always take professional help. But, if you are gung ho about doing it yourself then here are some tips that will come in handy. Let’s delve.

 Get your hands-on the right set of moving tools

Let’s get this straight - moving a pool table is no joke.

So, first things first – if you are going to move a pool table without a pair of expert hands then you need to gather mandatory tools to disassemble your pool table. You can begin with getting the toolbox which would include a power drill, tapes, a screwdriver, a good quality socket wrench, and lots of thick moving blankets to provide protection and padding to the pool table.

Critical tip: The last thing you want to happen is finding yourself tearing your hair out over mismatched or lost bits and pieces of your pool table. To avoid this mess always label every part. We recommend you to have lots of labelled sleeves handy in which you can drop the parts of your pool table.


It’s important to measure the length and breadth of your home’s doorways (or whichever place your pool table is going to pass through).


Pro tips –

Before you disassemble and move a pool table, estimate the amount of space you’re going to need for moving a pool table without rendering any damage to it.

Utilise a measuring tape to calculate the dimensions of the doorway, hall, stairway – every path that is going to be a part of your pool table maneuver.

This step is critical to move a pool table safely out of its current place to its new space.

Don’t forget to make sure the new place where your pool table is going to be moved has enough room to hold the pool table.


Bonus tip-

Before you move a pool table, cover its edges with foam or cloth padding. This will keep the edges from scratching and scraping the surface of doors and walls.

What all to disassemble before moving a pool table?

If you’re thinking to move a pool table intact forget it – especially if you’re going to move it to a distant location. Even if you’re moving a pool table a few blocks away, it’s much easier (and safer) to shift the pool table only after disassembling it.


Pro tip-

Follow the steps of pool table disassembly (to a tee) in the manufacturer’s instruction manual. After reaching the new location the same manual will help you to reassemble your pool table without damaging it if you follow the instructions judiciously.



Last but not least, when in doubt, reach out to a professional moving company that will ensure your pool table stays intact from the moment it steps out of your old place till it lands in its new home. Remember, pool tables are complex structures that require an old hand and a methodical mind to carry out their safe maneuver. So if you’re not sure then it’s better to not attempt to move it only to find it in shambles. Expert help always saves the day!

Wednesday 18 November 2020

Great tips for dreamlike attic conversions


Attics don’t get a lot of attention. Often stacked up with just-in-case paraphernalia that hasn’t (and may not see) seen the light of day for decades. However, it is a space that is ripe for renovation and conversion. Here are some easy yet effective tips to clear your attic of clutter and turn it into a multi-use, mesmerising space. Let’s delve.


Various options

The idea of attic conversions is a great way to add an extra room, be it for another cozy little bedroom, a bathroom, an office, or a playhouse.


Are there any obstacles?

Look at hurdles like a water reservoir or a chimney installation that might need to be dealt with or rather moved. Then, check the roof – is it designed in such a way that it limits vertical room around the space thus calling for a roof revamp? If yes then make sure the roof is weatherproof and properly insulated.


Bedrooms make for great attic conversions

Use space around your attic to turn into a bedroom – it’s a highly popular idea! Can there be a better way to add value to your house and that useful extra space all at once?


Pro tips –

Take extra care when choosing the blinds when using the space in your attic to create a bedroom. You want to choose one which prevents light from seeping in from the windows of the roof as the light can be bright enough to wake you up from a sound sleep - you don’t want to be alarmed at the crack of dawn – do you?

You can choose from a variety of options when it comes to blinds for the windows of the roof — but considering it is a bedroom, you must go for a blackout blind – it will keep light from permeating through the sides.

Who doesn’t like extra clothes storage? As you go about attic conversions, use space to get yourself some extra freestanding (which means not attached to or supported by another structure) closets and shelves!


Can a bathroom be one of the great attics conversions?

Absolutely! It stacks up against all the more so as an extra bathroom in the attic means another private space of retreat where you can rejuvenate and get away from daily humdrum or din and wash away those blues - as you please! To top it off, an attic bathroom doesn’t need much space.

Having said that, you must ensure there is sufficient headroom though. You don’t want to bang your head as you rejoice in joy standing (or dancing) in the bathtub.


Escape to your private living den

Do you want to have the perfect retreat in your house? Make it a part of your attic conversions. You will never regret converting a part of your attic into a privy place for yourself far away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Even if we all like to socialise we do need time by ourselves to recharge – so this little byproduct of attic conversions will go a long way in rejuvenating you.


Pro tip-

Keep it casual by adding a classic sofa coupled with a mismatched easy chair that has neutral colours. Top it off with a pouf and rug and voila! Your private den is all set to tuck you (and your loved one) in!

Wednesday 11 November 2020

How To Store Comic Book Collection Like A Pro

 Comic books: They are as much about hoarding as they are about paging through. But how do you amass a comic book collection without it spiralling into a giant mess? Is it possible to be tidy and nerdy all at once without breaking the bank? Yes, it is! We have some good news for you in the form of a quick but proven list of tips to help you store comic book collection like a superman. Read on!

Store comic book collection the right way

Storing comic books is not rocket science. It’s just common sense – which is hard to come by. 

Firstly, you should treat your comics with respect – file them neatly in a spacious cardboard box or container which is sold for this very purpose. 

Then tuck the loaded box away in a place that is dry and relatively climate-controlled. No no, don’t throw a wobbly here trying to imagine paging through weather-intensive articles. Climate-controlled simply means that you need to store comic book collection in a space that doesn’t have extreme heat or humid conditions. Or in other words, the natural environment that is conducive for human habitation is perfect for storing comic books. And no amount of cold weather is a bother for your dearest comic books. 

Looking for a special place to store comic book collection? Nothing like that exists and is ever required! Just empty up the back shelf of your closet and voila! You have a better than the perfect place for long-term storage of your comics! 

How to store?

Now that you know where to store comes the next step in storing comic book collection in the safest way – how to store?

Needless to say, it is always recommended to store comic book collection off the ground. In this way, the comics are less prone to the dangers of leaks and spills and various other accidents. 

Remember that a big box loaded with comics can be quite heavy. So be mindful of the shelf capacity (and the storage location) and the person (or yourself) who is going to lift the box to pull out the comics to read. 

Pro tip – Just do this one thing always - Keep your comic books in a place that will be easily accessible whenever you want to page through the awesome literature. If you want to flaunt your comic book collection then use polybag slipcovers. They will keep your comics protected against dust that can take away the charm of your comics once they settle onto them. Besides, keep your comics away from direct sunlight exposure and they will get along just fine. 

Mylar sleeves 

If you haven’t heard of them or used them yet then know that they are the best bags available out there to store comic book collections. It’s because they cut down on the quantity of air that can get in touch with the comic and cause its papers to turn yellow, yellow, dirty fellow! Besides, mylar bags or sleeves are not as fragile as other types of comic plastic sleeves. While mylar sleeves cost significantly more than other plastic bags, with the extra protection that they offer they’re is well worth your time and investment.

Wednesday 4 November 2020

Easy Tips To Store China Wares In A Safe Manner So That It Lasts Long


If you’re one of those looking to store the delicate new china that you have bought for the holidays, or perhaps inherited from your grandmother’s vintage china wares, here are some simple, yet effective tips to store china wares in a way that they’re safely tucked into their safest storage homes. Let’s delve.

Wrap them up

It’s important to store china wares in plastic wrap to thwart damage. So after you hand wash your china items, wrap them up in plastic sheets.

Pro tip – Remember to wrap small stacks of plates or bowls or whatever you have instead of larger collections in one pile. Don’t stack up more than 12 plates on top of one another. You will see if you pack more there are chances that some of them (especially the one in the middle) may get snapped. You don’t want that to happen!

Why wrap?

Wrapping up the chinaware in plastic creates space and a certain kind of air pocket above the plate. So the plate on top of it rests on the air pocket instead of lugging its weight on the plate below.

Store china wares vertically

Are you planning to store your china wares on shelves? Then you must invest in good quality shelves that will allow the china wares to stay sturdy. Cheaper shelves won’t hold up neat as china weighs down a lot once stacked up. We recommend you store china wares vertically as that way they will be less prone to break under pressure due to sudden jerks and shakes.

Store china wares on their sides

Placing china wares particularly plates and bowls on their sides is the safest way to store them. It’s because the edges of the plates are made in such a way that they are usually sturdier than their centers. The same bears true for china bowl too, but you will want to use that extra padding wrapped around them so they don’t bump against the walls inside the container.

How to store china wares - teacups and glassware

What’s more happening than a tea party with vintage chinaware?!

So, if you’re a tea lover and love collecting china teacups, here’s a great tip to keep those delicate glasses protected against damage via long-term storage in caddies. Yes, you heard it right – those to-go small beverage storage containers – typically one with divisions. You can easily get these caddies at any fast food joint- and trust us – it’s a cheap (but effective and absolutely safe) way to store china wares! They hold teacups safely inside the crates.

Having said that, if you are looking to store your china teacups in a way that you want to use them often then we recommend you to invest in a good quality glassware rack or a closed cupboard. It will keep the dust particles (which usually build quickly) off of your chinaware.

Some concluding bonus tips!

The rule of thumb to consider when storing chinaware or for that matter any item is that the heavier the thing, the smaller the container it should go in.

You should upgrade your storage space from a cardboard box to a plastic container. Not only does it protect items against water damage, but also lasts for years to come.