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

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

As though you aren't distressed enough with the impending move, you need to figure out the logistics of moving prep--do you do it yourself, or work with a professional crew to do it for you? If you're utilizing a full-service moving company, there is the option of a full-service move--all you have to do is get out of the path and let the professional movers in Tulsa do their thing. If you're more the DIY sort and intending on reserving a moving van and relying on buddies, you might want to reexamine that approach.
 

Apart from protecting your back, and your friendships, there's some other reasons to employ a moving company to pack and transport your household possessions. For starters, 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. If your professional mover in Tulsa does not get it precisely perfect and things break, no problem--it will be covered.

What is Considered Actually More Challenging to move? Gym Equipment or Antique China?

Seems like a foolish question, right? Wrong.

In the event you pack a box of china and wrap all of it properly, chances are fine that it'll survive a handful of bumps and maybe even a small drop. If you try to move a large piece of fitness equipment--say you got a Peloton for Christmas--and you lose your hold and it tumbles to the floor, the bike is going to fare worse than the little carton. You can get replacement dishes on eBay, yet repairing the Peloton won't be inexpensive.

You have got a large amount invested in your exercise equipment, hence employing a moving company to take things apart and transfer them properly is really worth what you'll pay for professional help.

Artwork and Antiques

In case you have any fine art or collectibles, it is worthwhile of having them expertly packed and transported. These items are typically insured on a rider that's outside of your fundamental home policy--check out the fine print regarding moving. There could be a clause that you need to use pros for insurance coverage to be effective.

One other reason to use a moving company in Tulsa to deal with your fine pieces is because they possess the resources and know-how to assemble specialized crates and boxes for strangely shaped things like large mirrors, sculptures, works of art, and the like.

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

Ok, you might be thinking, I have got a vehicle with a lift gate, several hand trucks, and a bunch of quilts and tape, and my buddies are strong folks. It is possible to do this, no trouble. Surely, you could. But will it be really a wise decision?

Moving that couch across the room is one thing. Move it out of the home, over the driveway and into the moving van is a whole different endeavor, and unless it is a direct flat line from point A to point B, it's going to eat up a lot of the clock. Multiply that couch by chairs, tables, bed mattresses, other couches, and a lawn mower, and that is not worth a cold beer along with a pizza.

Moving to The Music

Then there is the dreaded piano--are you comfortable moving that? Even an upright has a weight of about 300 pounds, and a baby grand is usually above 1000 pounds. There is close to 18 tons of force on the strings--and one can snap in a second if you don't know what you are doing. Let alone the scratches on a wood floor--you have got to lift it up onto wheels or a piano dolly, so that you will not leave gouges in the wood.

Stringed instruments can also be delicate and need to be moved in their cases. Without having the case, an expert could very well fashion a crate for the instrument, encapsulate it carefully in bubble wrap, and then, they know specifically where to set it within the moving van.

Knowing how to pack the truck is an art form, it's also important to leave all your hefty, delicate, and unique belongings to the professional movers in Tulsa. However, go ahead and pack your own shoes.

 

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