Killeen Moving Blog - Tips, Tricks, and Insider Info
March 05, 2023

Leave These Things to the Pros When Moving

Getting Ready to MoveBy Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group 

As if you are not stressed enough with your quickly approaching move, you need to figure out the specifics of moving preparations—will you do it yourself or hire a professional mover to do it for you? In the event you are utilizing a full-service moving company in Killeen, you will the choice of a full-service move--all you need to do is stay out of the way and let the professional movers to work. In the event you're more the DIY type and planning on renting a truck and counting on friends, you might want to reconsider that plan.

Beyond saving your back as well as your friendships, there definitely are other reasons to employ a moving company in Killeen to pack and also transport your possessions. For starters, these people are professionals and understand how to pad and also pack your valuables. They are also insured--if you drop Great-Grandma Gertrude's antiques on the sidewalk, it is on you. If the professional mover does not get it precisely right and things break, don’t worry—it's covered.

Is Gym Equipment Really THAT Hard to Move?

Sounds like a dumb question, right? Wrong.

Should you attempt to move a heavy piece of exercise equipment—say you received a treadmill for Christmas--and you lose your grip and it slips to the ground, that treadmill isn't going to be inexpensive to repair. You have got lots invested in the gym equipment, so working with a moving company in Killeen to take things apart and also handle them correctly is certainly worth what you'll spend on professional help.

Art and Antiques

If you have any fine art or perhaps antiques, it's worth it to have them professionally packed and moved. A moving company in Killeen has the materials as well as expertise to build custom crates and boxes for oddly shaped things such as large mirrors, sculptures, paintings, and the like.

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

Okay, you're pondering, I have a truck with a ramp, some dollies, and a lot of quilts as well as tape, and my buds are pretty strong. We can get this done, no worries. Yes, you can. However is it truly a wise idea?

Moving that couch to the other side of the room is one thing. Move it out of the home, across the driveway and into the moving van is a whole different chore, and unless it's a straight flat line from house to truck to new house, you’ll have to be prepared to “pivot” several times. Times that couch by chairs, kitchen tables, mattresses, other couches, and a lawn mower, and that's not worth a cold beer and a pizza.

Moving to The Music

And finally there is the dreaded piano--are you comfortable moving that? Even an upright weighs approx. 300 pounds, and a baby grand is easily over 1000 pounds. There's nearly 18 tons of pressure on the strings--and one can snap in a blink if you don't know what you're doing. Don’t forget the dings on a hardwood floor—you need to lift it up onto casters or perhaps a piano dolly, so you do not leave marks in the wood.

String instruments are additionally delicate and should be transported in their cases. In the event you do not have the case, a professional mover in Killeen will be able to fashion a crate for the instrument, and then, they will understand exactly where to put it on the truck.

Knowing how to pack the moving truck is an art form, and you should leave all your heavy, delicate, and also special items to the professional movers in Killeen. However, feel free to pack your own socks.


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