Of course, family and work can both be demanding – and now there’s also the house move to deal with. In order to keep your stress levels in check down the road, it’s well worth taking a few minutes of your precious time to prepare for your move properly.
So give some thought to the following questions:
- How far are you moving?
- What budget is available for the move?
- Does every wardrobe and bookshelf really need to come with you?
- Which items of furniture can be disassembled, and how easily?
- Do you have any helpers to lend a hand?
There’s no need for bad tempers and endless failed attempts when reassembling your dressers and shelf units. Always dismantle your furniture from top to bottom and store small parts such as nuts and bolts in small plastic bags as soon as you start. And label the bags so you can find everything again later on – this ensures that the subsequent reassembly of your furniture is safely “in the bag” (sorry).
In any case, the various elements of your Shuffle contain very few small parts. This is thanks to the compact and flexible design of the modules. Drawers or sideboard compartments are therefore easy to transport from A to B – and without lots of screws, etc.
Assuming your new flat is located a few floors above ground level, you’re about to get a proper workout. After all, your furniture and other belongings won’t carry themselves out of your car or van. However, with Shuffle, narrow stairwells or hallways are nothing to fear – the sub-modules of the Shuffle system are narrow (max. 80 cm wide), so you can carry everything to and fro quickly and easily.
So, once your chosen transport vehicle is packed and the cargo secured, you can finally get underway!
Don’t try to move all your furniture as a single load. Pack your items carefully and avoid stack too many together – especially with wardrobes and shelf components. Take your time and drive gently to prevent your furniture from sliding around. This is the only way to make sure it remains intact!
Adhesive tape, sheets, straps and blankets are your basic equipment at this stage. Pretty soon, you’ll discover that your Shuffle cabinet system can be loaded onto the van easily and in any number of configurations. It will be a piece of cake to arrange your block-shaped Shuffle modules and transport them safely from A to B.
Oh, and another thing: well ahead of your actual moving date, you should give some thought to the parking arrangements at your new residence. This will make unloading a whole lot easier. You could even create your own parking sign for use on arrival.
Now you can start unloading all your Shuffle, sideboard or box-spring modules and transport them inside your new abode.
Allocate your furniture to each of your new rooms as you see fit. If you like, you can divide the Shuffle modules into new, convenient furniture units. It wouldn’t be the first time that a bedside table was reincarnated as a second TV sideboard in its owner’s new living room! Each home offers its own individual scope.
If the aesthetics of your cabinets are also important to you, you’ll be delighted to discover that all Shuffle elements have a uniform depth. This means that no single part of the cabinet is left protruding, thus ensuring a consistent overall appearance.
And, like we said: because you can combine various Shuffle elements from different models to suit your taste, this system works everywhere and anywhere.
We’ll skip the staircase, since you already learned to master it in step three. Unless you’ve hired a removal firm, you and your helpers will not be spared the arduous job of moving the furniture around inside the new property. However, thanks to your exemplary organisation in steps one to three, the job of actually transporting your furniture should be a piece of cake.
Think about where each piece of furniture is going (and how it will get there) before everything is carried into the house. This will save you from exhausting yourselves by needlessly lugging everything to and fro.
Your house move is almost over. When reassembling your furniture, make sure you do so in the right order. Always assemble the frame first and then install the doors. Door handles, drawers, mirrors and clothes rails should be installed last!
Like so much in life, moving is best done as a team. So try to find some helpers – for example, to hold the doors while you screw them in place. If you want to attach the outer walls or the tops and bottoms to the cabinet, check carefully which way round they should go. For the outer elements, this is usually indicated by the pre-drilled holes. With shelves, you can often use both sides – however, check for any colour differences.
You’ll have no such issues with your Shuffle system, since you’ve no doubt moved it as complete modules. So just let your creative juices flow and integrate your Shuffle into your room however you like.
You can also get creative with the interior of your Shuffle modules. For example, you could add our hinged doors with individual handles to your cabinet. After all, only you know which height setting suits you best. Within the spatial limits of your new home, there are no limits to your imagination.