Local Moving Services in Little Rock--Worth Every Penny - Part 312/30/2017 Going through everything, deciding disposition, and packing for a move are hands down the most time-consuming parts of the progression. Even if you get movers to pack for you, you should still earmark some time so you'll have everything ready to box in Little Rock. The narratives you hear about professional packers wrapping full ashtrays or empty beer cans are probably true—they're not there to judge, but to wrap and box everything in sight. Packing Boxes You've got at least two times as much stuff as you think you do…if you're conservative. Lots of people are stunned at the amount of belongings they have, and at the actual volume of outright junk they have lingering around. Yes, you're going to purge all the old stuff you do not want or need, or at least you have good intentions to trash and donate-for a week. Sooner or later, it has all got to go, and letting the pros do the boxing does give you more time to separate trash from treasure. The big advantage of hiring your local movers in Little Rock to box is that they know how to pack--smart packing is a form of art. They have been trained on how to wrap--paper, bubble, or peanuts--and tape so the fragile pieces stay in intact. Did you know, for example, to twist a bit of paper around the handle of a coffee cup? 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 knowledgeable about how to pack the boxes with your stuff in them 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 dinging your furniture. So much modern furniture is simple to move because, for instance, legs come off kitchen tables, but having the proper tools and knowing how to do it makes the difference in a table that comes back together easily and one that is a little skewed or wobbly. If you've got antiques or fine art, it's certainly worth it to have experienced pros who know how to take a tall case clock apart and wrap it--not to mention knowing how and where to place it on the truck. A child's backyard playset has reduced many a man to defeated tears when he goes after it with a screwdriver and a hammer, but a guy who takes them apart every day does the job quickly and knows to keep all the nuts and bolts in one place so that he can put it back together at the destination without three trips to the hardware store. Loading and Unloading in Little Rock If packing boxes is an art form, loading a moving truck full of furniture, appliances and household goods is graduate-level engineering. Having the correct truck is a must--and you have big, awkward shaped stuff, a van or small pick-up truck is not going to cut it. A DIY move often goes off the rails when the actual move is happening—lots of people don't have the supplies to keep their furniture unharmed in the truck. You'll need moving blankets for all the big things, plastic wrap to keep the blankets in place, crates for big mirrors and art, lots of straps to keep everything from shifting, hand trucks for appliances and big things--the list goes on. What you won't get, unless you have experienced pros, is how to load--the correct 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. Check out our blog on Moving Tools or click below to get started on your free local or long distance moving quote.