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

Piano MovingBy Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group 

Lovely piano you've got there. It might be a shame should anything happened to it. The same principle might be said for your aquarium, your fine art, houseplants--even your basement furniture--especially if it is time to move.

Many of your household possessions and home furnishings are simple, if not exactly easy, to move. You box up most of it, and, with a screwdriver plus a couple of other tools, take apart furniture so it is not difficult to load. For the DIY kinds, this can be a fantastic project--until you arrive at the things that are a bit more of a challenge--including the piano as well as the aquarium.

Moving the Immovable

Pianos

Pianos are probably the most difficult things to move. They are good sized in addition to heavy, however in that ungainly cabinet lie the extremely delicate mechanisms that virtually make the instrument. Have you ever thought about the reason why so many people opt to leave a piano at their old house, or offer it basically free of cost to any home? This is because they can be so difficult to move.

An upright or spinet might not be worth the energy to move, except if it is sentimental. Baby grand sizes and larger are worth it yet demand specialized help for a successful trip.

Aside from potential damage to the piano itself, there are additional opportunities to hurt walls, stairwells, and anybody trying to move these beasts. A professional moving company could probably move your piano and may more than likely propose a specialty piano mover to complete the job. Piano movers may also transport harps, organs, as well as other substantial instruments.

Art and Antiques

Your contact at the moving company in Dallas will probably ask about artwork and collectibles, and strongly suggest they pack those items for you. There's lots of craft involved with packing breakable things for transport, and well worth the cost to be sure your mirrors, artwork, as well as other valuables arrive unharmed.

Furniture

There ought to be a math hypothesis disproving that just because a piece of furniture got into your home, it can come back out. Think of it as "The Theory of the Pivot"--we all remember fondly the "Friends" episode when they tried to move a couch through a stairwell. There's a handful of reasons why your giant furniture is hard to get out.

If it's custom, like an entertainment center or a bar, it probably came into the house in sections and was set up in the room. If you possibly could get the carpenter who constructed the piece to take it apart, this provides the best option. In any other case, confer with your professional movers with regards to disassembling the item and explore any risk they feel that they might encounter.

Basement furniture is always difficult to get out. If you have added a handrail, the passage is even more tight. Ditto for the stairs--if you have changed out carpeting with hardwood, they may be slick. Again, for this reason lots of people simply leave that furniture in the residence.

The deep freeze you have stashed away down there? It is most likely the appliance shop brought it--obviously empty--so you will need to clear it out before you even attempt to move it. Or you could just leave that for the next homeowners, too. Some things really will not be worth the expense to move.

What? The Movers Can't Haul My Houseplants?

No, they can't. Government policies restrict commercial transport of any living thing--so Goldie the Goldfish will need to ride together with you, wedged among your ficus bushes.

Aquariums

Based on the timing and duration of your move, the best thing to do with your fish tank could be to give it away. Nevertheless, if you are going to make an effort to move the fish, make sure you carry out the following.

· Empty the container of most water, keeping enough for the established bacteria colony to make it through the journey.

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

· Secure them as much as possible--place the containers in a bin that goes on the floor in the backseat.

· Arrange the new tank without delay. Float the containers in the fish tank to be sure the fish become accustomed to the different temperature before you release them.

When your fish tank is investment-grade, your fish dealer may well arrange the transport of your equipment in addition to fish.

Houseplants

If a long-distance move is on your radar, a good thing to do would be to give your plants to your neighbors, but if you're determined to move them, here's how.

· Repot to plastic pots several weeks ahead of the move

· Move them in your automobile, or book a cargo van in case the vehicle's full

· Be sure they won't get too hot in transit

· Set the plastic pots inside your new home for a couple of weeks whilst they adapt to the new area

· Seriously reevaluate giving them away

So, get to it--start packing. Just remember that a few things are best left to a professional mover in Dallas--or left totally.

 

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