Sorting, getting rid of, and boxing for a move are easily the most time-consuming parts of the progression. Even if you get movers to pack for you, you should still allot several days or even weeks so you'll have everything ready to box in Tulsa. The tales you hear about professional packers wrapping full ashtrays or empty soda cans are probably true—they're not there to judge, but to wrap and box everything in the house.
You have got at least two times as much stuff as you think you do…if you are conservative. Many people are shocked at the amount of belongings they have, and at the sheer volume of outright junk they have hanging around. Sure, you're going to purge all the old stuff you don't want or need, or at least you have good intentions to dispose of and donate-for a week. Sooner or later, 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 Tulsa to pack is that they know how to pack--smart packing is artistic. They have the knowledge of how to wrap--paper, bubble, or peanuts--and tape so the frail items stay in unharmed. Did you know, for instance, to twist a bit of paper around the handle of a handled mug? Did you know NOT to wrap something breakable too tightly? OR to remember to take the bulbs out of all the lamps?
They also are trained on 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 will have a couple of giant boxes that weigh about a pound—that's where the pillows are.
Disassembly and Assembly--Worse Than Christmas Morning
Movers also know how to disassemble stuff that comes apart--without scratching your furniture. So much modern furniture is easy to move because, for instance, legs come off kitchen tables, but having the correct tools and training on how to do it makes the difference in a table that comes back together easy peasy and one that's a little warped or wobbly. If you've got antiques or fine art, it's certainly worth it to have experienced movers who know how to take a tall grandfather 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 goes after it with a wrench and a hammer, but a guy who disassembles them every day does the job agilely and knows to keep all the pieces and parts in one place so that he can put it back together at the destination without numerous trips to the hardware store.
Loading and Unloading in Tulsa
If packing boxes is an art form, loading a truck full of furniture, appliances and household goods is graduate-level engineering. Having the right truck is a must--and you have big, heavy stuff, a van or small pick-up truck is not going to cut it. A DIY move commonly goes amiss when the actual move is happening—most people don't have the supplies to keep their things safe in the truck. You will need moving blankets for all the big things, plastic wrap to keep the blankets in place, crates for big mirrors and art, lots of tie downs to keep your stuff from shifting, 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 proper weight distribution is vital since these trucks need to navigate traffic and you can bet that, if not braced properly, the load will shift, when the driver brakes.