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March 07, 2020

DIYing Your Move to Little Rock? Leave These Things to the Pros

Moving to a new homeBy Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group 

As though you're not distressed enough by the upcoming move, you've got to think about the logistics of moving prep--do you do it by yourself, or work with a professional crew to get it done for you? If you are working with a full-service moving company, you will find the option of a full-service move--all you must do is get out of the road and let the professional movers in Little Rock do their thing. If you're more the DIY type and planning on reserving a moving truck and depending on pals, you may need to reexamine that plan.

Aside from preserving your back, as well as your friendships, there's some other reasons to use a moving company to pack and transport your household items. To begin with, these people are pros and know how to pad and pack your possessions. Also, they are insured--if you drop Great-Aunt Gertrude's crystal on the driveway, it is on you. If the professional mover in Little Rock does not get it precisely right and things break, no problem--it is covered.

What is Truly More Difficult to move? Exercise Equipment or Fine China?

May seem like a foolish question, right? Wrong.

If you pack a carton of china and wrap all of it well, likelihood is fine that it's going to endure a few bumps and maybe even a small drop. If you attempt to move a large piece of fitness equipment--say you received a Peloton for Christmas--and you lose your grip and it tumbles to the floor, that bike is going to fare worse as opposed to the little box. You can get replacement dishes on eBay, but repairing the Peloton isn't going to be inexpensive.

You have got a lot invested in your gym equipment, therefore hiring a moving company to take elements apart and move them appropriately is well worth what you'll expend on professional help.

Artwork and Antiques

If you have any artwork or antiques, it's worthwhile to get them professionally packed and transported. These things are generally covered on a rider that's outside of your standard home policy--check the small print regarding moving. There might well be a condition that you need to use pros for insurance coverage to be effective.

One other reason to employ a moving company in Little Rock to handle your fine pieces is because they have the equipment and know-how to construct custom crates and boxes for oddly shaped things such as larger mirrors, statues, works of art, and the like.

It Ain't Heavy, It's Just a Sleeper Sofa

Okay, you're thinking, I have got a truck with a lift gate, several hand trucks, along with a bunch of blankets as well as tape, and my friends are unquestionably strong folks. We can do this, no trouble. Surely, it is possible to. But is it really a good idea?

Moving that couch around the room is one thing. Move it out of the property, over the driveway and within the moving truck is often a whole different project, and unless it is just a straight flat line from point A to point B, it will consume a lot of the clock. Multiply that couch by bar stools, kitchen tables, mattresses, other sofas, and a garden tractor, and that's not worth a cold beer along with a pizza.

Moving to The Music

Then there exists the terrifying piano--are you comfortable moving that? Even an upright weighs in at about 300 pounds, and a baby grand is easily over 1000 pounds. There's close to 18 tons of force on the strings--and one can snap quickly in the event that you don't know what you're doing. Not to mention the scrapes on a wood floor--you have got to lift it up onto wheels or perhaps a piano dolly, so you will not make gouges in the wood.

Stringed instruments can also be fragile and need to be moved in their cases. Without the case, a specialist will be able to fashion a crate for the musical instrument, encapsulate it gently in bubble wrap, and then, they understand precisely where to set it within the moving van.

Knowing how to pack the truck is an art form, and you ought to leave all your hefty, fragile, and special things to the professional movers in Little Rock. However, feel free to pack your own shoes.


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The Mickelson Family
The Mickelson Family
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Very pleased with the overall respect and care the men gave to my possessions. Even mailing me very quickly the only thing lost in transit. Would recommend to anyone needing a long distant move.
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