Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Trove Tuesday - On the Move

The GeniAus family is on the move so I am on the lookout for tips to make the process a little more painful.... Trove to the rescue.

I entered the simple search "Moving house"into the Trove search box to see what I could find.

The first article was a bit blurry so I corrected the text which I will share.

Moving House.
THE problem of "making things flt" when changing houses can be very expensive if some ingenuity is not used by the housewife.
Linoleums that are too small should be treated frankly as squares, the edges trimmed neatly, and a order of enamel given to them as a finish. Such squares look well with a stained wood border.
If it is necessary to cut a seamless carpet, the best plan is to remove à whole length of the border pattern
over-sewing the edges very carefully. Then cut away the length that is re-quired and replace the border neatly.
Stair carpets can be made to look wider by placing under them a strip of felt the width required.
If removing from an old-fashioned house to a modern one and the old-fashioned cornice poles have to give place to an infinite number of short casement rods, a good and cheap de-vice is to buy the required length of electric wiring conduit. This is steel tubing, and is very strong.
In cutting down long curtains a quick way to sew on the seemingly endless small rings (if by chance they
are used to-day) is to do it on the sew-ing machine when sewing the hem. Take a tiny piece of tape about an inch long, fold it in halves and put a ring through the loop thus formed. Tuck the two ends of the tape under the hem and machine them in. Thus for curtains too long.
Those too short can be bordered with contrasting material, and really make the room look nicer than the plain ones.

1929 'Moving House.', Advocate (Burnie, Tas. : 1890 - 1954), 3 January, p. 6. , viewed 28 Mar 2017, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article67790574

1975 'Moving House', The Canberra Times (ACT : 1926 - 1995), 3 October, p. 32. , viewed 28 Mar 2017, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article110660965

1931 'MOVING HOUSE.', The West Australian (Perth, WA : 1879 - 1954), 17 July, p. 4. , viewed 28 Mar 2017, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article32356185
Although some of this advice was given many years ago there is a lot of sense in what has been suggested.


crgalvin said...

Ah, the joys of moving house! Best wishes for the move. The front of my telephone and address book records the addresses and dates of our 21 abodes in our 46 year marriage, a blog post for another day. The carpets, the curtains, the furniture, acquired, altered, discarded and damaged. The endless inventories of goods and chattels by room, by type, by price. Thank goodness for retirement.

Crissouli said...

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Thanks, Chris

Margaret said...

All the best for your move Jill. I can just imagine the boxes and boxes of family history records.


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