Oklahoma City Moving Blog - Tips, Tricks, and Insider Info
March 05, 2023

Leave These Things to the Pros When Moving

Getting Ready to MoveBy Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group 

Like you are not stressed enough with your quickly approaching move, you've got to figure out the specifics of moving prep—do you do it yourself or hire a moving team to do it for you? If you're utilizing a full-service moving company in Oklahoma City, you have the option of a full-service move--all you will need to do is keep out of the way and let the professional movers to get the job done. In the event you're more the DIY type and thinking about renting a moving truck and counting on buddies, you may wish to reconsider your plan.

Besides saving your back and also your friendships, there are other reasons to work with a moving company in Oklahoma City to pack as well as haul your belongings. For starters, these people are pros and know how to pad as well as pack your fragile items. They are also insured--if you drop Great-Aunt Dorothy's fine china on the driveway, it's on you. If your professional mover does not get it exactly right and something breaks, no problem—it's covered.

Is Gym Equipment Really THAT Hard to Move?

Might be a silly question, right? Wrong.

Should you attempt to move a awkward piece of exercise equipment—for instance you got a treadmill for Christmas--and you miss your grip and it falls to the ground, that treadmill likely isn’t going to be uncostly to fix. You probably have got much invested in the gym equipment, so working with a moving company in Oklahoma City to take things apart as well as handle them correctly is well worth what you will spend on professional assistance.

Art as well as Antiques

When you have any fine art or even antiques, it will be a wise idea to have them professionally packed and transported. A moving company in Oklahoma City has the tools and knowledge to build custom crates and cartons for oddly shaped items such as large mirrors, sculptures, paintings, and the like.

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

Okay, you might be thinking, I have a truck with a ramp, some dollies, and a lot of blankets as well as tape, and my buds are strong guys. We can get this done, easy peasy. Yes, you can. However is it seriously a wise idea?

Moving that sleeper sofa to the other side of the family room is one thing. Move it out of the residence, across the driveway and into the moving van is a whole different chore, and unless it is a straight flat line from point A to point B, you’ll have to be prepared to “pivot” a couple times. Times that couch by chairs, kitchen tables, mattresses, other couches, and a lawn mower, and that is not worth a cold beer and a pizza.

Moving to The Music

Then there's the dreaded piano--are you okay moving it? Even an upright weighs around 300 pounds, and a baby grand is likely over 1000 pounds. There is nearly 18 tons of pressure on the strings--and one can break in a blink if you don't know what you're doing. And also the scrapes on a hardwood floor—you've got to lift it up onto casters or a piano dolly, so you do not leave marks in the wood.

String instruments are additionally breakable and need to be moved in their cases. When you don't have the case, a professional mover in Oklahoma City will be able to fashion a crate for the instrument, and then, they know precisely where to place it on the truck.

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


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