Moving the Immovable--What to Move to Houston, And What to Leave Behind

Piano MovingBy Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group 

Lovely piano you have there. It'd be a waste if perhaps anything happened to it. A similar thing may be claimed for your aquarium, your art work, houseplants--even your basement home furnishings--especially when it's time to move.

Most of your household goods and furniture are pretty straight forward, if not simply effortless, to move. You box up most of it, and, equipped with a screwdriver along with a number of additional tools, take apart furniture making it not difficult to load. For the DIY kinds, this may be a great project--until you come to the things which are a bit more of a challenge--like the piano along with the fish tank.

Moving the Immovable


Pianos are among the most difficult things to move. They're good sized and awkward, still in that ungainly cabinet sit the extremely sensitive elements that essentially make the instrument. Have you ever thought about precisely why so many individuals choose to leave a piano at their old residence, or simply give it pretty much at no cost to any home? It's because they're so difficult to move.

An upright or spinet may not be worth the work to relocate, except if it is sentimental. Baby grand sizes and larger are worth it yet demand skilled aid for a successful trip.

Apart from potential harm to the piano itself, there are chances to ruin walls, stairwells, and anyone attempting to move these beasts. A professional moving company may be able to move your piano but will possibly propose a specialty piano mover to do the job. Piano movers may also transport harps, organs, as well as other substantial instruments.

Fine art and Antiques

Your contact at the moving company in Houston will ask about art and collectibles, and highly recommend they pack those things for you. There's lots of expertise involved with packing sensitive belongings for transport, and well worth the fee to be sure your mirrors, artwork, and other valuable items arrive unharmed.

Household furniture

There ought to be a mathematical theory disproving that merely because a furniture piece got into the home, it will come back out. Call it "The Theory of the Pivot"--we all remember the "Friends" episode when they tried to fit a sofa through a stairwell. You can find a couple of issues why your giant furnishings are hard to get out.

If it is made to order, like an entertainment center or even a bar, it probably arrived to the property in sections and was set up within the room. If you possibly could get the carpenter who made the item to take it apart, that is the most suitable choice. Otherwise, speak to your professional movers with regards to taking apart the item and talk about any issue they feel that they could possibly come across.

Basement furnishings are normally difficult to move out. In case you have added a handrail, the passage is even more narrow. Same thing for the stairs--if you've swapped out the carpeting with hardwood, they're going to be slick. Again, for this reason some people merely leave that furniture in the house.

The freezer you've got stashed away down there? It's more than likely the appliance shop sent it--obviously empty--so you will need to clear it out even before you make an effort to move it. Or you might just leave that for the next homeowners, also. Some things simply are not worth the price to move.

What? The Movers Are unable to Move My Houseplants?

No, they are unable to. Federal policies prohibit commercial transport of any living thing--so Goldie the Goldfish will have to ride along with you, wedged in between your ficus trees.


Depending on the timing and duration of your move, an excellent thing to do with your fish tank may be to give it away. Nevertheless, for anyone who is intending to attempt to move the fish, ensure you complete the following.

· Drain the fish tank of most water, keeping ample for the existing bacteria colony to make it through the transit.

· Fill containers with the fish tank water and put the fish in these containers.

· Stabilize them as much as possible--put the containers inside a bin which goes on the floor of the backseat.

· Construct the new tank right away. Float the containers in the fish tank to be sure the fish get used to the different temperature before you release them.

When your aquarium tank is investment-grade, your fish distributor might arrange for the transport of your equipment in addition to fish.


In the event a long-distance move is on your radar, an excellent thing to do could be to give your plants to your neighbors, but in the case you happen to be determined to move them, here's how.

· Repot to plastic pots several weeks before the move

· Move them in your car or truck, or rent a cargo van in case the vehicle's full

· Ensure they don't get too hot in transit

· Put the plastic pots inside your new house for a few weeks while they adapt to the different spot

· Truly reconsider giving them away

And so, get to it--commence packing. Just remember that a few things are best left to a professional mover in Houston--or left altogether.


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