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Three Items That Are Harder to Move than you Think


When moving house there are a lot of things you need to consider and remember to ensure that your move goes as smoothly as possible. However, some things can cause the process of moving to slow down, such as items that are much heavier than you expected. These heavy items become particularly problematic when you have not arranged the appropriate people to help with your move. From people to do the lifting, to van hire, it is important that you move all your items with care and efficiency. Fortunately, Kevin’s Vans provides a man with a van Glasgow can rely on, providing you with both a man for the lifting as well as van hire. We will ensure that your move take place efficiently and with ease.


People often forget quite how heavy house plants are, considering you are essentially moving a large pot of dirt. This can be even more of a challenge if your plant is in a ceramic pot. These plant pots add to the weight of your house plants, and make them even heavier and harder to move. Fortunately, there are a number of things you can do when it comes to moving heavy household plants. Firstly, you can transfer your plant into a plastic container several weeks before your move. This gives the plant time to settle into the container before the big move and makes it somewhat easier to lift and move. However, this often makes little difference to the weight of the plant and the soil, and it can still be a real challenge to move. Luckily, a man and a van can help you when it comes to all aspects of moving house or office, from driving the van to heavy lifting, a man and a van can help you.

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Fish Tanks

Fish tanks are incredibly complicated and challenging to move. Furthermore, many fish do not survive the move due to sloshing and unstable conditions. Fortunately, there are a few things you can do to help your fish move safely to your new home. First of all, you should remove the majority of the water from your fish tank, while leaving some at the bottom of the tank to ensure that the existing bacteria in the water are not completely lost. Secondly, you should put your fish in smaller tanks or bags (with a number of layers) using the water from the fish tank. During the move, you should try and keep the fish as stable as possible to ensure that they survive the move. Finally, once you arrive at your new home, set up the tank as soon as possible. Once the tank has been set up, float the bags or containers in the tank to allow the fish to acclimate to the temperature before releasing them back into the tank.

Art Work

Art work is another item which is particularly tedious to move, particularly when the piece is large or expensive. The best way to move artwork is to put some masking tape across the glass to prevent it from shattering in the move. You should then wrap the picture in newspaper or bubble wrap, then place it in a box with more cushioning. You can use things such as packing peanuts or polystyrene to ensure that your artwork survives your move. Check out our last post for even more expert moving tips.

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Looking for help with your home or office move? Kevin’s Vans provides excellent man and van hire Glasgow can rely on. If you are interested in finding out more about what a man and a van can do for you, then get in touch. We would love to hear from you.

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