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Hello! Welcome to my blog. My name is Danny and I am here to tell you to GET A MOVE ON. I'm not being rude. I am just trying to give you some great tips on how to move your stuff when you need to move house. I have moved house 8 times in the last 4 years, so when it comes to packing, moving and storing stuff, I know a thing or two. I was a complete novice when I started out but having hired some of the best moving and storage contractors in the country, I have learnt from the best. I hope you like my blog.


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Moving with Vinyls: How to Ensure that Your Vinyl Record Collection is Safe When Moving Home

Hazel Bailey

Whether you are a house DJ or an avid collector of classic vinyl records, even seeing one scratch on your precious vinyl records can leave you red in the face. Moving house is one of those events in life that will challenge your ability to keep your records safe from harm. If you own several hundred or even several thousand vinyl records, then your task may seem almost insurmountable.

However, with the right plan and the right tools, moving your record collection to your new house shouldn't be too difficult--or harrowing!

Start with the Right Boxes

To begin with, you'll need to select the right boxes in which to place your records. You need light and sturdy boxes that will provide room for at least 100 records, especially if your collection runs into the thousands. The most obvious place to start with is your local record stores. The chances are that their backrooms are chock full of empty boxes specifically designed to carry records.

You can also use 12-bottle wine boxes to hold your records. Not only are these sturdy, but they are of just the right dimensions to provide a snug fit for your 12"s.

Packing Tight is Right

Once you have your boxes, it's important that you pack your records, in their sleeves, tightly into each box. This stops them from being jostled while you and your removalists are moving them to your new home. However, when using removalists, bear in mind that it is probably a good idea to provide your records with some extra padding just in case.

To provide your records with some extra padding, double box them. Bear in mind that if you pack your own boxes, your records will not be covered by your removalist's liability insurance. In other words, pack them well. Double box and fill in the gaps between the two boxes with peanut foam to provide some shock resistance.

Keep Records out of Direct Sunlight

Whether you are moving on a scorching summer day or a freezing cold day, your records should be safe from warping as long as they are packed tightly. You should also keep them out of direct sunlight. The back of your removalist's moving truck should provide ample protection from the sun but make sure the records are double-boxed with plenty of padding to cope with any bumps in the road.

It doesn't matter if you move 1000 kilometres or 100, as long as your records are packed correctly, you won't be left weeping when it comes to unpacking them at your new home.