Local Moving Services in Wichita Falls--Worth Every Penny - Part 3

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Separating, deciding disposition, and boxing for a move are hands down the most tedious parts of the process. Even if you hire movers to pack for you, you should still allot some time so you will have everything ready to box in Wichita Falls. The stories you hear about professional packers wrapping full ashtrays or empty beer cans are probably true—they are not there to judge, but to wrap and box everything in the house.

Packing Boxes

You have got at least two times as much stuff as you imagine you do…if you're conservative. Many people are shocked at the amount of belongings they have, and at the sheer volume of outright junk they have hanging around. Of course, you're going to purge all the old stuff you don't want or need, or at least you have good plans to trash and donate-for a week. Ultimately, it has all got to go, and letting the pros do the packing does give you more breathing room 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 know how to wrap--paper, bubble, or peanuts--and tape so the fragile pieces stay in unharmed. Did you know, for instance, to twist a bit of paper around the handle of a mug? Did you know NOT to wrap something frail too tightly? OR to remember to take the bulbs out of all the lamps?

They also know how to load the moving boxes so they are as easy as possible to move, so that heavy things are in small boxes and you'll have a couple of large boxes that weigh about a pound—that is where the stuffed animals are.

Disassembly and Assembly--Worse Than Christmas Morning

Movers also know how to disassemble everything that comes apart--without scratching your furniture. So much modern furniture is simple to move because, for example, legs come off coffee tables, but having the proper tools and knowing how to do it makes the difference in a table that comes back together without issue and one that is a little distorted or wobbly. If you have 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 disappointed tears when he tries it with a wrench and a hammer, but a guy who takes them apart every day does the job quickly and knows to keep all the nuts and bolts in one place so that he can put it back together again 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 household goods is graduate-level engineering. Having the right truck is a must--and you have large, heavy stuff, a van or small pick-up truck isn't going to cut it. A DIY move commonly goes amiss when the actual move is happening—lots of people do not have the supplies to keep their things safe in the truck. You'll need moving blankets for all the big things, plastic wrap to keep the pads in place, crates for big mirrors and art, lots of tie downs to keep your stuff from shifting in the truck, dollies for appliances and big things--the list goes on. What you won't get, unless you have experienced pros, is how to load--the right weight distribution is essential since these trucks have to navigate traffic and you can bet that, if not braced properly, the load will shift, when the driver brakes.

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