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

Piano MovingBy Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group 

Fine piano you have there. It would be unfortunate if perhaps anything happened to it. The same principle may be claimed for your aquarium, your art work, houseplants--even your basement home furnishings--especially when it is time to move.

Most of your household goods and home furnishings are simple, if not simply uncomplicated, to move. You box up most of it, and, with a screwdriver along with a number of various tools, disassemble pieces of furniture so it's uncomplicated to load. For the do-it-yourself kinds, this may be a fun project--until you get to the things which are a lot more of a difficulty--such as the piano along with the fish tank.

Moving the Immovable

Pianos

Pianos are probably the hardest things to move. They can be large and awkward, still in that ungainly cabinet sit the terribly fragile mechanisms which virtually make the instrument. Have you ever thought about precisely why so many people decide to leave a piano at their old residence, or even offer it basically free of cost to any home? This is because they are so difficult to move.

An upright or spinet may not be worth the energy to relocate, except if it happens to be sentimental. Baby grand sizes and bigger can be worth it but need professional aid for a successful trip.

Besides possible damage to the piano itself, there are other possibilities to damage walls, staircases, and any person trying to move these beasts. A professional moving company may be able to move your piano and may more than likely advise a specialty piano mover to do the job. Piano movers can even move harps, organs, along with other large instruments.

Art and Collectibles

Your contact at the moving company in Tulsa may ask concerning artwork and antiques, and highly recommend they pack those items for you. There's lots of craft associated with packing fragile things for transport, and well worth the price to make certain your mirrors, artwork, along with other belongings arrive unharmed.

Household furniture

There has to be a mathematical theory disproving that merely because a piece of furniture got into the home, it may come back out. Think of it as "The Theory of the Pivot"--we all recall the "Friends" episode when they attempted to fit a sofa through a stairway. There's a couple of factors why your giant furniture is challenging to get out.

If it is custom, such as an entertainment center or even a bar, it likely moved into the residence in sections and was set up in the room. If you can get the carpenter who created the piece to take it apart, this provides the most suitable choice. Otherwise, speak to your professional movers with regards to disassembling the item and discuss any risk they feel that they could possibly deal with.

Basement furnishings are usually tough to move out. In case you have added a handrail, the passage is even more tight. Same for the stairs--if you have replaced the carpet with hardwood, they are going to be slippery. Again, this is why a number of people simply leave that furniture in the house.

That freezer you've stored away down there? It's likely the appliance store sent it--obviously empty--so you must clean it out before you even make an effort to move it. Or you might just leave that for the subsequent homeowners, too. Some things merely are not worth the expense to move.

What? The Movers Are unable to Transport My Houseplants?

No, they cannot. Government policies prohibit commercial transport of any living thing--so Goldie the Goldfish must ride along with you, wedged between your ficus shrubs.

Aquariums

Depending on the timing and length of your move, a good thing to do with your fish tank could be to give it away. Nevertheless, for anyone who is intending to attempt to move the fish, be sure you carry out the following.

· Empty the fish tank of most water, leaving sufficient for the established bacteria colony to make it through the trip.

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

· Secure them as much as possible--place the containers inside a bin that goes on the floor in the backseat.

· Construct the new tank without delay. Float the containers in the fish tank so the fish become accustomed to the different temperature before you actually release them.

When your aquarium tank is investment-grade, your fish supplier might arrange for the transport of your equipment as well as fish.

Houseplants

If a long-distance move is on your radar, a good thing to do might be to give your house plants to your neighbors, but if you happen to be determined to move them, here is how.

· Repot to plastic containers several weeks prior to the move

· Move them in your car, or book a cargo van in the event the car's full

· Ensure they won't overheat while in transit

· Put the plastic pots in your new residence for a couple of weeks as they acclimate to the different place

· Truly reassess giving them away

So, get to it--commence packing. Just remember that a few things are best left to a professional mover in Tulsa--or left altogether.

 

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