Local Moving Services in Little Rock--Worth Every Penny - Part 3

Local moving 

Separating, deciding disposition, and boxing for a relocation are easily the most tedious parts of the progression. Even if you hire movers to pack for you, you should still allow quite a bit of time so you will have everything ready to box in Little Rock. The stories you hear about professional packers wrapping full ashtrays or empty beer cans are probably true—they're not there to judge, but to wrap and box everything in the house.

Packing Boxes

You've got at least twice as much stuff as you believe you do…if you're conservative. Most people are shocked at the amount of things they have, and at the sheer volume of outright junk they have hanging around. Of course, you are going to get rid of all the old stuff you do not want or need, or at least you have wonderful intentions to dispose of and donate-for a week. Sooner or later, it's all got to go, and letting the pros do the packing does give you more time to separate trash from treasure.

The large advantage of hiring your local movers in Little Rock to pack is that they know how to pack--smart packing is an art form. They have the knowledge of 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 handled mug? Did you know NOT to wrap something frail too tightly? OR to remember to take the bulbs out of all the lamps?

They also are knowledgeable about how to pack the moving 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 giant boxes that weigh about a pound—that's where the stuffed animals are.

Disassembly and Assembly--Worse Than Christmas Morning

Movers also know how to disassemble everything that comes apart--without dinging your furniture. So much modern furniture is simple to move because, for instance, legs come off end tables, but having the right tools and knowledge of how to do it makes the difference in a table that comes back together easily and one that is a little skewed or wobbly. If you have 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 set 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 disassembles them every day does the job nimbly and knows to keep all the little parts in one place so that he can put it back together at the destination without numerous trips to the hardware store.

Loading and Unloading in Little Rock

If packing boxes is an art form, loading a moving van full of furniture, appliances and boxes is graduate-level engineering. Having the correct truck is a must--and you have bulky, heavy stuff, a van or small pick-up truck isn't going to cut it. A DIY move often goes amiss when the actual move is happening—many people do not have the supplies to keep their furniture unharmed in transit. You will need moving pads for all the furniture, plastic wrap to keep the pads in place, crates for big mirrors and art, lots of tie downs to keep things from shifting in the truck, hand trucks for appliances and big items--the list goes on. What you won't get, unless you have experienced pros, is how to load--the right weight distribution is crucial since these trucks must navigate traffic and you can bet that, if not braced properly, the load will shift, when the driver brakes.

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