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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 

Like you're not stressed enough thinking about your upcoming move, you've got to figure out the specifics of moving prep—should you do it yourself or have a moving team to do it for you? If you're utilizing a full-service moving company in Tulsa, you will the option of a full-service move--all you need to do is stay out of the way and allow the professional movers to do their thing. When you are more the DIY type and thinking about renting a moving truck and counting on friends, you might want to reconsider that plan.

Besides saving your back and also your friendships, there will be other reasons to work with a moving company in Tulsa to pack as well as transport your household goods. For one thing, these people are professionals and understand how to pad and pack your valuables. They're also insured--if you drop Great-Aunt Dorothy's antiques on the sidewalk, it's on you. If the professional mover doesn't get it just right and things break, don’t worry—it's covered.

Is Gym Equipment Really THAT Hard to Move?

Might be a silly question, right? Wrong.

Should you try to relocate a awkward piece of exercise equipment—for instance you received a treadmill for Christmas--and you drop your grip and it tumbles to the ground, that treadmill likely isn’t going to be cheap to fix. You have got lots invested in the gym equipment, so working with a moving company in Tulsa to take things apart and also move them properly is well worth what you'll spend on professional assistance.

Art and Antiques

When you have any fine art or antiques, it's a wise idea to have them professionally packed and moved. A moving company in Tulsa has the tools as well as know-how to build custom crates and cartons for strangely shaped things such as large mirrors, sculptures, paintings, and such.

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

Okay, you're pondering, I have a truck with a ramp, some hand trucks, and some quilts and also packing tape, and my buddies are in decent shape. We can do this, no worries. Sure, you can. But is it seriously a wise idea?

Moving that sleeper sofa to the other side of the room is one thing. Move it out of the residence, down the driveway and into the truck is a completely different task, and unless it's a straight shot from point A to point B, you’ll need to be prepared to “pivot” a couple times. Times that couch by chairs, coffee tables, beds, other couches, and a lawn mower, and that’s probably not worth a cold beer and a pizza.

Moving to The Music

And finally there is the dreaded piano--are you comfortable moving that? Even an upright weighs approx. 300 pounds, and a baby grand can be over 1000 pounds. There is close to 18 tons of pressure on the piano strings--and one can snap in a blink if you do not know what you are doing. Don’t forget the scratches on a hardwood floor—you need to lift it up onto casters or perhaps a piano dolly, so you don't leave gouges in the wood.

String instruments are additionally breakable and should be moved in their cases. In the event you don't have the case, a professional mover in Tulsa should fashion a crate for the instrument, and then, they will understand exactly where to put it on the moving van.

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


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