What to Move to Little Rock, And What to Leave Behind

preparing for a moveBy Julie DeLong, Oil Capitol Relocation 

Nice piano you have there. It would be a waste should something happened to it. The same principle might be said for your fish tank, your fine art, houseplants--even your basement furnishings--especially when it is time to move.

Many of your household belongings and furniture are simple, or perhaps even simply basic, to move. You pack up most of it, and, equipped with a screwdriver plus a number of other tools, take apart household furniture so it is uncomplicated to load. For the do-it-yourself types, this is sometimes a fantastic project--until you get to the things that are a lot more of a struggle--such as the piano as well as the fish tank.

Moving the Difficult

1) Pianos

Pianos are among the hardest things to move. They're good sized as well as awkward, however in the ungainly cabinet lie the extremely sensitive components that virtually make the instrument. Have you thought to ask the reason why so many individuals elect to leave a piano at their old property, or even give it pretty much free to anybody? It's because they can be so hard to move.

An upright or spinet might not be worth the effort to relocate, unless it is sentimental. Baby grand sizes and larger are worth it however demand skilled support for a successful trip.

Aside from potential damage to the piano itself, there are additional chances to harm walls, stairwells, and any person trying to move these beasts. A professional moving company in Little Rock could possibly move your piano and may more than likely suggest a specialty piano mover to complete the job. Piano movers may also move harps, organs, as well as other substantial instruments.

2) Artwork and Antiques

Your contact at the moving company in Little Rock may inquire about art and collectibles, and strongly suggest they pack those things for you. There's a lot of craft associated with packing breakable things for transport, and well worth the charge to make certain your mirrors, art, as well as other valuables arrive undamaged.

3) Home furnishings

There has to be a math hypothesis disproving that just because a furniture piece got into the house, it may come back out. Refer to it as "The Theory of the Pivot"--we all recall the "Friends" episode when they tried to get a sofa through a stairwell. There's a handful of reasons why your sizeable furniture is hard to get out.

Should it be made to order, such as an entertainment center or perhaps a bar, it probably came into the residence in pieces and was assembled within the room. If you can obtain the carpenter who made the piece to take it apart, that's the most suitable choice. Otherwise, talk to your professional movers with regards to taking apart the item and explore any difficulty they believe that they could possibly encounter.

Basement furnishings are normally difficult to move out. If you've added a handrail, the passage is even more tight. Same for the stairs--if you've replaced the carpet with hardwood, they will be slick. Again, this is the reason lots of people simply leave that furniture in the property.

That freezer you have hidden away down there? It's most likely the appliance retailer delivered it--obviously empty--so you will need to clear it out even before you attempt to move it. Or you could just leave that for the next homeowners, also. Some things really are not worth the price to relocate.

What? The Movers Are unable to Transport My Houseplants and Fish?

No, they are unable to. Government rules forbid commercial transport of any living thing--so Goldie the Goldfish must ride along with you, wedged between your ficus shrubs.

1) Aquariums

Depending on the timing and length of your move, a good thing to do with your aquarium may be to give it away. Nonetheless, should you be going to try to move the fish, ensure you do the following.

· Drain the container of most water, leaving enough for the established bacteria colony to endure the transit.

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

· Stabilize them as much as possible--place the containers within a container that goes on the floor in the backseat.

· Arrange the new tank straight away. Float the containers in the aquarium to be sure the fish get accustomed to the different temperature prior to when you release them.

If your aquarium tank is investment-grade, your fish distributor can find the transport of your equipment as well as fish.

2) Houseplants

If a long-distance move is on your radar, the best thing to do might be to give your indoor plants to your neighbors, however if you're determined to move them, here is how.

· Repot into plastic containers a little while prior to the move

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

· Be sure they don't overheat in transit

· Place the plastic pots in your new house for a couple of weeks as they adapt to the different location

· Sincerely reevaluate giving them away

Now, get to it--begin packing. Keep in mind that a few things are best left to a professional mover in Little Rock--or left completely.


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