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

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

Like you aren't stressed enough with the impending move, you've got to work out the logistics of moving prep--do you do it on your own, or engage a professional crew to make it happen for you? In case you are using a full-service moving company, there is the alternative 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 are more the Do-it-yourself type and intending on renting a moving truck and counting on buddies, you may want to reevaluate that plan.
 

Apart from preserving your back, and your friendships, there's some other reasons to hire a moving company to pack and transport your household items. For starters, these people are pros and realize how to pad and pack your valuables. They're also insured--if you drop Great-Aunt Edith's crystal in the driveway, it's on you. If your professional mover in Little Rock doesn't get it precisely perfect and things break, no problem--it will be covered.

What's Really More Challenging to move? Fitness Equipment or Antique China?

Might appear to be a dumb question, correct? Wrong.

If you pack a box of china and wrap all the pieces adequately, chances are good that it'll survive some bumps and even perhaps a small drop. If you attempt to move a big piece of exercise equipment--say you got a Peloton for Christmas--and you lose your hold and it slips to the floor, the bike is going to fare worse compared to the small box. You can buy replacement plates on eBay, but replacing that Peloton isn't going to be inexpensive.

You have got a large amount invested in your gym equipment, therefore hiring a moving company to take things apart and transport them properly is truly worth what you are going to spend on professional help.

Artwork and Collectibles

For those who have any fine art or collectibles, it is worth the cost to have them professionally packed and transported. These items are generally protected on a rider that is outside of your standard home policy--check the small print concerning moving. There might well be a clause that you must use experts for coverage to be effective.

Another reason to employ a moving company in Little Rock to deal with your fine pieces is that they possess the resources and know-how to assemble custom crates and cartons for oddly shaped things such as sizeable mirrors, sculptures, works of art, and the like.

It Ain't Heavy, It is Simply a Sleeper Sofa

Ok, you're thinking, I have got a moving truck with a lift gate, several hand trucks, along with a lot of quilts and tape, and my buddies are strong guys. We'll do this, no issue. Of course, you can. But is it really a good idea?

Moving that couch across the room is one thing. Move it out of the house, along the driveway and in the moving van can be a whole different project, and except if it is a straight flat line from point A to point B, it is going to eat up a lot of the clock. Multiply that sofa by recliners, tables, mattresses, additional couches, and a lawn mower, and that is not worth a cold beer along with a pizza.

Moving to The Music

Then there is the terrifying piano--are you confident moving that? Even an upright weighs close to 300 pounds, and a baby grand is usually over 1000 pounds. There is approximately 18 tons of tension on the strings--and one can snap quickly if you don't know what you're doing. Let alone the scrapes on a hardwood floor--you have got to boost it up onto casters or possibly a piano dolly, so that you will not make gouges in the wood.

Stringed instruments will also be fragile and need to be moved in their cases. Without the case, a specialist can fashion a crate for the instrument, encapsulate it delicately in bubble wrap, and then, they understand exactly where to place it in the moving truck.

Understanding how to pack the moving van is an art form, and you ought to leave all your weighty, fragile, and unique things to the professional movers in Little Rock. However, you can pack your own shoes.

 

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