Moving the Immovable--What to Move to Tulsa, And What to Leave Behind

Piano MovingBy Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group 

Fine piano you've got there. It'd be unfortunate if anything happened to it. A similar thing might be claimed for your fish tank, your artwork, houseplants--even your basement pieces of furniture--especially if it is time to move.

Many of your household items and furniture are pretty straight forward, or perhaps even quite easy, to move. You box up most of it, and, armed with a screwdriver plus a couple of other tools, take down furniture so it's easy to load. For the DIY kinds, this is often a great project--until you arrive at the things which are a bit more of a struggle--including the piano along with the aquarium.

Moving the Immovable


Pianos are amongst the most difficult things to move. They're large as well as awkward, yet in that bulky cabinet lie the extraordinarily sensitive elements that virtually make the instrument. Have you ever wondered precisely why so many individuals elect to leave a piano at their old house, or simply give it virtually free to anybody? This is because they're so hard to move.

An upright or spinet might not be worth the energy to move, except if it happens to be sentimental. Baby grand sizes and larger are worth it yet require professional support for a successful trip.

Apart from potential harm to the piano itself, there are other opportunities to ruin walls, stairways, and anyone endeavoring to move these beasts. A professional moving company could probably move your piano and may possibly recommend a specialty piano mover for the task. Piano movers will also move harps, organs, along with other substantial instruments.

Art and Antiques

Your contact at the moving company in Tulsa is going to inquire concerning art and collectibles, and highly recommend they pack those items for you. There's lots of expertise involved with packing delicate items for transport, and well worth the fee to be sure your mirrors, artwork, as well as other valuable items arrive unharmed.

Home furnishings

There should be a mathematical hypothesis disproving that just because a furniture piece got into your home, it may come back out. Refer to it as "The Rule of the Pivot"--we all remember fondly the "Friends" episode when they attempted to get a sofa through a stairway. You can find a couple of factors why your hefty furniture is challenging to get out.

Should it be custom, such as an entertainment center or even a bar, it probably came into the home in sections and was constructed inside the room. If you're able to get the carpenter who constructed the piece to take it apart, that is the best choice. In any other case, talk to your professional movers with regards to disassembling the component and talk about any issue they think that they might possibly come across.

Basement furnishings are always challenging to move out. In case you have added a handrail, the passage is even more tight. Same for the stairs--if you have replaced carpeting with hardwood, they may be slippery. Again, for this reason a number of people simply leave that furniture in the residence.

The freezer you have hidden away down there? It is most likely the appliance store delivered it--obviously empty--so you will need to clean it out even before you make an effort to move it. Or you might just leave it for the subsequent homeowners, too. Some things simply are not worth the cost to transport.

What? The Movers Cannot Haul My Houseplants?

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


Depending on the timing and duration of your move, the best thing to do with your aquarium tank may be to give it away. Nevertheless, if you're intending to attempt to move the fish, ensure you carry out the following.

· Empty the container of most water, keeping sufficient for the existing bacteria colony to survive the journey.

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

· Steady them as much as possible--place the containers inside a bin that goes on the floor of the backseat.

· Set up the new tank right away. Float the containers in the aquarium to be sure the fish get accustomed to the new temperature before you release them.

If the aquarium tank is investment-grade, your fish distributor might arrange the move of your equipment in addition to fish.


In the event a long-distance move is on your radar, a good thing to do would be to give your house plants to your neighbors, but if you are determined to move them, here is how.

· Repot into plastic containers a few weeks ahead of the move

· Move them in your vehicle, or rent a cargo van in the event the vehicle's full

· Be sure they don't overheat on the road

· Put the plastic pots inside of your new home for a few weeks as they acclimate to the different place

· Sincerely reassess giving them away

Now, get to it--start packing. Remember that a few things are best left to a professional mover in Tulsa--or left once and for all.


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