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March 07, 2020

DIYing Your Move to Wichita Falls? Leave These Things to the Pros

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

As though you aren't distressed enough with the impending move, you've got to figure out the logistics of moving prep--do you do it on your own, or use a professional crew to do it for you? If you're using a full-service moving company, there is the choice of a full-service move--all you must do is get out of the way and let the professional movers in Wichita Falls do their thing. If you are more the DIY sort and planning on reserving a moving van and counting on buddies, you might want to reexamine that approach.

Aside from protecting your back, as well as your friendships, there's some other reasons to use a moving company to pack and transport your household possessions. For starters, these people are professionals and realize how to pad and pack your valuable items. They're also insured--if you drop Great-Aunt Edna's crystal on the driveway, it's on you. If your professional mover in Wichita Falls does not get it precisely perfect and things break, no problem--it will be covered.

What is Considered Actually More Challenging to move? Gym Equipment or Antique China?

Seems like a dumb question, right? Wrong.

If you pack a box of china and wrap everything properly, likelihood is fine that it will survive a handful of bumps and maybe even a small drop. If you try to move a heavy piece of fitness equipment--say you got a Peloton for Christmas--and you lose your hold and it tumbles to the floor, the bike is going to fare worse than the little carton. You can get replacement plates on eBay, yet fixing the Peloton isn't going to be inexpensive.

You have got a large amount invested in your exercise equipment, hence employing a moving company to take things apart and transfer them properly is well worth what you'll pay for professional help.

Artwork and Collectibles

In case you have any fine art or collectibles, it's worth it of having them professionally packed and transported. These items are typically insured on a rider that may be separate from your basic home policy--check out the fine print regarding moving. There could be a condition that you need to use pros for insurance coverage to be effective.

One other reason to utilize a moving company in Wichita Falls to deal with your fine pieces is because they possess the resources and know-how to assemble specialized crates and cartons for oddly shaped things like large mirrors, sculptures, works of art, and so on.

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

Ok, you might be thinking, I have got a moving truck with a lift gate, several hand trucks, along with a lot of quilts and tape, and my buds happen to be strong folks. It is possible to do this, no trouble. Of course, you could. But will it be really a wise decision?

Moving that couch across the room is one thing. Move it out of the house, across the driveway and in the moving van can be a whole different endeavor, and unless it's a direct flat line from point A to point B, it is going to consume a lot of the clock. Multiply that couch by chairs, tables, bed mattresses, other couches, and a lawn mower, and that is not worth a cold beer along with a pizza.

Moving to The Music

Then there's the dreaded piano--are you comfortable moving that? Even an upright has a weight of around 300 pounds, and a baby grand is usually above 1000 pounds. There is near to 18 tons of force on the strings--and one might snap quickly in the event that you have no idea what you are doing. Let alone the scrapes on a wood floor--you have got to raise it up onto wheels or perhaps a piano dolly, so you will not leave gouges in the wood.

Stringed instruments can also be fragile and need to be moved in their cases. Without having the case, an expert could very well fashion a crate for the instrument, encapsulate it carefully in bubble wrap, and then, they know specifically where to set it within the moving van.

Knowing how to pack the truck is an art form, it's also important to leave all your hefty, delicate, and unique belongings to the professional movers in Wichita Falls. However, go ahead and pack your own shoes.


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The Mickelson Family
The Mickelson Family
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Very pleased with the overall respect and care the men gave to my possessions. Even mailing me very quickly the only thing lost in transit. Would recommend to anyone needing a long distant move.
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