Moving the Immovable--What to Move to Killeen, And What to Leave Behind

Piano MovingBy Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group 

Lovely piano you have there. It would be a shame if perhaps something happened to it. The same principle could be claimed for the fish tank, your fine art, houseplants--even your basement home furnishings--especially when it is time to move.

Most of your household items and pieces of furniture are simple, or even simply effortless, to move. You pack up most of it, and, with a screwdriver plus a number of additional tools, take apart household furniture making it easy to load. For the do-it-yourself kinds, this is often a fun project--until you get to the things which are a lot more of a challenge--including the piano and the fish tank.

Moving the Immovable

Pianos

Pianos are probably the most difficult things to move. They are large and cumbersome, yet in that ungainly cabinet sit the terribly sensitive mechanisms that basically make the instrument. Have you thought to ask why so many people decide to leave a piano at their old property, or even offer it basically free of cost to any home? It is because they're so hard to move.

An upright or spinet might not be worth the effort to maneuver, unless it is sentimental. Baby grand sizes and larger can be worth it but demand skilled aid for a successful trip.

Apart from possible harm to the piano itself, there are possibilities to hurt walls, staircases, and anyone endeavoring to move these beasts. A professional moving company could possibly move your piano but will possibly recommend a specialty piano mover for the task. Piano movers can even transport harps, organs, as well as other considerable instruments.

Art and Collectibles

Your contact at the moving company in Killeen will ask regarding artwork and antiques, and highly recommend they pack those items for you. There's a lot of expertise affiliated with packing delicate things for transport, and well worth the cost to make sure your mirrors, artwork, as well as other valuable items arrive intact.

Household furniture

There should be a math theory disproving that just because a piece of furniture got into your home, it can come back out. Think of it as "The Rule of the Pivot"--we all recall the "Friends" episode when they attempted to fit a sofa through a stairway. There's a variety of issues why your large furnishings are difficult to get out.

If it's made to order, like an entertainment center or a bar, it likely moved into the property in pieces and was assembled inside the room. If you're able to get the carpenter who made the item to take it apart, that is the best option. Otherwise, talk to your professional movers with regards to taking apart the item and explore any issue they feel that they might encounter.

Basement furnishings are normally difficult to get out. If you've added a handrail, the passage is even more compact. Ditto for the stairs--if you've swapped out the carpet with hardwood, they may be slick. Again, this is the reason some people simply leave that furniture in the house.

That deep freeze you've got hidden away down there? It is probable the appliance store brought it--obviously empty--so you will need to clear it out before you even attempt to move it. Or you could just leave that for the other homeowners, also. Some things really will not be worth the expense to move.

What? The Movers Can't Transport My Houseplants?

No, they cannot. Federal guidelines restrict commercial transport of any living thing--so Goldie the Goldfish must ride along with you, wedged in between your ficus bushes.

Aquariums

With respect to the timing and length of your move, the best thing to do with your aquarium tank might be to give it away. Nonetheless, if you are going to make an effort to move the fish, ensure you complete the following.

· Drain the fish tank of most water, leaving enough for the established bacteria colony to survive the transit.

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

· Stabilize them as much as possible--put the containers inside a container which goes on the floor of the backseat.

· Arrange the new tank right away. Float the containers in the tank so that the fish become accustomed to the different temperature prior to when you release them.

If the aquarium is investment-grade, your fish dealer may well find the transport of your equipment as well as fish.

Houseplants

When a long-distance move is on your radar, the best thing to do might be to give your house plants to your neighbors, but in the case you're determined to move them, here's how.

· Repot into plastic pots a little while before the move

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

· Make certain they don't overheat while in transit

· Place the plastic pots inside your new house for several weeks whilst they adjust to the different location

· Sincerely reevaluate giving them away

Therefore, get to it--start packing. Keep in mind that a few things are best left to a professional mover in Killeen--or left entirely.

 

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