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March 05, 2023

Leave These Things to the Pros When Moving

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

Like you are not stressed enough thinking about your quickly approaching move, you need to figure out the specifics of moving prep—do you do it yourself or find a crew to do it for you? In the event you are working with a full-service moving company in Houston, you should the choice of a full-service move--all you will need to do is keep out of the way and let the professional movers to get the job done. If you are more the DIY type and contemplating renting a moving van and counting on buddies, you may wish to reconsider your plan.

Besides saving your back and also your friendships, there definitely are other reasons to hire a moving company in Houston to pack and transport your household goods. For starters, these people are pros and understand how to pad and also pack your valuables. They're also insured--if you drop Great-Grandma Gertrude's fine china on the sidewalk, it is on you. If your professional mover does not get it exactly right and things break, don’t sweat it—it will be covered.

Is Gym Equipment Really THAT Hard to Move?

Might be a silly question, right? Wrong.

If you want to relocate a heavy piece of exercise equipment—say you received a treadmill for Christmas--and you drop your grip and it slips to the ground, that treadmill probably is not going to be cheap to fix. You've got much invested in your gym equipment, so hiring a moving company in Houston to disassemble as well as transport them using best practices is definitely worth what you'll spend on professional assistance.

Art and Antiques

If you have any fine art or even antiques, it is a good idea to have them professionally packed and moved. A moving company in Houston has the tools as well as expertise to build custom crates and boxes for oddly shaped belongings like large mirrors, sculptures, paintings, and the like.

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

Okay, you're thinking, I have a truck with a ramp, some 4-wheel dollies, and some quilts as well as tape, and my buds are pretty strong. We can get this done, no worries. Of course, you can. But is it truly a wise idea?

Moving that sofa to the other side of the family room is one thing. Move it out of your house, across the driveway and into the moving truck is an entirely different task, and unless it is a straight shot from starting point to end point, you will need to be prepared to “pivot” a couple times. Multiply that sofa by chairs, coffee tables, mattresses, other couches, and a lawn mower, and that’s probably not worth a cold beer and a pizza.

Moving to The Music

Then there's the old piano--are you okay moving it? Even an upright weighs around 300 pounds, and a baby grand is easily over 1000 pounds. There's almost 18 tons of pressure on the piano strings--and one could snap in a second if you do not know what you're doing. Not to mention the scratches on a hardwood floor—you need to lift it up onto casters or a piano dolly, so you do not leave deep scratches in the wood.

String instruments are additionally delicate and should be transported in their cases. When you do not have the case, a professional mover in Houston will be able to create a crate for the instrument, and then, they will know exactly where to put it on the moving truck.

Understanding how to pack the truck is an art form, and you likely need to leave all your bulky, delicate, as well as special belongings to the professional movers in Houston. But, feel free to pack your own socks.


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