Moving the Immovable--What to Move to Little Rock, And What to Leave Behind

Piano MovingBy Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group 

Nice piano you've got there. It would be unfortunate if something happened to it. The same thing may be stated for your aquarium, your art work, houseplants--even your basement home furnishings--especially when it's time to move.

Many of your household belongings and home furnishings are pretty straight forward, or perhaps even simply easy, to move. You box up the vast majority of it, and, armed with a screwdriver along with a handful of other tools, take apart furniture so it is uncomplicated to load. For the DIY kinds, this is often a fantastic project--until you arrive at the things that are a bit more of a struggle--such as the piano along with the aquarium.

Moving the Immovable


Pianos are probably the hardest things to move. They can be big and heavy, still in the ungainly cabinet rest the extremely fragile elements which essentially make the instrument. Have you ever wondered why so many people opt to leave a piano at their old property, or simply offer it pretty much free of cost to any home? It's because they can be so hard to move.

An upright or spinet is probably not worth the effort to relocate, except if it is sentimental. Baby grand sizes and bigger can be worth it but will need expert support for a successful trip.

Apart from potential damage to the piano itself, there are opportunities to hurt walls, stairways, and any person attempting to move these beasts. A professional moving company may be able to move your piano but will likely recommend a specialty piano mover to do the job. Piano movers will also transport harps, organs, as well as other considerable instruments.

Artwork and Collectibles

Your contact at the moving company in Little Rock will inquire regarding art and antiques, and strongly suggest they pack those things for you. There's lots of craft affiliated with packing sensitive belongings for transport, and well worth the cost to make sure your mirrors, fine art, and other belongings arrive undamaged.

Home furnishings

There ought to be a math theory disproving that simply because a furniture piece got into the home, it can come back out. Call it "The Rule of the Pivot"--we all recall the "Friends" episode when they tried to fit a couch through a stairway. There are a handful of reasons why your large furnishings are hard to get out.

When it is custom made, such as an entertainment center or even a bar, it likely arrived to the residence in sections and was assembled within the room. If you can get the carpenter who made the item to take it apart, that is the most suitable choice. In any other case, speak to your professional movers concerning disassembling the item and talk about any issue they believe that they could deal with.

Basement furniture is usually tough to move out. If you've added a handrail, the passage is even more compact. Same thing for the stairs--if you've swapped out the carpet with hardwood, they're going to be slick. Again, this is why lots of people just leave that furniture in the house.

That freezer you've stored away down there? It is probable the appliance retailer brought it--obviously empty--so you'll have to clear it out even before you try to move it. Or you may just leave it for the other homeowners, too. Some things merely are not worth the cost to transport.

What? The Movers Are unable to Transport My Houseplants?

No, they cannot. Government policies prohibit commercial transport of any living thing--so Goldie the Goldfish will need to ride with you, wedged between your ficus trees.


Based on the timing and duration of your move, a good thing to do with your aquarium might be to give it away. Nonetheless, should you be planning to make an effort to move the fish, ensure you complete the following.

· Drain the tank of most water, keeping ample for the existing bacteria colony to survive the transit.

· Fill containers with the tank water and put the fish in these containers.

· Steady them as much as possible--place the containers inside a bin which goes on the floor of the backseat.

· Arrange the new tank straight away. Float the containers in the tank to be sure the fish become accustomed to the new temperature before you actually release them.

When your fish tank is investment-grade, your fish dealer might arrange the move of your equipment in addition to fish.


Whenever a long-distance move is on your radar, the best thing to do would be to give your house plants to your neighbors, however if you are determined to move them, here's how.

· Repot to plastic pots several weeks prior to the move

· Move them in your automobile, or lease a cargo van in the event the car's full

· Make sure they do not get too hot in transit

· Place the plastic pots in your new house for a couple of weeks whilst they adjust to the different area

· Truly reevaluate giving them away

So, get to it--start packing. Just remember that a few things are best left to a professional mover in Little Rock--or left entirely.


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