Local Moving Services in Houston--Worth Every Penny - Part 312/30/2017 Separating, getting rid of, and boxing for a move are easily the most time-consuming parts of the process. Even if you obtain movers to pack for you, you should still earmark quite a bit of time so you'll have everything ready to box in Houston. The tales you hear about professional packers wrapping full ashtrays or empty pop cans are probably true—they are not there to judge, but to wrap and box everything in sight. Packing Boxes You have got at least twice as much stuff as you imagine you do…if you're conservative. Many people are amazed at the amount of possessions they have, and at the sheer volume of absolute junk they have hanging around. Sure, you're going to get rid of all the old stuff you don't want or need, or at least you have good plans to trash and donate-for a week. Sooner or later, it has all got to go, and letting the pros do the boxing does give you more breathing room to separate trash from treasure. The large advantage of hiring your local movers in Houston to box is that they know how to pack--smart packing is a form of art. They know how to wrap--paper, bubble, or peanuts--and tape so the frail things stay in intact. Did you know, for example, to twist a bit of paper around the handle of a handled mug? Did you know NOT to wrap something breakable too tightly? OR to remember to take the bulbs out of all the lamps? They also are knowledgeable about how to load the boxes so they are as easy as possible to move, so that heavy things are in small boxes and you will have a couple of large boxes that weigh about a pound—that is where the lampshades are. Disassembly and Assembly--Worse Than Christmas Morning Movers also know how to disassemble everything that comes apart--without damaging your furniture. So much modern furniture is simple to move because, for instance, legs come off kitchen tables, but having the right tools and training on how to do it makes the difference in a table that comes back together easy peasy and one that is a little skewed or wobbly. If you've got antiques or fine art, it's certainly worth it to have experienced pros who know how to take a tall grandfather clock apart and wrap it--not to mention knowing how and where to place it on the truck. A child's backyard playset has reduced many a man to defeated tears when he goes after it with a screwdriver and a hammer, but a guy who disassembles them every day does the job quickly and knows to keep all the pieces and parts in one place so that he can put it back together again without numerous trips to the hardware store. Loading and Unloading in Houston If packing boxes is an art form, loading a moving van full of furniture, appliances and household goods is graduate-level engineering. Having the proper truck is a must--and you have big, awkward shaped stuff, a van or small pick-up truck is not going to work. A DIY move lots of times goes off the rails when the actual move is happening—lots of people don't have the supplies to keep their things safe in transit. You'll need moving pads for all the furniture, shrink wrap to keep the pads in place, crates for big mirrors and art, lots of tie downs to keep your stuff from moving around in the truck, dollies for appliances and big items--the list goes on. What you won't get, unless you have experienced pros, is how to load--the right weight distribution is imperative since these trucks must navigate traffic and you can bet that, if not braced properly, the load will shift, when the driver brakes. Check out our blog on Moving Tools or click below to get started on your free local or long distance moving quote.