Blogs for June 2014

4 tips for moving your South Shore furniture

You’re planning to move soon, but you can’t afford to hire professionals on your budget? Saving money by doing the work yourself is a good idea, but you mustn’t let the move jeopardize your goods or endanger your health. If you’re concerned about the prospect of having to transport furniture on your own, here are 4 tips that could spare you worries… and backaches.





1.       Take a strategic approach:

First evaluate the route you will have to take and make sure all the furniture to be moved will pass freely through the hallways and door frames. Don’t forget that it’s sometimes easier to move furniture when it’s vertical instead of horizontal! If you choose to drag your furniture along the floor, place a cover underneath first to protect your floor. You can also use Magic Sliders, which do the job very well.

2.       Lighten and secure the load:

Empty the furniture completely and remove the parts that come out easily, such as the drawers and removable shelves. For cabinet doors, strap the unit to prevent it from opening during moves. It would also be a good idea to use zip bags to store hardware. To avoid having to search for the zip bag, simply tape it to the part concerned (on the unexposed surfaces to avoid damaging the finish).

Do it yourself – Candy cart

Summer is here – the season for block parties, children’s parties, and weddings! Two great projects for this time of year (that are sure to delight your kids as well) involve converting our printer stand on casters (7250-691) into a candy cart or a costume cart.



Candy cart

What you need:
• Our printer stand on casters or a similar piece of furniture you have at home
• Gift wrap or scrapbooking paper, in bright colors (think “circus!”)
• White glue or a hot glue gun
• Paint (in a vibrant color) for the printer stand handle
• Colored ribbons for the pennant string
• 2 long handles
• Large sheets of cardboard, “carton-type” (white is best, but brown will also work)
• Pencils for drawing a logo, or a logo you can print from a website
• Jars and candy
• Decorations that match your taste: Balloons, images, etc.

Here’s the process:

  1.  Pennant string: Cut a series of flags out of the gift wrap or scrapbooking paper, and stick them in a row onto colored ribbons, using white or hot glue. Let the pennant string dry.                                                                                                                  
  2. Colored handle: Take the handle off the piece of furniture you’re using and paint it a bright color that will go with the paper you’ve chosen.