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March 07, 2020

DIYing Your Move to Killeen? Leave These Things to the Pros

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

As if you aren't distressed enough with your impending move, you've got to think about the logistics of moving prep--do you do it yourself, or use a professional crew to do it for you? If you're utilizing a full-service moving company, there is the choice of a full-service move--all you must do is get out of the way and let the professional movers in Killeen do their thing. If you are more the DIY kind and intending on reserving a truck and relying on friends, you may need to reexamine that strategy.

Apart from preserving your back, along with your friendships, there's some other reasons to use a moving company to pack and transport your household goods. To begin with, these people are professionals and realize how to pad and pack your valuable items. They're also insured--if you drop Great-Aunt Edna's crystal on the driveway, it's on you. In case your professional mover in Killeen doesn't get it precisely correct and things break, no problem--it will be covered.

What is Considered Truly More Complicated to move? Fitness Equipment or Fine China?

May seem like a dumb question, right? Wrong.

In the event you pack a carton of china and wrap all of it adequately, chances are good that it's going to endure some bumps and maybe even a small drop. If you try to move a large piece of exercise equipment--say you received a Peloton for Christmas--and you lose your grip and it slips to the ground, that bike is likely to fare worse than the small carton. You can buy replacement plates on eBay, however replacing the Peloton isn't going to be inexpensive.

There is a lot put in your exercise equipment, so hiring a moving company to take things apart and move them accurately is truly worth what you'll expend on professional help.

Art and Antiques

If you have any fine art or antiques, it is worth it to have them skillfully packed and moved. These items are generally protected on a rider which is separate from your fundamental homeowner's policy--look at the fine print regarding moving. There might be a clause that you need to use professionals for insurance to be effective.

Another reason to utilize a moving company in Killeen to deal with your fine pieces is that they have the resources and know-how to build custom crates and cartons for unusually shaped things like large mirrors, statues, works of art, and so forth.

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

Ok, you're thinking, I have got a moving van with a lift gate, several hand trucks, plus a lot of blankets and tape, and my buds are strong guys. We'll do this, no trouble. Of course, it is possible to. However will it be really a great idea?

Moving that sofa around the room is one thing. Move it out of the property, across the driveway and within the moving truck can be a totally different endeavor, and except if it's a straight flat line from point A to point B, it is going to take up a lot of the clock. Multiply that sofa by chairs, dining tables, beds, additional sofas, and a mower, and that is not worth a cold soda and a pizza.

Moving to The Music

Then there's the terrifying piano--are you at ease moving that? In fact an upright weighs in at about 300 pounds, and a baby grand is usually above 1000 pounds. There is close to 18 tons of pressure on the strings--and one may snap before you know it if you do not know what you're doing. Let alone the scrapes on a hardwood floor--you've got to boost it up onto casters or a piano dolly, so you don't leave gouges in the wood.

Stringed instruments will also be sensitive and need to be moved in their cases. Without having the case, a professional can fashion a crate for the musical instrument, encapsulate it delicately in bubble wrap, and then, they understand specifically where to put it in the moving truck.

Understanding how to pack the moving van is an art form, and you should leave all your hefty, fragile, and unique items to the professional movers in Killeen. However, go ahead and pack your own shoes.


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The Mickelson Family
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