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A Geeks Guide to Moving

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32181670-300x300Fus Ro Dah! The power rushes through me and I feel my muscles tightening as I try and lift the sacred box of the Nords into the caravan. I grip the vessel tight and the veins in my neck start to show from the stress. The Iron lady’s stare are like daggers at the back of my head but I tell her that I will be gone before the morn ends.

I am a hero of legend. I will definitely move out before the day ends

For the normal reader, it would seem absurd that a grown man still plays video games, collect comics and figurines. It would also appear ridiculous for anyone to learn Sindarin (The Elvish language from Lord of the Rings) or Klingon but somehow I didn’t get the memo. I am a self-confessed geek who decided to see the world outside and I didn’t just use google earth. It was hard but I managed to survive the experience. Taking the first step to total independence by moving to a new home or a new life maybe a bit daunting, but you know that it’s a step in the right direction.

Packing and storing your entire collection when you move may seem like climbing Mt.Doom but when the time comes that you have to evacuate then knowing the basics would definitely come in handy.

Put your collectibles in a safe storage container:

One-Per-Case-Action-Figure-Storage-GTBAG-GI-Joe-Renegades-30th-Anniversary-Storm-Shadow-7-150x150Plastic bins with a lid that can be latched close are perfect for storing action figures. For figures that are still in the box/ mint condition, it would be advisable to use proper removal boxes to store them. If the packaging of the toys are in themselves fragile then you have the option of covering them with bubble wrap or placing them on a bed of packing peanuts. Don’t forget to store the heavier items at the bottom of the bin and the smaller ones on top, so they don’t get crushed during transport. It’s also a good idea to arrange them by which fandom they are from or the system you plan to display them at your new pad.

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Store your consoles, leads, etc. properly:

Disconnecting your different consoles, computers and other gadgets produces heaps of different wires that need to be packed and stored for your move. It would be easy if you kept the original packaging but if you did not then you can store them in standard sized removal boxes. Use old cardboard tubes you can find from tissue paper/ wrapping paper as a sleeve to ensure that your wires don’t get tangled during the move. You can also write on the tubes so that you can remember from which console they were originally from.

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321818172-300x300For everything else:

Now that we’ve covered the essentials, the rest of your items can be easily stored into a UTE or truck using conventional moving methods. Though if you’re anything like me then chances are you are going to need a lot of friends to help you move. Just in case your D&D guild is busy during the day of your move then hiring a removalist would be your best bet to get everything done. You can hire them to pre-pack your valuables and move your furniture to your new lair. Removalist companies like MiniMovers also offer an oversupply pack that contains most of the items you’d need to move so you don’t have to pause the RPG your playing to go to the store.
Last minute reminders:

No worries, the move will happen without a hitch and your precious horde will be safely transported to your new home. If you have asthma or any other medical condition and you’re planning to help with the move then it would be wise to take your medicine before the move. Take your time and remember that Middle Earth was not made in a day. This is your chance to prove to the world that you’re not only brave and strong in your MMORPG’s. So take the leap and move. Huzzah!