Moving the Immovable--What to Move to Wichita Falls, And What to Leave Behind

Piano MovingBy Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group 

Fine piano you have there. It would be a waste if perhaps something happened to it. The same principle could be claimed for the fish tank, your art work, houseplants--even your basement furniture--particularly if it is time to move.

Most of your household goods and furniture are simple, or perhaps even quite effortless, to move. You pack up the vast majority of it, and, with a screwdriver and a handful of additional tools, take down pieces of furniture so it is easy to load. For the DIY sorts, this is sometimes a fun project--until you get to the things which are a lot more of a challenge--such as the piano along with the aquarium.

Moving the Immovable

Pianos

Pianos are amongst the hardest things to move. They're massive in addition to cumbersome, yet in the large cabinet lie the extremely fragile mechanisms which basically make the instrument. Have you ever thought about why so many people elect to leave a piano at their old residence, or offer it virtually free of charge to anybody? It is because they're so difficult to move.

An upright or spinet is probably not worth the work to move, except in cases where it's sentimental. Baby grand sizes and larger can be worth it but will need skilled support for a successful trip.

Besides possible damage to the piano itself, there are other opportunities to hurt walls, staircases, and anybody attempting to move these beasts. A professional moving company could possibly move your piano but will likely recommend a specialty piano mover to do the job. Piano movers will also move harps, organs, as well as other substantial instruments.

Artwork and Collectibles

Your contact at the moving company in Wichita Falls may ask about artwork and antiques, and strongly recommend they pack those things for you. There's a lot of skill involved with packing breakable belongings for transport, and well worth the fee to make sure your mirrors, artwork, along with other belongings arrive unharmed.

Home furnishings

There should be a mathematical principle disproving that merely because a furniture piece got into your house, it may come back out. Call it "The Principle of the Pivot"--we all remember the "Friends" episode when they tried to fit a sofa through a stairway. You can find a couple of issues why your large furnishings are difficult to get out.

When it is made to order, like an entertainment center or even a bar, it probably arrived to the home in pieces and was assembled inside the room. When you can obtain the carpenter who made the article to take it apart, that is the best choice. Otherwise, talk to your professional movers about taking apart the component and discuss any issue they think that they could deal with.

Basement furnishings are generally difficult to move out. If you have added a handrail, the passage is even more tight. Same for the stairs--if you've changed out carpeting with hardwood, they're going to be slick. Again, this is why lots of people just leave that furniture in the property.

That deep freeze you've hidden away down there? It is most likely the appliance shop sent it--obviously empty--so you'll have to clean it out before you even try to move it. Or you might just leave that for the next homeowners, also. Some things really aren't worth the price to relocate.

What? The Movers Cannot Transport My Houseplants?

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

Aquariums

Depending on the timing and length of your move, a good thing to do with your aquarium may be to give it away. Nevertheless, if you are intending to try to move the fish, be sure you carry out the following.

· Drain the fish tank of most water, keeping sufficient for the current bacteria colony to endure the journey.

· Fill containers with the fish tank water and put the fish in these containers.

· Steady them as much as possible--set the containers within a bin which goes on the floor in the backseat.

· Set up the new tank right away. Float the containers in the tank so that the fish become accustomed to the different temperature before you release them.

If the aquarium is investment-grade, your fish distributor may well plan for the transport of your equipment in addition to fish.

Houseplants

Whenever a long-distance move is on your radar, a good thing to do would be to give your plants to your neighbors, however if you happen to be determined to move them, here is how.

· Repot to plastic pots several weeks before the move

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

· Make sure they don't overheat in transit

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

· Sincerely reconsider giving them away

Therefore, get to it--begin packing. Remember that a couple of things are best left to a professional mover in Wichita Falls--or left totally.

 

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