By Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group
Like you are not distressed enough by the approaching move, you've got to work out the logistics of moving prep--do you do it by yourself, or work with a professional mover in Dallas to do it for you? If you're using a full-service moving company, you have the choice of a full-service move--all you have to do is get out of the path and let the professional movers in Dallas do their thing. If you are more the Do-it-yourself kind and intending on booking a truck and counting on friends, you may want to reassess that approach.
Apart from protecting your back, as well as your friendships, there's some other reasons to hire a moving company to pack and transport your household possessions. To begin with, these people are professionals and understand how to pad and pack your belongings. They're also insured--if you drop Great-Grandma Edith's crystal on the driveway, it's on you. If your professional mover in Dallas doesn't get it just right and things break, no problem--it will be covered.
What's Truly More Complicated to move? Fitness Equipment or Antique China?
Seems like a idiotic question, correct? Wrong.
If you pack a carton of china and wrap all of it adequately, likelihood is good that it'll survive some bumps and even perhaps a small drop. If you attempt to move a big piece of fitness equipment--say you received a Peloton for Christmas--and you lose your grasp and it slips to the ground, that bike, and possibly your walls and floor, is going to fare worse compared to the small box. You can purchase replacement bowls on eBay, however repairing the Peloton is not going to be cheap, not to mention the expense of fixing the dings in the walls and scuffs on the floor.
You've got a lot invested in your exercise equipment, so working with a moving company to take items apart and move them accurately is truly worth what you will pay for professional help.
Artwork and Antiques
If you have any fine art or collectibles, it is worthwhile to have them professionally packed and moved. These things are generally protected on a rider which is apart from your fundamental homeowner's policy--look at the small print about moving. There may be a condition that you must utilize professionals for coverage to be effective.
Another reason to use a moving company in Dallas to deal with your fine pieces is that they have the tools and know-how to assemble specialized crates and boxes for oddly shaped things like large mirrors, statues, works of art, and the like.
It Ain't Heavy, It is Just a Sleeper Sofa
Okay, you're thinking, I have got a truck with a lift gate, some hand trucks, and a lot of blankets and also tape, and my friends are unquestionably strong fellas. We'll do this, easy. Undoubtedly, you can. However will it be really a great idea?
Moving that couch across the room is one thing. Move it out of the property, across the driveway and in the truck is a whole different undertaking, and unless it's a direct flat line from point A to point B, it will take up a lot of the clock. Multiply that sofa by chairs, kitchen tables, beds, additional couches, and a lawn mower, and that's not worth a cold beer and a pizza.
Moving to The Music
Then there's the dreaded piano--are you at ease moving that? Even an upright piano has a weight of about 300 pounds, and a baby grand is easily over 1000 pounds. There is close to 18 tons of pressure on the strings--and one may snap quickly if you do not know what you are doing. Let alone the scratches on a wood floor--you have got to boost it up onto wheels or possibly a piano dolly, so you will not leave gouges in the wood.
String instruments are also fragile and need to be moved in their cases. If you don't have the case, a specialist could very well create a crate for the instrument, encapsulate it carefully in bubble wrap, and then, they know exactly where to set it within the truck.
Knowing how to pack the moving van is a form of art, and you ought to leave all your heavy, fragile, and awkward-shaped belongings to the professional movers in Dallas. However, feel free to pack your own socks.
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