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March 05, 2023

Leave These Things to the Pros When Moving

Getting Ready to MoveBy Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group 

As if you're not stressed enough thinking about your upcoming move, you must figure out the details of moving preparations—should you do it yourself or hire a professional mover to do it for you? In the event you are utilizing a full-service moving company in Wichita Falls, you will the choice of a full-service move--all you must do is keep out of the way and allow the professional movers to do their thing. When you're more the DIY type and thinking about renting a moving van and relying on buddies, you should reconsider that plan.

Besides saving your back as well as your friendships, there are other reasons to hire a moving company in Wichita Falls to pack and also transport your belongings. For one thing, these people are pros and have the knowledge of how to pad and also pack your items. They're also insured--if you drop Great-Aunt Dorothy's antiques on the sidewalk, it is on you. If your professional mover doesn't get it just right and something breaks, don’t worry—it's covered.

Is Gym Equipment Really THAT Difficult to Move?

Seems like a dumb question, right? Wrong.

If you try to move a bulky piece of exercise equipment—for instance you received a treadmill for Christmas--and you lose your grip and it slips to the ground, that treadmill likely isn’t going to be uncostly to fix. You've got a lot invested in your gym equipment, so hiring a moving company in Wichita Falls to take things apart and also transport them correctly is well worth what you will spend on professional assistance.

Art as well as Antiques

When you have any fine art or perhaps antiques, it will be a wise idea to have them professionally packed and moved. A moving company in Wichita Falls has the tools as well as knowledge to build custom crates and cartons for strangely shaped belongings like big mirrors, sculptures, paintings, and the like.

It Ain't Heavy, It's Just a Sleeper Sofa

Okay, you are probably thinking, I've got a truck with a ramp, some 4-wheel dollies, and a bunch of blankets as well as packing tape, and my friends are in decent shape. We can do this, no worries. Sure, you can. But is it truly a smart idea?

Moving that couch to the other side of the room is one thing. Move it out of the house, across the driveway and into the moving truck is a whole different chore, and unless it's a straight shot from starting point to end point, you’ll have to be prepared to “pivot” several times. Multiply that sofa by chairs, kitchen tables, mattresses, other sofas, and a lawn mower, and that's not worth a cold beer and a pizza.

Moving to The Music

And finally there is the old piano--are you okay moving that? Even an upright weighs around 300 pounds, and a baby grand is easily over 1000 pounds. There is almost 18 tons of pressure on the strings--and one can snap in a second if you do not understand what you are doing. Don’t forget the scratches on a hardwood floor—you must lift it up onto casters or a piano dolly, so you do not leave marks in the wood.

String instruments are very breakable and need to be moved in their cases. If you do not have the case, a professional mover in Wichita Falls will be able to create a crate for the instrument, and then, they know exactly where to place it on the truck.

Understanding how to pack the moving truck is an art form, and you likely need to leave all your heavy, fragile, and special items to the professional movers in Wichita Falls. However, feel free to pack your own socks.


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