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March 05, 2023

Leave These Things to the Pros When Moving

Getting Ready to MoveBy Julie DeLong, Oil Capitol Relocation 

As if you're not stressed enough planning your upcoming move, you've got to figure out the logistics of moving preparations—should you do it yourself or hire a professional mover to do it for you? If you're working with a full-service moving company in Tulsa and Oklahoma City, you will the choice of a full-service move--all you must do is get out of the way and allow the professional movers to get the job done. In the event you're more the DIY type and thinking about renting a truck and counting on friends, you should reconsider that plan.

Aside from saving your back as well as your friendships, there definitely are other reasons to work with a moving company in Tulsa and Oklahoma City to pack and transport your possessions. For starters, these people are professionals and know how to pad as well as pack your fragile items. They're also insured--if you drop Great-Aunt Dorothy's antiques on the driveway, it is on you. If your professional mover doesn't get it exactly right and something breaks, don’t worry—it will be covered.

Is Gym Equipment Really THAT Difficult to Move?

Sounds like a dumb question, right? Wrong.

When you try to relocate a bulky piece of exercise equipment—such as you received a treadmill for Christmas--and you drop your grip and it tumbles to the ground, that treadmill likely isn’t going to be uncostly to repair. You have got lots invested in the gym equipment, so working with a moving company in Tulsa and Oklahoma City to disassemble and move them using best practices is definitely worth what you'll spend on professional assistance.

Art and also Antiques

Should you have any fine art or even antiques, it's worth it to have them professionally packed and transported. A moving company in Tulsa and Oklahoma City has the right tools and knowledge to build custom crates and boxes for strangely shaped items such as large mirrors, sculptures, paintings, and such.

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

Okay, you are probably pondering, I have a truck with a ramp, some hand trucks, and a lot of quilts and packing tape, and my buds are in decent shape. We can do this, easy peasy. Of course, you can. However is it really a smart idea?

Moving that sleeper sofa across the room is one thing. Move it out of the residence, down the driveway and into the truck is an entirely different chore, and unless it's a straight flat line from starting point to end point, you will need to be prepared to “pivot” a few times. Times that sofa by chairs, kitchen tables, beds, other sofas, and a lawn mower, and that's not worth a cold beer and a pizza.

Moving to The Music

And finally there is the old piano--are you okay moving it? Even an upright weighs about 300 pounds, and a baby grand is easily over 1000 pounds. There is nearly 18 tons of pressure on the piano strings--and one can break in a second if you don't know what you are doing. And also the dings on a hardwood floor—you must lift it up onto casters or even a piano dolly, so you don't leave gouges in the wood.

String instruments are very delicate and should be transported in their cases. If you do not have the case, a professional mover in Tulsa and Oklahoma City can fashion a crate for the instrument, and then, they know precisely where to pack it on the moving truck.

Knowing how to pack the truck is an art form, and you will want leave all your awkward, fragile, and special belongings to the professional movers in Tulsa and Oklahoma City. However, feel free to pack your own socks.


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