Local Moving Services in Tulsa--Worth Every Penny - Part 3

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Separating, getting rid of, and boxing for a relocation are without a doubt the most time-consuming parts of the progression. Even if you get movers to pack for you, you should still earmark several days or even weeks so you'll have everything ready to box in Tulsa. The stories you hear about professional packers wrapping full ashtrays or empty soda cans are probably true—they're not there to judge, but to wrap and box everything in the home.

Packing Boxes

You have got at least twice as much stuff as you believe you do…if you're conservative. Many people are aghast at the amount of things they have, and at the sheer volume of absolute junk they have lingering around. Sure, you're going to get rid of all the old stuff you do not want or need, or at least you have good intentions to dispose of and donate-for a week. Sooner or later, it has all got to go, and letting the pros do the boxing does give you more time to separate trash from treasure.

The huge advantage of hiring your local movers in Tulsa to pack is that they know how to pack--smart packing is a form of art. They know how to wrap--paper, bubble, or peanuts--and tape so the frail things stay in one piece. Did you know, for example, to twist a bit of paper around the handle of a coffee cup? 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 moving boxes so they are as easy as possible to move, so that heavy things are in small boxes and you will have a couple of huge boxes that weigh about a pound—that is where the lampshades are.

Disassembly and Assembly--Worse Than Christmas Morning

Movers also know how to disassemble stuff that comes apart--without dinging your furniture. So much modern furniture is easy to move because, for instance, legs come off coffee tables, but having the correct tools and knowledge of how to do it makes the difference in a table that comes back together easy peasy and one that's a little warped or wobbly. If you've got antiques or fine art, it is certainly worth it to have experienced movers who know how to take a tall case clock apart and wrap it--not to mention knowing how and where to set it on the truck.

A child's backyard playset has reduced many a man to frustrated tears when he goes after it with a wrench and a hammer, but a guy who disassembles them every day does the job nimbly and knows to keep all the pieces and parts in one place so that he can put it back together at the destination without several trips to the hardware store.

Loading and Unloading in Tulsa

If packing boxes is an art form, loading a moving van full of furniture, appliances and all of your possessions is graduate-level engineering. Having the correct truck is key--and you have large, heavy stuff, a van or small pick-up truck isn't going to work. A DIY move lots of times goes askew when the actual move is happening—many people do not have the supplies to keep their things undamaged in transit. You will need moving pads for all the furniture, shrink wrap to keep the blankets in place, crates for big mirrors and art, lots of straps to keep your stuff from shifting in the truck, dollies for appliances and big things--the list goes on. What you won't get, unless you have experienced pros, is how to load--the correct weight distribution is imperative since these trucks must navigate traffic and you can bet that, if not braced properly, the load will shift, when the driver brakes.

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