By Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group
Lovely piano you've got there. It might be a shame should something happened to it. The same principle can be claimed for your aquarium, your artwork, houseplants--even your basement furniture--specifically when it is time to move.
Many of your household items and pieces of furniture are pretty straight forward, if not exactly effortless, to move. You box up almost all of it, and, armed with a screwdriver and a number of additional tools, take down household furniture making it uncomplicated to load. For the DIY types, this is often a fantastic project--until you arrive at the things which are a little more of a headache--like the piano and the fish tank.
Moving the Immovable
Pianos are amongst the most difficult things to move. They're substantial in addition to cumbersome, still in that large cabinet rest the extremely delicate components that basically make the instrument. Have you ever thought about the reason why so many people elect to leave a piano at their old residence, or give it basically free to anybody? It is because they're so hard to move.
An upright or spinet may not be worth the energy to relocate, unless it happens to be sentimental. Baby grand sizes and bigger are worth it but demand specialized support for a successful trip.
Besides potential damage to the piano itself, there are other opportunities to hurt walls, stairwells, and any person attempting to move these beasts. A professional moving company could probably move your piano but will possibly advise a specialty piano mover for the task. Piano movers may also move harps, organs, and other large instruments.
Fine art and Collectibles
Your contact at the moving company in Little Rock will probably ask regarding art and collectibles, and highly recommend they pack those items for you. There's a lot of craft involved with packing sensitive items for transport, and well worth the price to make certain your mirrors, fine art, along with other valuables arrive unharmed.
There ought to be a math principle disproving that merely because a piece of furniture got into your home, it may come back out. Think of it as "The Rule of the Pivot"--we all remember the "Friends" episode when they attempted to move a sofa through a staircase. There are a couple of reasons why your giant furnishings are hard to get out.
If it is custom, like an entertainment center or a bar, it likely came into the house in sections and was put together in the room. If you possibly could find the carpenter who constructed the article to take it apart, this provides the most suitable option. Otherwise, speak to your professional movers with regards to disassembling the item and go over any difficulty they think that they might come across.
Basement furniture is usually challenging to move out. If you've added a handrail, the passage is even more tight. Ditto for the stairs--if you've changed out carpeting with hardwood, they are going to be slick. Again, this is the reason lots of people merely leave that furniture in the residence.
That deep freeze you've stored away down there? It's probable the appliance store brought it--obviously empty--so you will need to clean it out before you even try to move it. Or you could just leave that for the subsequent homeowners, too. Some things just aren't worth the expense to transport.
What? The Movers Can't Move My Houseplants?
No, they can't. Government rules restrict commercial transport of any living thing--so Goldie the Goldfish will have to ride with you, wedged between your ficus bushes.
With respect to the timing and length of your move, the best thing to do with your aquarium tank might be to give it away. Nonetheless, for anyone who is going to attempt to move the fish, make sure you do the following.
· Drain the container of most water, keeping sufficient for the established bacteria colony to make it through the trip.
· Fill containers with the fish tank water and put the fish in these containers.
· Secure them as much as possible--put the containers in a bin that goes on the floor in the backseat.
· Set up the new tank right away. Float the containers in the fish tank so the fish get used to the new temperature prior to when you release them.
When your aquarium tank is investment-grade, your fish dealer may well plan for the transport of your equipment as well as fish.
If a long-distance move is on your radar, an excellent thing to do could be to give your plants to your neighbors, but in the case you are determined to move them, here is how.
· Repot into plastic containers a couple weeks ahead of the move
· Move them in your car, or lease a cargo van in the event the vehicle's full
· Be sure they won't get too hot while in transit
· Set the plastic pots in your new residence for a couple of weeks whilst they adjust to the new area
· Seriously reassess giving them away
Therefore, get to it--start packing. Remember that a few things are best left to a professional mover in Little Rock--or left entirely.
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