Moving Blog
March 05, 2023

Leave These Things to the Pros When Moving

Getting Ready to MoveBy Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group 

Like you're not stressed enough with your upcoming move, you must figure out the specifics of moving prep—do you do it yourself or have a moving team to do it for you? If you're utilizing a full-service moving company, you will the option of a full-service move--all you need to do is stay out of the way and allow the professional movers to work. In the event you are more the DIY type and contemplating renting a moving truck and counting on buddies, you might want to reconsider that plan.

Besides saving your back and also your friendships, there will be other reasons to work with a moving company to pack as well as haul your belongings. For one thing, these people are professionals and know how to pad and also pack your valuables. They are also insured--if you drop Great-Grandma Bertha's crystal on the sidewalk, it is on you. If the professional mover doesn't get it just right and something breaks, don’t worry—it will be covered.

Is Gym Equipment Really THAT Difficult to Move?

Sounds like a dumb question, right? Wrong.

Should you want to relocate a bulky piece of exercise equipment—such as you got a treadmill for Christmas--and you drop your grip and it falls to the ground, that treadmill likely isn’t going to be uncostly to fix. You probably have got much invested in the gym equipment, so working with a moving company to take things apart and handle them correctly is well worth what you'll spend on professional help.

Art as well as Antiques

If you have any fine art or perhaps antiques, it's a good idea to have them professionally packed and moved. A moving company has the right tools and also knowledge to build custom crates and cartons for strangely shaped items like big mirrors, sculptures, paintings, and the like.

It Ain't Heavy, It's Just a Sleeper Sofa

Okay, you are probably thinking, I have a truck with a lift gate, some dollies, and a bunch of quilts and also packing tape, and my buddies are pretty strong. We can knock this out, no worries. Of course, you can. However is it seriously a smart idea?

Moving that sofa across the room is one thing. Move it out of your residence, across the driveway and into the truck is a completely different project, and unless it is a straight shot from point A to point B, you’ll have to be prepared to “pivot” a few times. Times that couch by chairs, coffee tables, beds, other sofas, and a lawn mower, and that's not worth a cold beer and a pizza.

Moving to The Music

And finally there is the old piano--are you okay moving that? Even an upright weighs about 300 pounds, and a baby grand can be over 1000 pounds. There's close to 18 tons of pressure on the strings--and one might snap quickly if you don't know what you are doing. And also the scratches on a hardwood floor—you must lift it up onto casters or even a piano dolly, so you don't leave gouges in the wood.

String instruments are also breakable and should be moved in their cases. In the event you do not have the case, a professional mover will be able to make a crate for the instrument, and then, they will know precisely where to put it on the moving truck.

Knowing how to pack the moving truck is an art form, and you likely need to leave all your bulky, delicate, and special belongings to the professional movers. However, feel free to pack your own socks.


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