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

Piano MovingBy Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group 

Fine piano you have there. It'd be a shame if something happened to it. The same thing may be said for your aquarium, your artwork, houseplants--even your basement furnishings--particularly when it is time to move.

Many of your household belongings and furniture are pretty straight forward, or perhaps even exactly easy, to move. You box up the majority of it, and, armed with a screwdriver along with a couple of additional tools, take apart pieces of furniture so it is easy to load. For the do-it-yourself kinds, this may be a fun project--until you get to the things that are a little more of a headache--like 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 lie the extraordinarily fragile elements which essentially make the instrument. Have you ever wondered the reason 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's sentimental. Baby grand sizes and bigger are worth it but will need expert support for a successful trip.

Aside from possible damage to the piano itself, there are possibilities to hurt walls, staircases, and any person trying to move these beasts. A professional moving company could possibly move your piano but will possibly 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 artwork 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 be sure your mirrors, fine art, along with other valuables arrive intact.

Home furnishings

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

If it is custom, such as an entertainment center or even a bar, it likely came into the home in sections and was assembled within the room. If you can get the carpenter who created the piece to take it apart, that is the best choice. In any other case, talk to your professional movers concerning disassembling the piece and talk about any issue they believe that they might possibly deal with.

Basement furniture is normally difficult to move out. If you've added a handrail, the passage is even more narrow. Same for the stairs--if you've swapped out the carpet with hardwood, they will be slick. Again, this is why lots of people simply leave that furniture in the property.

That freezer you've stored away down there? It is more than likely 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 really are not worth the expense to transport.

What? The Movers Are unable to Move My Houseplants?

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


Based on the timing and duration of your move, the best 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 current 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--put the containers inside a bin which goes on the floor of the backseat.

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

When your aquarium 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, a good 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 ahead of the move

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

· Make sure they don't get too hot in transit

· Place the plastic pots in your new home for a few weeks whilst they acclimate to the different area

· Truly reevaluate giving them away

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


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