What to Move to Wichita Falls, And What to Leave Behind

preparing for a moveBy Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group 

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

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

Moving the Difficult

1) Pianos

Pianos are some of the hardest things to move. They are massive in addition to awkward, yet in the large cabinet rest the extremely delicate mechanisms which basically make the instrument. Have you ever thought about the reason why so many people elect to leave a piano at their old house, or offer it virtually at no cost to anybody? It's because they're so difficult to move.

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

Besides possible damage to the piano itself, there are additional possibilities to hurt walls, stairways, and anyone trying to move these beasts. A professional moving company in Wichita Falls could possibly move your piano but will possibly recommend a specialty piano mover to do the job. Piano movers may also move harps, organs, as well as other large instruments.

2) Fine art and Collectibles

Your contact at the moving company in Wichita Falls is going to ask regarding art and antiques, and highly recommend they pack those things for you. There's a lot of skill involved with packing delicate belongings for transport, and well worth the fee to be sure your mirrors, artwork, along with other belongings arrive unharmed.

3) Furniture

There ought to 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 handful of issues why your large furnishings are difficult to get out.

If it is made to order, like an entertainment center or even a bar, it probably arrived to the home in portions and was assembled inside the room. When you can get 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 might possibly deal with.

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

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

What? The Movers Cannot Transport My Houseplants and Fish?

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

1) Aquariums

With respect to the timing and length of your move, the best thing to do with your aquarium could be to give it away. However, if you are intending to attempt to move the fish, be certain to do 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.

· Arrange the new tank straight away. Float the containers in the tank so the fish become accustomed to the different temperature prior to when you release them.

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

2) Houseplants

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

· Repot to plastic pots a couple weeks before the move

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

· Make sure they do not overheat on the road

· Set the plastic pots in your new home for a couple of weeks whilst they adapt to the new area

· Sincerely reevaluate giving them away

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


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