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March 07, 2020

DIYing Your Move to Little Rock? Leave These Things to the Pros

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

Like you're not anxious enough with your upcoming move, you've got to think about the logistics of moving prep--do you do it on your own, or engage a professional crew to get it done for you? In case you are using a full-service moving company, you have the choice of a full-service move--all you need to do is get out of the path and let the professional movers in Little Rock do their thing. Should you be more the Do-it-yourself sort and planning on renting a moving van and relying on buddies, you may want to reassess that approach.

Apart from preserving your back, as well as your friendships, there are other reasons to hire a moving company to pack and transport your household goods. For starters, these people are professionals and understand how to pad and pack your valuables. They're also insured--if you drop Great-Aunt Gertrude's crystal in the driveway, it's on you. If the professional mover in Little Rock doesn't get it exactly right and things break, no problem--it will be covered.

What is Really More Complicated to move? Gym Equipment or Antique China?

Seems like a idiotic question, right? Wrong.

In the event you pack a box of china and wrap all of it properly, chances are fine that it'll get through a handful of bumps and even perhaps 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 falls to the floor, the bike will probably fare worse than the little box. You can buy replacement dishes on eBay, yet replacing that Peloton isn't going to be inexpensive.

You have got a large amount invested in your exercise equipment, hence employing a moving company to take items apart and transfer them appropriately is truly worth what you'll pay for professional help.

Art and Antiques

In case you have any artwork or antique items, it's worthwhile of having them skillfully packed and transported. These things are normally covered on a rider which is outside of your basic homeowner's policy--check the small print about moving. There may well be a clause that you need to utilize experts for coverage to be effective.

One other reason to utilize a moving company in Little Rock to handle your fine pieces is because they have the tools and know-how to build custom crates and boxes for unusually shaped things such as larger mirrors, statues, works of art, and so on.

It Ain't Heavy, It is Simply a Sleeper Sofa

Ok, you might be thinking, I have got a vehicle with a lift gate, some hand trucks, along with a lot of quilts and also tape, and my buds happen to be strong folks. It is possible to do this, easy. Undoubtedly, you could. However is it really a great idea?

Moving that couch across the room is one thing. Move it out of the home, across the driveway and into the truck can be a whole different undertaking, and except if it is a direct flat line from point A to point B, it will eat up a lot of the clock. Multiply that couch by chairs, tables, mattresses, other sofas, and a garden tractor, and that is not worth a cold ale along with a pizza.

Moving to The Music

Then there is the dreaded piano--are you confident moving that? In fact an upright has a weight of close to 300 pounds, and a baby grand is usually above 1000 pounds. There's near to 18 tons of tension on the strings--and one may snap in a second if you don't know what you are doing. Not forgetting the scuff marks on a wood floor--you have got to lift it up onto wheels or possibly a piano dolly, so you do not make gouges in the wood.

Stringed instruments are also sensitive and need to be moved in their cases. If you don't have the case, a professional could very well create a crate for the musical instrument, wrap it gently in bubble wrap, and then, they know exactly where to put it in the moving van.

Knowing how to pack the moving van is a form of art, and you ought to leave all your hefty, delicate, and special belongings to the professional movers in Little Rock. Although, you can pack your own socks.


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The Mickelson Family
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