Separating, purging, and boxing for a relocation are easily the most time-consuming parts of the progression. Even if you get movers to pack for you, you should still earmark several days or even weeks so you'll have everything ready to box in Wichita Falls. The stories you hear about professional packers wrapping full ashtrays or empty soda cans are probably true—they are not there to judge, but to wrap and box everything in the home.
You have got at least twice as much stuff as you think you do…if you're conservative. Most people are aghast at the amount of things they have, and at the sheer volume of absolute junk they have hanging around. Sure, you're going to get rid of all the old stuff you do not want or need, or at least you have great intentions to dispose of and donate-for a week. Sooner or later, it has all got to go, and letting the pros do the boxing does give you more time to separate trash from treasure.
The huge advantage of hiring your local movers in Wichita Falls to pack is that they know how to pack--smart packing is a form of art. They have the knowledge of how to wrap--paper, bubble, or peanuts--and tape so the frail items stay in one piece. Did you know, for example, to twist a bit of paper around the handle of a coffee cup? Did you know NOT to wrap something fragile too tightly? OR to remember to take the bulbs out of all the lamps?
They also are trained on 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 huge boxes that weigh about a pound—that is where the pillows are.
Disassembly and Assembly--Worse Than Christmas Morning
Movers also know how to disassemble stuff that comes apart--without dinging your furniture. So much modern furniture is easy to move because, for instance, legs come off end tables, but having the correct tools and knowledge of how to do it makes the difference in a table that comes back together easy peasy and one that's a little skewed or wobbly. If you've got antiques or fine art, it is certainly worth it to have experienced movers 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 wrench and a hammer, but a guy who disassembles them every day does the job nimbly and knows to keep all the pieces and parts in one place so that he can put it back together at the destination without several trips to the hardware store.
Loading and Unloading in Wichita Falls
If packing boxes is an art form, loading a moving van full of furniture, appliances and all of your possessions is graduate-level engineering. Having the correct truck is imperative--and you have large, heavy stuff, a van or small pick-up truck isn't going to cut it. A DIY move lots of times goes off the rails when the actual move is happening—many people do not have the supplies to keep their items undamaged in transit. You will need moving pads for all the furniture, shrink wrap to keep the blankets in place, crates for big mirrors and art, lots of straps to keep everything from moving around in the truck, dollies for appliances and big items--the list goes on. What you won't get, unless you have experienced pros, is how to load--the correct weight distribution is imperative since these trucks have to navigate traffic and you can bet that, if not braced properly, the load will shift, when the driver brakes.