Separating, purging, and boxing for a relocation are easily the most long-drawn-out parts of the process. Even if you hire movers to pack for you, you should still allot quite a bit of time so you will have everything ready to box in Tulsa and Oklahoma City. The tales you hear about professional packers wrapping full ashtrays or empty soda cans are probably true—they are not there to judge, but to wrap and box everything in sight.
You've got at least two times as much stuff as you think you do…if you are conservative. Most people are stunned at the amount of belongings they possess, and at the actual volume of complete junk they have lingering around. Sure, you are going to sort through all the old stuff you don't want or need, or at least you have wonderful intentions to dispose of and donate-for a week. Sooner or later, it's all got to go, and letting the pros do the boxing does give you more time to separate trash from treasure.
The big advantage of hiring your local movers in Tulsa and Oklahoma City to box is that they know how to pack--smart packing is a form of art. They have the knowledge of how to wrap--paper, bubble, or peanuts--and tape so the fragile things stay in intact. Did you know, for example, to twist a bit of paper around the handle of a mug? Did you know NOT to wrap something fragile too tightly? OR to remember to take the bulbs out of all the lamps?
They also are trained on how to pack the boxes with your stuff in them so they are as easy as possible to move, so that heavy things are in small boxes and you will have a couple of giant boxes that weigh about a pound—that is where the pillows are.
Disassembly and Assembly--Worse Than Christmas Morning
Movers also know how to disassemble everything that comes apart--without damaging your furniture. So much modern furniture is easy to move because, for instance, legs come off kitchen tables, but having the correct tools and training on how to do it makes the difference in a table that comes back together without issue and one that's a little distorted or wobbly. If you've got antiques or fine art, it's certainly worth it to have experienced professionals who know how to take a tall grandfather clock apart and wrap it--not to mention knowing how and where to secure it on the truck.
A child's backyard playset has reduced many a man to frustrated tears when he goes after it with a screwdriver and a hammer, but a guy who takes them apart every day does the job agilely and knows to keep all the nuts and bolts in one place so that he can put it back together again without three trips to the hardware store.
Loading and Unloading in Tulsa and Oklahoma City
If packing boxes is an art form, loading a moving van full of furniture, appliances and boxes is graduate-level engineering. Having the proper truck is a must--and you have large, heavy stuff, a van or small pick-up truck is not going to cut it. A DIY move commonly goes askew when the actual move is happening—lots of people don't have the supplies to keep their furniture unharmed in transit. You'll need moving pads for all the big things, shrink wrap to keep the pads in place, crates for big mirrors and art, lots of tie downs to keep everything from shifting, hand trucks for appliances and big things--the list goes on. What you won't get, unless you have experienced pros, is how to load--the proper weight distribution is vital since these trucks need to navigate traffic and you can bet that, if not braced properly, the load will shift, when the driver brakes.