DIYing Your Move to Tulsa? Leave These Things to the Pros

Moving to a new homeBy Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group 

As if you aren't distressed enough with your upcoming move, you've got to work out the logistics of moving prep--do you do it yourself, or use a professional crew to do it for you? If you are using a full-service moving company, there is the alternative of a full-service move--all you need to do is get out of the road and let the professional movers in Tulsa do their thing. If you're more the DIY type and preparing for renting a truck and depending on friends, you might want to reexamine that approach.
 

Apart from saving your back, along with your friendships, there's some other reasons to employ a moving company to pack and transport your household goods. For one thing, these people are specialists and realize how to pad and pack your valuables. Also, they are insured--if you drop Great-Aunt Edna's crystal on the driveway, it's on you. In case your professional mover in Tulsa does not get it just right and things break, no problem--it's covered.

What's Really More Complicated to move? Fitness Equipment or Fine China?

May seem like a dumb question, right? Wrong.

In the event you pack a carton of china and wrap everything adequately, likelihood is decent that it's going to survive a handful of bumps and maybe even a small drop. If you attempt to move a heavy piece of fitness equipment--say you got a Peloton for Christmas--and you lose your hold and it tumbles to the ground, that bike is likely to fare worse as opposed to the little box. You can purchase replacement plates on eBay, yet repairing the Peloton won't be inexpensive.

You've got a considerable amount put in your exercise equipment, therefore working with a moving company to take elements apart and transport them properly is really worth what you will pay for professional help.

Art and Collectibles

For those who have any artwork or antiques, it's worthwhile to have them skillfully packed and transported. These things are usually covered on a rider which is apart from your fundamental homeowner's policy--look at the small print concerning moving. There may be a stipulation that you have to make use of experts for insurance coverage to be effective.

One more reason to employ a moving company in Tulsa to manage your fine pieces is because they have the resources and know-how to assemble specialized crates and boxes for strangely shaped things like large mirrors, statues, paintings, and the like.

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

Ok, you are thinking, I've got a moving truck with a lift gate, several hand trucks, and a number of blankets and tape, and my friends are strong guys. We'll do this, no issue. Of course, you could. But will it be really a wise decision?

Moving that couch around the room is one thing. Move it out of the property, across the driveway and into the moving van is often a totally different endeavor, and unless it is a direct flat line from point A to point B, it's going to consume a lot of the clock. Multiply that couch by chairs, dining tables, bed mattresses, other sofas, and a lawn mower, and that is not worth a cold ale along with a pizza.

Moving to The Music

Then there is the dreaded piano--are you comfortable moving that? In fact an upright weighs in at around 300 pounds, and a baby grand is usually above 1000 pounds. There is close to 18 tons of force on the strings--and one can snap in a second if you have no idea what you are doing. Not forgetting the scuff marks on a wood floor--you have got to raise it up onto casters or perhaps a piano dolly, so you will not make gouges in the wood.

String instruments will also be fragile and should be moved in their cases. If you don't have the case, an expert can fashion a crate for the instrument, encapsulate it carefully in bubble wrap, and then, they know precisely where to put it within the truck.

Knowing how to pack the moving truck is an art form, and you should leave all your weighty, delicate, and unique belongings to the professional movers in Tulsa. However, feel free to pack your own shoes.

 

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