Local Moving Services in Dallas--Worth Every Penny - Part 312/30/2017 Separating, getting rid of, and boxing for a relocation are easily the most long-drawn-out parts of the process. Even if you hire movers to pack for you, you should still allow some time so you will have everything ready to box in Dallas. The tales you hear about professional packers wrapping full ashtrays or empty beer cans are probably true—they are not there to judge, but to wrap and box everything in the house. Packing Boxes You have got at least two times as much stuff as you think you do…if you are conservative. Many people are stunned at the amount of possessions they have, and at the actual volume of complete junk they have hanging around. Sure, you're going to sort through all the old stuff you don't want or need, or at least you have wonderful intentions to dispose of 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 time to separate trash from treasure. The huge advantage of hiring your local movers in Dallas to pack is that they know how to pack--smart packing is artistic. They know how to wrap--paper, bubble, or peanuts--and tape so the fragile things stay in intact. Did you know, for example, to twist a bit of paper around the handle of a mug? Did you know NOT to wrap something fragile too tightly? OR to remember to take the bulbs out of all the lamps? They also are trained on how to pack the boxes with your stuff in them so they are as easy as possible to move, so that heavy things are in small boxes and you will have a couple of giant boxes that weigh about a pound—that is where the pillows are. Disassembly and Assembly--Worse Than Christmas Morning Movers also know how to disassemble everything that comes apart--without denting your furniture. So much modern furniture is easy 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 without issue and one that's a little distorted or wobbly. If you've got antiques or fine art, it's certainly worth it to have experienced professionals who know how to take a tall grandfather clock apart and wrap it--not to mention knowing how and where to secure it on the truck. A child's backyard playset has reduced many a man to frustrated tears when he goes after it with a screwdriver and a hammer, but a guy who takes them apart every day does the job agilely and knows to keep all the nuts and bolts in one place so that he can put it back together again without three trips to the hardware store. Loading and Unloading in Dallas If packing boxes is an art form, loading a moving truck full of furniture, appliances and household goods is graduate-level engineering. Having the proper truck is a must--and you have big, heavy stuff, a van or small pick-up truck is not going to cut it. A DIY move commonly goes off the rails when the actual move is happening—many people don't have the supplies to keep their furniture safe in transit. You'll need moving pads for all the big things, shrink wrap to keep the pads in place, crates for big mirrors and art, lots of tie downs to keep your stuff from shifting, hand trucks for appliances and big things--the list goes on. What you won't get, unless you have experienced pros, is how to load--the right weight distribution is vital since these trucks need to 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.