Sorting, getting rid of, and packing for a move are without a doubt the most time-consuming parts of the process. Even if you obtain movers to pack for you, you should still earmark quite a bit of time so you will have everything ready to box in Little Rock. The narratives you hear about professional packers wrapping full ashtrays or empty pop cans are probably true—they are not there to judge, but to wrap and box everything in the house.
You've got at least twice as much stuff as you think you do…if you're conservative. Lots of people are aghast at the amount of possessions they have, and at the utter volume of complete junk they have hanging around. Yes, you're going to sort through all the old stuff you don't want or need, or at least you have great plans to trash and donate-for a week. Ultimately, it has all got to go, and letting the pros do the packing does give you more time to separate trash from treasure.
The big advantage of hiring your local movers in Little Rock to box 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 items stay in one piece. Did you know, for instance, to twist a bit of paper around the handle of a mug? Did you know NOT to wrap something breakable too tightly? OR to remember to take the bulbs out of all the lamps?
They also are trained on how to pack the boxes so they are as easy as possible to move, so that heavy things are in small boxes and you will have a couple of large boxes that weigh about a pound—that's where the lampshades are.
Disassembly and Assembly--Worse Than Christmas Morning
Movers also know how to disassemble stuff that comes apart--without damaging your furniture. So much modern furniture is simple to move because, for example, legs come off coffee tables, but having the proper tools and knowledge of 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 case 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 defeated tears when he goes after it with a screwdriver and a hammer, but a guy who takes them apart every day does the job swiftly and knows to keep all the little parts in one place so that he can put it back together again without numerous trips to the hardware store.
Loading and Unloading in Little Rock
If packing boxes is an art form, loading a truck full of furniture, appliances and household goods is graduate-level engineering. Having the right truck is imperative--and you have large, heavy stuff, a van or small pick-up truck isn't going to work. A DIY move commonly goes amiss when the actual move is happening—lots of people don't have the supplies to keep their things safe in the truck. You will need moving blankets for all the furniture, shrink wrap to keep the blankets in place, crates for big mirrors and art, lots of straps to keep things from shifting in the truck, dollies for appliances and big things--the list goes on. What you will not get, unless you have experienced pros, is how to load--the right weight distribution is vital since these trucks have to navigate traffic and you can bet that, if not braced properly, the load will shift, when the driver brakes.