DIYing Your Move to Houston? Leave These Things to the Pros

Moving to a new homeBy Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group 

As if you're not distressed enough with your impending move, you need to think about the logistics of moving prep--do you do it yourself, or work with a professional crew to do it for you? If you're using a full-service moving company, there is the option of a full-service move--all you have to do is get out of the way and let the professional movers in Houston do their thing. If you are more the DIY kind and intending on reserving a moving truck and counting on friends, you may need to reexamine that strategy.
 

Apart from saving your back, along with your friendships, there's some other reasons to employ a moving company to pack and transport your household goods. To begin with, these people are pros and realize how to pad and pack your possessions. They're also insured--if you drop Great-Aunt Edna's crystal on the driveway, it's on you. If your professional mover in Houston doesn't get it precisely right and things break, no problem--it will be covered.

What is Considered Truly More Complicated to move? Fitness Equipment or Fine China?

Seems like a foolish question, right? Wrong.

In the event you pack a carton of china and wrap all of it adequately, chances are good that it's going to endure some bumps and maybe even a small drop. If you try to move a large piece of workout equipment--say you received a Peloton for Christmas--and you lose your hold and it falls to the ground, that bike is likely to fare worse than the small carton. You can purchase replacement plates on eBay, however replacing the Peloton isn't going to be inexpensive.

You've got a lot put in your exercise equipment, therefore hiring a moving company to take things apart and move them accurately is truly worth what you will expend on professional help.

Art and Antiques

If you have any fine art or antiques, it's worthwhile to get them skillfully packed and moved. These items are generally protected on a rider which is outside of your fundamental homeowner's policy--look at the fine print regarding moving. There might be a clause that you need to make use of professionals for insurance to be effective.

Another reason to use a moving company in Houston to deal with your fine pieces is that they have the tools and know-how to build custom crates and boxes for unusually shaped things like sizeable mirrors, statues, works of art, and so forth.

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

Ok, you're thinking, I have got a moving van with a lift gate, several hand trucks, plus a lot of blankets and tape, and my buds happen to be strong guys. We can do this, no trouble. Surely, it is possible to. However will it be really a great idea?

Moving that sofa around the room is one thing. Move it out of the property, across the driveway and within the moving truck can be a totally different endeavor, and except if it's a straight flat line from point A to point B, it is going to take up a lot of the clock. Multiply that sofa by recliners, dining tables, beds, additional sofas, and a mower, and that is not worth a cold soda and a pizza.

Moving to The Music

Then there's the terrifying piano--are you at ease moving that? In fact an upright weighs in at about 300 pounds, and a baby grand is usually above 1000 pounds. There is near to 18 tons of pressure on the strings--and one may snap before you know it if you do not know what you're doing. Let alone the scrapes on a hardwood floor--you've got to boost it up onto casters or perhaps a piano dolly, so that you don't leave gouges in the wood.

Stringed instruments are also sensitive and need to be moved in their cases. If you don't have the case, an expert will be able to fashion a crate for the musical instrument, encapsulate it delicately in bubble wrap, and then, they understand specifically where to put it in the truck.

Understanding how to pack the moving van is an art form, and you should leave all your heavy, fragile, and unique items to the professional movers in Houston. However, go ahead and pack your own shoes.

 

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