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March 05, 2023

Leave These Things to the Pros When Moving

Getting Ready to MoveBy Julie DeLong, Oil Capitol Relocation 

Like you are not stressed enough with your upcoming move, you need to figure out the specifics of moving prep—should you do it yourself or find a professional mover to do it for you? Should you be using a full-service moving company in Little Rock, you have the option of a full-service move--all you must do is keep out of the way and allow the professional movers to do their thing. In the event you are more the DIY type and contemplating renting a moving truck and relying on friends, you might want to reconsider that plan.

Aside from saving your back as well as your friendships, there definitely are other reasons to hire a moving company in Little Rock to pack and also haul your household goods. For one thing, these people are pros and have the knowledge of how to pad and also pack your fragile items. They are also insured--if you drop Great-Grandma Bertha's antiques on the driveway, it's on you. If the professional mover does not get it just right and something breaks, don’t sweat it—it is covered.

Is Gym Equipment Really THAT Hard to Move?

Sounds like a dumb question, right? Wrong.

If you attempt to move a awkward piece of exercise equipment—such as you received a treadmill for Christmas--and you lose your grip and it slips to the ground, that treadmill likely isn’t going to be uncostly to fix. You've got much invested in your gym equipment, so hiring a moving company in Little Rock to take things apart and also handle them properly is certainly worth what you will spend on professional assistance.

Art and Antiques

If you have any fine art or perhaps antiques, it's a wise idea to have them professionally packed and transported. A moving company in Little Rock has the right tools as well as knowledge to build custom crates and cartons for oddly shaped belongings like large mirrors, sculptures, paintings, and such.

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

Okay, you are probably pondering, I've got a truck with a ramp, some hand trucks, and some blankets and also tape, and my buds are pretty strong. We can do this, easy peasy. Of course, you can. However is it seriously a smart idea?

Moving that sofa across the room is one thing. Move it out of the residence, down the driveway and into the moving van is a whole different project, and unless it is a straight shot from starting point to end point, you’ll have to be prepared to “pivot” a few times. Multiply that couch by chairs, coffee tables, mattresses, other couches, and a lawn mower, and that is not worth a cold beer and a pizza.

Moving to The Music

Then there's the old piano--are you okay moving that? Even an upright weighs around 300 pounds, and a baby grand is easily over 1000 pounds. There is almost 18 tons of pressure on the strings--and one could snap in a second if you don't understand what you are doing. Don’t forget the scratches on a hardwood floor—you must lift it up onto casters or a piano dolly, so you don't leave gouges in the wood.

String instruments are additionally delicate and should be moved in their cases. If you do not have the case, a professional mover in Little Rock will be able to make a crate for the instrument, and then, they will know exactly where to place it on the moving truck.

Knowing how to pack the moving van is an art form, and you will want leave all your awkward, delicate, and special items to the professional movers in Little Rock. However, feel free to pack your own socks.


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